Town activates one phone number, hires clerk, for municipal enforcement services
The next time you need to get in touch with the Town’s Municipal Enforcement Services, you will find the process a whole lot easier.
Instead of remembering three phone numbers, citizens now only need to call one number, which will put them in touch with the office of the municipal enforcement clerk. The clerk’s primary responsibility is to provide administrative services to the Town’s three community peace officers. Council approved funding for the newly created position in the 2012 budget. The municipal enforcement clerk’s office will be the initial point-of-contact for citizens and will create file records and dispatch files to on-duty community peace officers. Duties also include gathering statistics, providing support in the preparation of reports, assisting with court-related duties (such as compiling legal documents and court briefs) and providing attendance at court when necessary.
“This new system will be much more convenient for citizens and Town administration alike,” says Dwight Ganske, acting mayor of Stony Plain. “It will streamline reporting and response processes and help make Municipal Enforcement Services more efficient and accessible.”
The new phone number was activated on Apr. 16.
The Town’s Municipal Enforcement Services consists of three full-time community peace officers who provide public education and enforcement of legislation, regulations and bylaws within Stony Plain. Areas of enforcement include, but are by no means limited to, traffic and noise control; animal control and protection; licencing; environmental issues; and gaming and liquor control. Community Peace Officers are appointed by Alberta’s Solicitor General and Ministry of Public Security under the Alberta Peace Officer Act.