Township services are delivered by staff in 7 different departments or sections, overseen by a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) reporting to Township Council. An overview of the services in each area is provided below.
CAO / Clerk / Economic Development
The CAO acts as an important liaison with Township Council, implementing the policy direction from Council and managing the staff as a whole. But the CAO also manages the economic development portfolio for the township, securing the support needed from external agencies if needed and mobilizing the resources necessary to stimulate investment and act on opportunities as they arise.
and By-law Enforcement, Septic
The Building, Planning and By law Enforcement Department is responsible for ensuring that any new construction in the Township complies with the Ontario Building Code and all other applicable laws. The department also oversees most planning and zoning matters and property standards and enforcing municipal bylaws within the Township.
The CAO/Clerk and Deputy Clerk can act as a commissioner of oaths and manage the marriage license process and death certificates. The Clerk and Deputy Clerk also track and maintain decisions, agenda and minutes of all Committee amend Council meetings.
The Treasury Department is tasked with managing all the finances for the corporation, including processing taxes and water payments, debt financing and providing strategic financial advice to the CAO and Council.
North Glengarry's Fire Department is made up of a large contingent of dedicated volunteers spanning the township with 3 different fire stations. Each station has a fire chief and a complement of approx. 30 firefighters. The Fire Service is well equipped with modern equipment and considerable training programs. The 3 fire stations deliver fire suppression, inspection and education services as well as first medical response and extrication support for vehicle accidents. The 3 stations are in Alexandria, Apple Hill and Maxville.
The Township's Public Works Department oversees critical infrastructure like roads, bridges, water and waste water treatment and distribution, and the Township's recycling plant. The Public Works Department will post notices in the Public Notices section for any water main breaks or major road work. The department is well resourced and equipped to deliver quality essential services to North Glengarry residents.
The Recreation Department is busy maintaining key recreation facilities and programming to maintain the unsurpassed quality of life in North Glengarry. They also coordinate special events and liaison with countless community groups that use and maintain municipal facilities to support the Township efforts. The main facilities include the arena in Maxville, the Indoor Sports Complex in Alexandria and the Island Park and Sandfield Centre. But the department also works with Recreation Associations to maintain outdoor rinks and soccer and baseball diamonds and special programming.