Local Government

Mayor & Council

Message from the Mayor  

Mayor Robb Noon

June 19, 2020 

Thank you to all the residents and businesses of Callander for all your efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We know it has been difficult due to the social distancing guidelines, health protection measures and business restrictions put in place by the Province, but these seem to have been working. The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has reported only 30 cases in this area. So, we are fortunate to be among the regions that are permitted to move forward with the next phase of reopening and more relaxed social distancing restrictions.

At a special meeting on June 9th, Callander's municipal Council adopted a reopening plan to be used as a guide for reopening, subject to additional modifications that may be necessitated by federal or provincial legislative changes or municipal council direction. This plan can be found on our website on our COVID update page.

We urge everyone in Callander to continue to use caution as the Province and the Municipality move forward with reopening. Please continue to abide by the new social distancing guidelines, be diligent about handwashing, maintaining safe distancing with everyone outside your social circle, etc. We still encourage whoever can to take advantage of online payments and services as much as possible.

We hope that you will continue to support the local businesses that remained open during Phase 1 as well as those that are now able to open with restrictions in place. We ask that you help them by supporting them and respecting the guidelines and protective measures in place.

The pandemic is not over, and it is only through continued efforts to prevent the spread of this disease that we will be able to continue to move forward. Council appreciates the cooperation of so many people in our beautiful community in working together help protect each other and keep Callander safe. Thank you and let’s keep working together as we move forward.

Mayor Robb Noon

 

Message from the Mayor (video recording of April 24 message)

 

The Council of the Municipality of Callander


Meetings of Council

2020 Schedule - Council Meetings (click for annual list)

Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. for Committee of the Whole and on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. for Regular Council meetings.  Special meetings may be called as required with 48 hours notice.  Please visit our Meetings page for Agendas, Documents, Minutes, etc. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers located at 280 Main Street North, Callander and are open to the public unless otherwise specified.  

The Role of Council:

As outlined in Section 224 of Ontario’s Municipal Act, 2001 as amended, it is the role of council:

(a) to represent the public and to consider the well-being and interests of the municipality;
(b) to develop and evaluate the policies and programs of the municipality;
(c) to determine which services the municipality provides;
(d) to ensure that administrative policies, practices and procedures and controllership policies, practices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of council;
          (d.1) to ensure the accountability and transparency of the operations of the municipality, including the activities of the senior management of the municipality;
(e) to maintain the financial integrity of the municipality; and
(f) to carry out the duties of council under this or any other Act.

And as outlined in Section 225, it is the role of the head of council,

(a) to act as chief executive officer of the municipality;
(b) to preside over council meetings so that its business can be carried out efficiently and effectively;
(c) to provide leadership to the council;
           (c.1) without limiting clause (c), to provide information and recommendations to the council with respect to the role of council described in clauses 224 (d) and (d.1);
(d) to represent the municipality at official functions; and
(e) to carry out the duties of the head of council under this or any other Act.

 

Contacting your Council and its Members


To contact the Council as a whole, you may:

  • Make a delegation request to speak at a Council or Committee meeting using the Delegation Request Form;
  • Send a letter or an email to the Mayor and Council to be considered at a Council or Committee meeting.

Please send these, in care of the Municipal Clerk, to:

280 Main Street North,
Callander, ON  P0H 1H0
or by email to clerk@callander.ca

 

To contact an individual Member of Council directly:

The Municipality of Callander does not have Wards, so all members of Council have been elected “at large” to represent all areas of the Municipality.  Council Member contact information is:

 

Email

Phone

Mayor Robb Noon

rnoon@callander.ca

(705) 845-5010

Deputy Mayor Jordy Carr

jcarr@callander.ca

(705) 752-1241

Councillor Linda Alkins

lindaalkins@callander.ca

(705) 752-2471

Councillor Irene Smit

ismit@callander.ca

(705) 840-0614 

Councillor Daryl Vaillancourt

dvaillancourt@callander.ca

(705) 471-4007 

Please Note: Municipal Staff, under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, are responsible for implementing the decisions of Council and for carrying out the day-to-day operations of the Municipality.  If you require a municipal service, or have questions or concerns about municipal operations, you are encouraged to submit a service request, or contact the appropriate department. Please look under the Municipal Services section of this website, or use the “I want to…” function.