Town Departments


 Chief Administrative Officer

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) reports directly to the Mayor and Council, and is the only municipal employee that does so. The CAO is in charge of all municipal staff and ensures that the policies and programs of the municipality are implemented. The CAO also advises Council on the operation and affairs of the municipality. The CAO performs all duties and functions assigned by the Municipal Government Act or by Council.

Phyllis Forsyth, CAO

Ph: 780-796-3731


 Finance and Taxes

Death and taxes  -  the only two certain things in life. Thankfully, you'll only find one of them at the Town Office. And our Director of Corporate ServicesSharron Sinclair, will be happy to answer your questions about the Town budget, grants, and tax assessments. You can email her at or call 780-796-3731.

The Finances and Taxes Department oversees all financial systems for the Town. It ensures fiscal responsibility with public funds and minimizes the Town's exposure to financial risk.

The Finance and Taxes Department provides the following services:

  • Taxation and assessment
  • Accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Payroll and benefits administration
  • General accounting and financial services including annual budgets
  • Insurance and risk management services
  • Forecasting and strategic planning, including long term capital planning
  • Treasury services (investments, debenture financing)
  • Financial statements
  • Utilities
  • Financial and procurement services
  • The development of corporate financial processes
  • The setting of financial management standards
  • Monitoring of loans and contracts
  • Managing the Town's:
    • banking, operating and capital budget
    • capital asset and debenture system
    • accounts for the Town's cash investments

 Public Works

Look up, look down, look around. Everything from the hanging flower baskets and snow-shoveled walking trails, to the fresh cut grass and newly-sealed roads is an achievement of Public Works.

If you have questions or comments, please contact Dennis TomuschatDirector of Infrastructure Services, at the Town Shop: (780-796-3731) or at

Services Provided by Public Works:

  • The connection, disconnection, replacement, and alteration of water service
  • Water main repairs
  • The installation and replacement of water meters
  • Maintenance and inspection of sewer lines
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Major road maintenance-overlays
  • Snow removal and ice control
  • Alley and gravel road grading
  • Sanding - when the streets get icy
  • Rock chipping of selected icy sidewalks, parking lots, walkways and stairways
  • Street cleaning / sweeping - April
  • Pothole patching - May
  • Dust suppression
  • Street repairs - June - July
  • Sidewalk repairs - June - July
  • Crack filling (tar) - May
  • Line and crosswalk painting - August
  • Walking trail system maintenance
  • Sign replacement and repair
  • Planning for new roads and sidewalks
  • Traffic signal repair and planning
  • Manage and operate the water distribution system
  • Manage and operate the waste water collection system
  • Manage and operate the waste water treatment plant
  • Water reads monthly
  • Maintenance of playgrounds
  • Arena operation and maintenance of ice and building
  • Manage and maintain all Town-owned buildings
  • Campground operation and maintanace
  • Maintain forganic waste site
  • Operate and maintain Cosmic Skate Park
  • Landscape maintenance 
    • Grass cutting (fields and boulevards)
    • Weed control and inspection,
    • Tree planting and care
    • Watering of trees and flowers, as well as weeding, tree trimming, and planting
    • Communities in Bloom program support