Bylaws define the governing and operational rules of the Commission under which they must operate on behalf of the Village ratepayers. They specify when the board meets, when the AGM is held, when and how elections are held and other governance matters. Much of what would go into bylaws of any other organization is already defined in the Municipal Government Act (1998). New or amended bylaws have to be approved by the NS Minister of Municipal Affairs.
Policies are set by the Commission to define the operations of how the Village is to be administered, such as hiring and firing of employees, facility rentals, charitable giving policies, employee conduct and other operational matters. New policies can be introduced by motion at a regular commission meeting.
Bylaws and policies are reviewed periodically and updated as required.