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Message from the Mayor  

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The Council of the Municipality of Callander


Council 2022-2026

Mayor – Robb Noon

 

 

 

Councillor – Jordy Carr

 

 

 

Councillor – Mike Dell

 

Hi, I'm Mike Dell. 

I’m very excited to be representing you, as your new Councillor. I believe it’s a very exciting time for Callander, and I’m looking forward to our continued growth over the next few years.

To my new role, I bring my experience as a business owner. My wife and I run our company from our home here in Callander. We provide marketing and branding services to luxury, eco-focused hotels in Costa Rica and Panama. These hotels are located in remote parts of the country, often in small towns and villages by the sea — not all that different from Callander.

We’ve seen what’s possible when the right partners, businesses and resources come together with the community — all guided by a bright vision for thoughtful development and an appreciation for the natural environment.

When not working — I love music & design, and I currently study Behavourial Science through online courses.

Councillor – Grant McMartin

 

I am proud to call Callander home for the last 50 years. My wife and I couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. We enjoy all that our community has to offer through all four seasons.  I am honoured to serve this beautiful community and its constituents as councillor. I bring a broad spectrum of experiences working for the Ontario Government and through being the local president of OPSEU and former Treasurer. I am looking forward to working with a dynamic municipal team. Working together with you the constituents, I will be your voice in negotiating your concerns and your hopes for the future. I believe in the current strategic plan that is creating our path forward as we continue to build our community identity making Callander a perfect place to live and do business in.

Councillor – Irene Smit

 

Cheerful Hello! My name is Irene Smit, resident of the Dist. of Nipissing for 33 years, a Callander local for 23 of those years, and your Municipal Councillor for the next 4 years. I would like you to consider me your friend in helping you to enjoy this community as much as I have and to feel confident about living in this progressive yet small-town friendly location, that we all care about and call home. Professionally, I am entering my 23rd year as a Real Estate Broker in the North Bay and surrounding areas and am very familiar with sustainable growth, watching and selling subdivisions as they are developed in our local communities as well as the newer introduction of condos and the variety of lifestyles they provide.  As we grow and develop, we also need to balance that growth along with government incentives, and still retain a warm and friendly atmosphere where neighbours still care for their neighbours, and businesses, both established and new, enjoy bringing their entrepreneurial ideas to the residents, who enjoy the “4 Seasons of Reasons” for calling Callander the best town of all to live in. During my personal time, I thoroughly enjoy watching documentary programs = I love learning. Aside from that, I am a ‘yarnivore’ who has been knitting since I was 5 years old, when my aunt taught me how to cast on, knit and purl, then cast off. All these years later, knitting has become my peaceful zen, and I go to it often. So, there we have it – Irene Smit, Councillor for the Municipality of Callander and Your Friend.

Meetings of Council

2023 COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE (click for annual list)

2023 Calendar View

PLEASE NOTE that in 2022 the meetings will be starting at 6:30 p.m.

Council meets are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. for Regular Council meetings.  Special meetings may be called as required with 24 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:

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 Mike Dell

mdell@callander.ca

(705) 752-1410

Councillor Irene Smit

ismit@callander.ca

(705) 840-0614 

Councillor Grant McMartin

gmcmartin@callander.ca

(705) 845-6640

Please Note: Municipal Staff, under the direction of the Senior Municipal Director, 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