Procurement Policy - 1709-01
The Town of Cochrane Procurement Policy will ensure the Town and Suppliers are working from the same statement of expectations, rules and commitments that clearly outline what is required when contracting with the Town and ensures the Town’s compliance to all municipal regulations. It sets out best practice and consistent processes for the Procurement requirements for the Town of Cochrane and includes guiding principles under which its business needs will be met, within the designated authority.
Bow Ridge Gabion Walls - 2102
It is the intent of this policy to provide a course of action to be followed by the town respecting the movement of gabion walls in the Bow Ridge subdivision and maintenance and repair of the concrete swale on the top of the gabion walls.
Builder Security - 2001
Town of Cochrane will collect damage deposits from all builders in residential subdivisions where Final Acceptance Certificate applications for surface improvements have been made.
Capital Project Cost Estimate Policy and Procedure - 1706
The purpose of the Policy is to help ensure the quality and reliability of cost estimates for financial and project delivery needs. The Policy supports commitment to continual improvement in financial planning and sustainability.
Civic Partnerships, Community Grants & Arts & Culture Endowment Fund - 1201
The Town of Cochrane partners with not-for-profit organizations to assist in building a community of choice for present and future generations. The purpose of the Cochrane Community Grant Program is to provide financial assistance towards projects/events that enhance and enrich the community. The Town of Cochrane recognizes that Arts and Culture provide social and educational benefits and contributes to a healthier quality of life in the Community.
Courtesy Flagpole 1208
The Town of Cochrane engages with local not-for-profit organizations to recognize significant events, special occasions, achievements and cultural celebrations. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that requests to have a Flag flown on the Courtesy Flagpole at the Cochrane RancheHouse Event Centre are managed in a consistent and appropriate manner.
Community Investment - 1206
The purpose of the Community Investment Grant Program is to encourage initiatives from local not-for-profit organizations by providing financial assistance. The intent is to impact a broad cross-section of the community and promote positive community spirit.
Construction Demolition Recycling - 1501
The town requires that all municipal construction, demolition or renovation projects include provision to recycle as much construction waste material as possible. The construction / demolition (C&D) waste stream shall be separated for reuse or recycled for alternate use.
Developing Policy & Procedure - 1301
Council policies are statements from council governing duties or standards of performance imposed by the town or legislation.
Elected Officials Remuneration & Expense Reimbursement - 1108
The policy outlines annual salary and benefits intended to remunerate elected officials for the performance of regular and usual duties associated with the responsibilities of such elected offices.
Encroachment - 2002
The encroachment policy will assist the public and enable the town to effectively manage encroachments. It is intended to provide a more consistent approach in processing applications, enforcing the policy, and protecting and indemnifying the town wherever encroachments have been identified.
Employment Related Legal Proceed - 2101
The Town of Cochrane may become involved in legal proceedings where employees of the town, both past and present, are named or identified together with the town as parties. This policy and procedure articulates when and how the town will deal with such matters and what support will be provided to employees.
Fire Services Level of Service - 1402
The Town of Cochrane will provide fire protection services according to the provisions of this policy statement. The Town of Cochrane council recognizes that within the municipal boundaries of the town that residents and visitors can be exposed to a variety of dangers from fire and other emergencies.
Front-ending Infrastructure Within the Off-Site Levy Bylaw
This policy is to provide direction around when infrastructure included within the Off-Site Levy Bylaw may be front-ended by developers and the way in which the costs of doing so may be recovered over time and repaid to the front-ending developers without impacting the Town’s debt position.
Fire Service Lock Box Program - 1401
The Town of Cochrane’s emergency personnel use the Fire Department Lock Box Program during emergencies.
Green Building Strategy - 1503
Green Building Strategy for commercial, industrial, and institutional uses. This policy will guide the implementation of green building technologies in Cochrane for new commercial, industrial, and institutional development.
Light the Bridge 1207
The Town of Cochrane engages with local not-for-profit organizations to recognize major local events, special occasions and cultural celebrations. The foundation of this Policy is grounded in Cochrane’s vision of celebrating the diversity of people who call Cochrane home and our connection to the global community. The purpose of this Policy is to ensure that applications regarding lighting The Bridge are managed in a consistent and appropriate manner.
Investment - 1704
The Town of Cochrane will provide guidelines for the investment of municipal funds, at the highest possible rate of return and within the confines of Section 250 of the Municipal Government Act, Statues of Alberta 2000, Chapter M-26. Particular attention must be given to the municipality’s financial obligations, liquidity requirements and the objectives of preservation of principal.
Naming of Streets and Public Areas - 2303
The town will name municipal streets, parks, natural areas or other public facilities to honor individuals or groups in recognition of their historical significance, volunteer contribution or national / international celebrity status.
Operating Reserves - 1705
Operating reserves are fundamental to the Town of Cochrane's financial stability. The town's operating reserve accounts are savings that support resilient fiscal strategies in recessionary times. Operating reserves are vital for our financial sustainability.
Proclamations - 1204
The Town of Cochrane recognizes the value in commemorating events for the not-for-profit organizations and milestones for business organizations within the community.
Public Art - 1202
The town recognizes that culture and the arts contribute to a healthy quality of life of its citizens. It promotes a strong and vibrant cultural environment and provides a sense of identity and belonging to the arts community. Arts and culture serves as a viable tourist draw and generates excellent opportunities for economic development for Cochrane and area.
Public Engagement Policy - 1106
The intention of community consultation is to ensure a well-informed community, to create an environment that will encourage community participation, to forge a bond of trust and accountability between the town and the community and to improve the quality of decisions being made.
Renewable Energy Framework - 2003
The Framework sets the stage for action toward incorporating renewable energy technologies within the Town’s corporate operations as well as within the wider community.
Social Media Policy - 1107
Social media is part of the larger concept of digital engagement which, in its most basic form, is the use of information and communications technology to enhance the relationship between an organization and its stakeholders.
Social Policy - 1205
The Town of Cochrane is a complete community that is inclusive and welcoming, striving to ensure that all residents have opportunities to fulfill their potential and healthy development through our thriving social, economic, and cultural life.
Snow and Ice Control - 2301
The Town of Cochrane will provide snow and ice control on municipal streets and sidewalks according to pre-established priorities.
Tangible Capital Assets - 2201
The purpose of this policy is to provide direction for recognizing, recording, and reporting on Tangible Capital Assets (TCA) on a consistent basis and in accordance with Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) 3150.
Telecommunications Antenna Structure Siting Protocols - 2004
The intent of the Telecommunications Antenna Structure Siting Protocols is to establish procedural standards that will allow the Town of Cochrane to effectively participate in and influence the placement of telecommunications structures proposed within Town limits
Third Party Business Case Review - 1702
The Town of Cochrane will assess requests for capital and/or operating funding on an equitable basis utilizing consistent evaluation criteria.
Volunteer Management Policy - 1802
To recognize the essential role that volunteers, municipal volunteers and volunteerism play in building a healthy and vibrant Cochrane and in contributing to making Cochrane a community of choice for present and future generations. To develop systems and processes that support volunteerism by establishing best practices in the management of volunteers and minimizing risk to the organization and to the municipal volunteers.
Water Conservation - 2302
Ensure that the town encourages the use of new and emerging technologies to reduce water usage and consumption for residential, municipal, commercial and industrial users.
Workplace Violence - 1801
The Town of Cochrane will not tolerate violent acts or threats of violence against employees, council, or family members.
Wetlands Conservation Policy - 1502
Cochrane will ensure that there is a wetland inventory and an inventory of all associated riparian lands within the jurisdictional boundaries of the town and will develop and implement a Wetland Conservation and Enhancement Plan that will be incorporated into statutory planning documents.