Policies

City Council adopts policies to set out objectives, directives and goals pertaining to specific matters within the organization and the high level operations of the municipality.

  1. Administration
Policy NameNumberDescription
Entrance Sign Policy
115A policy regarding the use of the "Event" section of the City of Chestermere entrance signs.
City Hall Rental Space Policy
123To establish guidelines and procedures for booking meeting rooms and spaces at City Hall.
Social Media Policy
124Guidelines for the City of Chestermere's social media presence.
Media Policy
126Guidelines for the City of Chestermere's media relations.
Public Participation and Engagement Policy
127Outlines the types of approaches and circumstances when the City will engage with residents.
Retention Schedule
719To establish guidelines for record retention relevant to administrative, legal, financial and property matters.
  1. Community Services
Policy NameNumberDescription
Sponsorship, Naming and Donation Acceptance Policy
206Provides clear policies on the acceptance of all donations, sponsorships and naming rights.
  1. Development Services
Policy NameNumberDescription
Chestermere Design Guidelines 301Outlines the requirements for all applicable ASP, subdivision and development permit applications.
Telecommunication Antenna Structure Policy
302A guide for the development of freestanding telecommunication antenna structures within the City's residential areas.
Road Crossing Installation
303Provides conditions for the installation of irrigation and/or power lines on the Municipal Roadway.
Road Standards
305To adopt the Collector roads as the Road Standards for the City of Chestermere. 
Integrated Stormwater Master Plan
312Sets a vision for dealing with stormwater in the 2009 annexation areas. 
Chestermere Boulevard Corridor Plan
314Provides guidance and concepts for Chestermere Boulevard. 
Public Art Policy
315Guidelines for the process of planning, funding, acquisition, maintenance and promotion of public art for the City.
Encroachment Policy and Procedure
316Procedures to provide a consistent process for evaluating applications for encroachment authorization.                   
Municipal Naming of Public Spaces
318Guidelines for naming streets, communities and public areas. 
Off-site Levy Policy Framework
320Outlines the process and procedures used to guide offsite levy assessment and collection.
City of Calgary Standards
326A policy to adopt the City of Calgary Standards, as amended from time to time.
  1. Finance
Policy NameNumberDescription
Sewer Utility Accounts401Allows the addition of sewer and water utility arrears to the Tax Roll.
Utility Service Connections-Outside of Town Limits404Outlines the procedures and requirements for utility services to a property situated outside of the City's boundaries.
Waterline Flushing405Provides strategies to ensure waterlines are flushed in a safe and cost effective manner.
Terms of Payment - Utility Billings408To standardize the terms of payment of utility billings.
Investments431Provides the basis upon which a fund or pool of funds is to be invested.
Accounting for Capital Assets432To prescribe the accounting treatment for tangible capital assets.
Write-off or Cancellation of Accounts Receivable434A policy to guide all accounts receivable administered by Administration, excluding property taxes.
Multi-Year Budgeting446Guidelines for the development, approval and adjustment of multi-year budgets.
Restricted Surplus Account447Guidelines for the management of existing restricted surplus accounts and the establishment of new Restricted Surplus Accounts.
Capital Financing and Debt Management448Guidelines for the financing of the City's operating and infrastructure needs.
Taxation of Vacant Residential and Vacant Non-residential Lands450To establish a policy for the taxation of vacant residential and vacant non-residential lands that remain undeveloped three (3) years after registration of the plan of subdivison, which would assist in addressing this inequity
Authorization & Verification of Unbudgeted Expenditures451A framework for the authorization and verification of unbudgeted expenditures to ensure that all spending aligns with Council's strategic vision.
Recording Financial Transactions Policy452To ensure accurate recording of all financial transactions for the City by matching the activity to the financial transaction and coding to the appropriate general ledger account number.
Disposal of Surplus Goods Policy453Provides guidance in the methods used for disposal of Surplus Goods 
  1. Public Works
Policy NameNumberDescription
Winter Maintenance501A policy to address most roadway and pathway winter maintenance scenarios.
Boat Launch                                   502A policy for the use of the Boat Launch facility located at John Peake Park.
Tent Usage503Guidelines for the use of the City's tent by non-profit organizations and local businesses.
Park Bench510Guidelines outlining the Memorial Park Bench program in the City of Chestermere.
  1. General
Policy NameNumberDescription
Assessing Town Property611To regulate access and egress to any residential property for reasons of construction or repair of residential properties.
Advertising Policy614Outlines the requirements and method of advertising to the public, contractors and all interested parties for the City of Chestermere.
WID and Chestermere Agricultural Bursary616To establish an annual agriculturally based bursary with the Western Irrigation District in exchange for land to extend John Peake Park.
Company Health & Safety Policy642A policy to enhance the Health & Safety Management System that protects staff, property, other workers and the public from incident and injury.
Service Fee Schedule643An updated schedule to make the City's service fee charges compatible with surrounding municipalities.
Contract Review and Approval644Defines channels for review and approval of formal agreements or contracts between the City and another party.
Asset Management Policy650A policy for the City to adopt and apply recognized Asset Management practices in support of delivering services to its customers.
Economic Development Incentive Policy651A policy to promote and incentivize economic development through the cancellation, reduction or refund of the municipal portion of supplementary taxes on new construction of commercial, industrial and specified residential buildings in defined areas within the City of Chestermere on an equitable basis.
Procurement Policy and Protocols 652To detail the principles, procedures, roles and responsibilities for the City's procurement operations. 
Events & Festivals Policy653Provides framework for Event Organizers to plan and host successful events in Chestermere.
  1. Council
Policy NameNumberDescription
Council Related Legal Proceedings801Articulates when and how the City will deal with Council related legal proceedings and what support will be provided to Councillors.
Council Meeting Recordings806A policy for the dissemination and destruction of digital recordings of Council meetings.
Council Social Media Policy808Guidelines for communication via social media channels for Councillors and their stakeholders.
Policy Development, Implementation and Evaluation833Clarifies the roles and responsibilities of City Council and Administration with respect to the development, implementation and evaluation of policies.
Human Resources Policies and Procedures Framework834To provide a framework for corporate Human Resources policies and procedures.
Information Technology End User Policy836General guidelines for the appropriate use of the City of Chestermere's IT End User Resources.
Elected Officials Remuneration & Expense 837To provide payment to Elected Officials for attendance at meetings and/or performing related duties.
Compensation Disclosure Policy838Outlines the annual disclosure requirements for employee compensation, pensions and benefits in the interest of open and transparent governance.
Proclamations and Letters of Support839Sets out the application process and criteria for the issuance of Proclamations and Letters of Support.
Procurement Council Policy840Provides the foundation for how the City shall purchase goods, services or construction.
Diversity & Inclusion844Outlines the City's shared commitment to providing equitable and fair treatment to all community members and City employees.
Public Video Surveillance and Body Worn Video Camera Policy845Guidance for the installation and use of video surveillance equipment in public spaces and the use of body worn video cameras by City peace officers.
Chain of Office Policy 846To outline the guidelines and procedures around the use and safekeeping of the Chain of Office 
Compensation During an Emergency Event848Establishes recognition for the additional burden placed on staff in expanded roles when the Emergency Command Centre is operational.