Local Government

Mayor & Council

Message from the Mayor  

Mayor Robb Noon

October 2, 2020

The people of Callander have done a great job so far, along with our neighbours in the North Bay and Parry Sound districts, of keeping the number of COVID-19 cases low. So, thank you for taking precautions including wearing masks, handwashing and physical distancing, and please keep it up.


We cannot let our guard down. The predicted second wave that has started to occur around the world, is also being seen in Ontario. In response to a rising number of cases, the Ontario government has reintroduced tighter gathering restrictions for the whole province. Unmonitored and private social gatherings, including functions, parties, dinners, gatherings, BBQs or wedding receptions held in private residences, backyards, parks and other recreational areas, are now limited to 10 people at an indoor gathering or 25 people at an outdoor event or gathering. We ask our residents to please follow these new rules.


For staffed Municipal events the limits remain at 50 indoors and 100 outdoors. The Municipality of Callander will continue to review each of our upcoming events and will either modify or cancel events to protect the safety of the people in our community. Recent changes are that the Municipality is advertising self-directed walks on the Cranberry Trail this fall, instead of hosting the traditional Cranberry Day program at the end of September, and has cancelled the Halloween activities for 2020. Even so, there is still plenty to enjoy in Callander. As we enter this fall season, with the cooler weather and the blaze of fall colours, we encourage you to spend some time outdoors and enjoy the beauty of the various municipal parks and trails, while keeping in mind appropriate distancing.


It has now been six months since the COVID-19 pandemic changed so many things in our lives. It has been hard in many ways, but it has also been encouraging to see the people in our community demonstrate care and concern for one another as we go through these challenging times. Please continue to be kind to each other and take the necessary measures to keep yourselves, your families, and our community safe.

Mayor Robb Noon

 

 

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.

 

Code of Conduct for Council Members

The Municipal Act Section 223.2(1) requires that a municipality shall establish a Code of Conduct for its Members of Council; and Section 223.3 of the Act requires that a municipality shall appoint an Integrity Commissioner.  Please click on the links below for a copy By-laws 2019-1609 to appoint an Integrity Commissioner and 2019-1614 to adopt an Integrity Commissioner Protocol and Code of Conduct for Council:

By-law 2019-1609 To appoint an Integrity Commissioner

By-law 2019-1614 To adopt an Integrity Commissioner Protocol and Code of Conduct for Council

 

Integrity Commissioner Reports

Integrity Commissioner Report September 2020