Task forces are formed when there are important and complex community initiatives to be explored, where public participation is critical to success. Task forces allow for broader and more varied public input because they partner members of the public, council members, staff advisors, and a full range of specialists and professional advisors.
Current Task Forces
There are no current task forces.
Previous Task Forces
During the June 24, 2019, Spruce Grove City Council meeting, council reviewed the final report and recommendations from the task force on council remuneration that was originally presented in May. All recommendations were carefully scrutinized and then adopted by resolution of council.
Specifically, the task force reviewed the following for the 2021-2025 term of council and prepared recommendations on:
- Mayor and councillor remuneration
- Mayor and councillor honorarium and when they are applicable
- Benefits provided to mayor and councillors
- Allowances and other provisions, such as technology, travel and subsistence
The task force also reviewed the following items for the current term of council and prepared recommendations on:
- The impact of the change to municipally elected officials’ taxable income
- The provision and implementation of parental leave benefits for councillors
The 2019 remuneration recommendations and supporting rationale are detailed in the 2019 Council Remuneration Review report. Also included in this report is an overview of the remuneration review process, mandate and methodology.
Council thanked the task force members for their hard work and contribution to their community and dissolved the task force as they had completed their mandate.
The Mayor's position for the City of Spruce Grove is considered to be part-time in commitment and remuneration. The Task Force on Mayoralty Status considered whether to move to a full-time mayor for the 2017-2021 council term.
The Mayoralty Status Review report was presented to council on June 19, 2017.
A Council Remuneration Task Force is established during each term of a Council to review salaries and benefits, and to recommend which expenses will be paid by the municipality when council members carry out their official duties.
Reviews are conducted at the mid-point of a council term. The next review will take place in 2019.
2015 Remuneration Review Results
During the July 13, 2015, council meeting, the task force presented its final report and recommendations on council remuneration. All recommendations were adopted by resolution of council.
The task force considered the following:
- Mayor and alderman remuneration;
- Mayor and alderman honorarium and when it should be provided;
- Benefits provided to council;
- Allowances and other provisions provided to council;
- Issuance of and support for devices (smartphones, tablets and computers); and
- Reviewing the part-time status of the office of the mayor.
The 2015 remuneration recommendations and supporting rationale are detailed in the 2015 Council Remuneration Review report . Also included in this report is an overview of the remuneration review process, mandate and methodology.