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Alongside municipal by-laws, policies provide the Town of Amherstburg with a values-driven framework that ensures its constituents are provided with a safe, inclusive, dependable, and flourishing community. Below is a comprehensive record of the Town’s policies, which are formally adopted by Town Council. Thank you for your interest in Amherstburg’s continued development!

Alphabetical Order
CAO's Office

Delegation of Powers and Duties
Media Relations

Municipal Lease

Succession Planning and Professional Development

Parks, Facilities, Recreation and Culture Department

Access to Affordable Recreation

Banner Policy

Code Adam - Missing Child

Commemorative Program


Flag Protocol

Ice Allocation and Guidelines

Municipal Alcohol Management

Municipal Digital Signage

Public Events

Tree Canopy and Natural Vegetation Protection and Enhancement Policy

Development Services

Disposal of Surplus Real Property

Street Naming Policy

Financial Services

Accounts Payable

Accounts Receivable Billing

Accounts Receivable Collections

Asset Management

Bank Accounts

Capital Project Interim Financing

Capital Budget Financing

Cash Receipts Control

Charitable Donation 

Company Credit Cards

Corporate Cheque Acceptance

Corporate Cheque Issuance

Development Charge Interest


Electronic Funds Transfer

Internal Controls

Internal Controls Reporting


Loans and Borrowing

Local Improvement and Drainage Financing 

Petty Cash


Relationship with External Auditors

Reserve and Restricted Funds

Returned Items

Revenue Recognition

Sponsorship and Advertisements

Tangible Capital Assets

Tax Stabilization Reserve

Travel and Business Expense

Water and Wastewater Billing and Collection


Fire Services


Human Resources


Bereavement Leave

Code of Conduct for Staff/Employees

Conflict of Interest

Disability Waiting Period Self Insurance

Discharge for Cause


Disconnecting from Work

Electronic Monitoring

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Benefits and Sick Leave

Employee Recognition and Expressions of Care


Employment Conflict of Interest Moonlighting

Fit for Duty

Grievances and Complaints

Group Health Insurance Plans

Health and Safety Policy

Infectious Disease Prevention Policy

Leave of Absence

Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Prevention

Non-Union Annual Vacation

Paid Holidays

Performance Management

Salary Administration Program

Time in Lieu of Overtime

Training Reimbursement

Work Alone

Work at Home in the Event of an Emergency

Workplace Violence, Harassment and Discrimination Prevention

Workplace Wellness Program

WSIB Reporting

Infrastructure Services

Driveway Alteration or Installation Policy

Municipal Drain Maintenance

Roadside Ditch Maintenance

Rural Mailbox

Traffic Policy

Information Technology Services

Cell Phone

Information Technology Acceptable Use

Legislative Services

Accessible Customer Service Standards

Accountability and Transparency

Appointment to Local Boards and Committees

By-law Enforcement

Closed Meeting

Code of Conduct - Council, Committees and Local Boards

Code of Conduct for the Chief Building Official and Inspectors

Community Grants Program
Complaint Protocol for Citizens

Council Compensation and Travel

Council Staff Relations

Crossing Guards

Election Accountability

Grants to Community Groups and Organization

Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR)

Pregnancy and Parental Leave for Members of Council

Provision of Notice to the Public

Policy Framework

Public Petition

Noise Exemption

Notice of Trespass

Records Retention Program

Routine Disclosure and Active Dissemination 

Street Name Change

Unfinished Business Items

Use of Corporate Resources for Elections - Not Permitted

Use of Town Vehicle

Video Surveillance

Glossary of Acronyms, Definitions, and Terms

Glossary of Acronyms, Definitions, and Terms