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
Council Remuneration Task Force – 2019
Applications for this task force are currently being reviewed.
Spruce Grove City Council approved the formation of a Council Remuneration Task Force during the Nov. 13, 2018, council meeting. This task force will review the salaries and benefits available to members of council, and look at what expenses should be covered by the City when councillors are carrying out their official duties.
Specifically, the task force will review the following for the 2021-2025 term of council and prepare 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 will also review the following items for the current term of council and prepare recommendations on:
- The impact of the change to municipally elected officials’ taxable income
- The provision and implementation of parental leave benefits for councillors
View the 2019 Council Remuneration Task Force Terms of Reference for full details.
The task force will be composed of three to five public members who will conduct the review in the first half of 2019. The task force will present its report and recommendations to council on June 24, 2019.
If you have any questions, please contact us via email.
Previous Task Forces
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.