The Town of Bruderheim reviewed and revised their procedures bylaw at the term's last meeting.
 
"Every so often, it's good to review [bylaws] and what we found from administration, after tuning this up, there were a number of changes that had to be made," said mayor Karl Hauch. "I'm glad that this came up."
 
Numerous issues were straightened out, along with modifications made to the council meeting agenda by switching orders and changing some wording.
 
"The substantive motion information is something that is new, a help to councils working through issues," explained Hauch. It modifies how and when council needs to make a motion to direct administration to do something, like check up on a concern in town or research some information.
 
The steps to removing a councillor from council chambers were also changed, allowing the RCMP to be called in to assist in the removal of a problem councillor if they have not left the premises when directed to.
 
Another long standing issue that was clarified was the appointment of a deputy mayor, which will now last one year instead of a few months.
 
The changes, though some are minimal, were hailed by councillors as a way to improve council and make it easier to move the town forward while protecting the bottom line.
 
The revised bylaw was approved and came into effect in a series of quick, unanimous votes.

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