YELLOWKNIFE (October 18, 2017) – The Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) has determined that the Municipal Corporation of the Town of Norman Wells (‘the Town’) is experiencing operational difficulties.
Under the authority provided through section 155(1) of the Cities, Towns and Villages Act, SNWT 2003, c22, the Minister has dissolved the Town Council and appointed a Municipal Administrator effective October 18, 2017. The Minister has appointed Eleanor Young, Deputy Minister of MACA, as Administrator for the Town.
MACA will continue to provide support to the community government through the various programs and services offered by the department. The Administrator will be focused on developing new and amending existing council bylaws to ensure there are clear authorities, operations and procedures for future elected Councils. Providing this direct support is consistent with the Government of the Northwest Territories’ goal of building stronger relationships with community governments and stakeholders, as outlined in the 18th Assembly’s Mandate.
“Supporting the development of strong community governments is a priority for MACA. Appointing a Municipal Administrator in Norman Wells is a critical step in helping the community government to address significant operational difficulties.”
- Caroline Cochrane, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs
For a summary of the Inspector’s Report, please check:
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Municipal and Community Affairs
Government of the Northwest Territories
Phone: (867) 767-9162 – extension 21044