Municipal Department Overview
Chief Administrative Officer
The Chief Administrative Officer is responsible to Council for the general control and management of the affairs of the Municipality as prescribed by Council. The CAO, as head of the Corporation's civic administration, provides leadership and direction to the Senior Management team, co-ordinates the administrative functions of the Corporation and exercises general management and control of municipal operations. The CAO ensures coordinated responsive services are delivered to the municipality's residents and businesses in accordance with the approved policies and directions of Council.
The Clerk is responsible for recording, without note or comment, all resolutions, decisions and other proceedings of the Council. The Clerk is required to keep records of all by-laws and the minutes of the Council.
The Clerk is a Statutory Officer of the Corporation and is assigned duties by various Provincial Statutes, including the Municipal Act, the Municipal Elections Act, the Planning Act, the Local Improvement Act, the Ontario Heritage Act and the Vital Statistics Act. Duties include issuing marriage licenses, the registration of births and deaths, issuing lottery licenses, and processing insurance claims for the Corporation of the Municipality of Trent Hills.
The Clerk is the Returning Officer for municipal elections.
The Finance Department has responsibility for preparation of financial statements and reports, maintenance of accounting records, investments, purchase of goods and services, payments to suppliers, provision of payroll and auditing services, maintenance and management of stores inventory and asset management.
The goal of the Rural Roads Division is to provide a safe and efficient transportation network through the implementation of a preventative maintenance program that is designed to enhance the life span of the road systems. In addition, to provide an effective capital works program that is designed to provide the most benefit to the community as a whole and eliminate hazard for the traveling public.
The Rural Roads Division is responsible for the maintenance of 533km of gravel, surface treated, and paved roads, which includes: winter control, road paving, patching and pothole repairs, grading and gravel resurfacing, dust control, street sweeping, ditching and culvert repairs, sign installation and repairs, tree brushing and trimming, roadside debris and litter pickup.
Urban Services and Wastewater
Urban Services and Wastewater is responsible for sidewalk maintenance and repairs, street lights, traffic signals, street sweeping, curbside maintenance, spring clean-up, Christmas tree pick-up, signs, showcase of lights, winter control, line painting, and general repairs and safety. Urban Services and Wastewater also includes sewer flushing, manhole parging, adjustments and repairs, catch basin adjustments and cleaning, sewer lateral repairs and underground locates.
The Water Operations and Maintenance Division includes; water main breaks and service repairs, water treatment plant and reservoir maintenance, system integrity, underground locates, disconnects, sampling and water quality monitoring, water meter readings and maintenance, inspections, inquiries and complaints, emergency response, and testing of microbiological and chemical parameters.
The goal of the Fleet Maintenance Division is to ensure the continued operation of the Municipal fleet of vehicles and equipment through a program of regularly scheduled maintenance, including; vehicle and equipment repairs, preventative maintenance, service to other departments, and vehicle certification.
Planning & Development
The Planning Department is responsible for the review, processing and approval of all planning applications, such as: Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, Plans of Subdivision, Consents, Minor Variances, Site Plan Control, etc.
Building and By-Law
The Building Division is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Building Code and various municipal by-laws. Services include the administration, enforcement, education and dispersal of information to the public regarding the Building Code, Zoning, Minimum Property Standards, Development Charges, Parks Levy, Signs and fences to name a few.
The Municipality of Trent's mandate is to foster, promote and support economic development initiatives at the direction of Council and the community. Our current focus is to support business development through downtown revitalization, development of the employment lands in the Campbellford Business Park, business retention & expansion support, and marketing and promotion programs to attract investment, visitors and residents.
Human Resources is responsible for providing ongoing services to all departments within the organization, including recruitment and selection, salary administration and classification, pay equity and employment equity and maintenance of personnel records.
The department oversees the development and maintenance of position descriptions, administers collective agreements, grievance handling and acts in an advisory capacity to all departments in the interpretation and administration of collective agreements and legislation.
The Community Services and Recreation Department is responsible for the development and delivery of recreation facilities and parks to both residents and visitors. The Department also works with community groups, volunteers and individuals as a facilitator to ensure that the community leisure needs are addressed.
Health & Safety/Emergency Management
The Health & Safety/Emergency Management Department ensures compliance with occupational health and safety and workplace accident prevention requirements, The Department is also responsible for the management of emergency preparedness operational activities including research, development and implementation of disaster planning initiatives, and training activities and exercises.