Local Government

Mayor & Council

Message from the Mayor  

Mayor Robb Noon

April 6, 2020: 

As a longtime resident of this beautiful community of Callander, I recognize the enormous challenges that we are now facing during this unprecedented time. On behalf of Council and our staff of the Municipality of Callander, I want to express our sincere thanks to you as a community for doing your part in slowing the spread of COVID-19. We must continue to social distance, wash our hands, not gather in any large numbers, and look after our families and neighbours while maintaining a safe distance.


Rest assured that the safety of our community and staff are our top priority as we modify the way our staff in Administration, Fire and Emergency Services, Finance, and Public Works are continuing to deliver our services. We are doing our best to ensure that the Municipality runs as smoothly as possible. Your patience and cooperation are much appreciated while we move though this rapidly evolving situation and time. Please remember if you have any questions, we are here for you.


Our Emergency Management Plan’s Community Control Group (CCG) meets twice a week to monitor and assess the situation, to meet the needs of our community and respond to federal and provincial directives. Please continue to monitor our website for ongoing updates from the Municipality, local agencies and the Provincial Government.


If you have any questions, please contact the municipal office by email at info@callander.ca or phone at 705-752-1410. If you need help and don’t know where to turn, we can help connect you with the resources you need.


Along with you, we are all working together to provide the best outcome for our community.

Mayor Robb Noon

 

 

 

The Council of the Municipality of Callander


Meetings of Council

2020 Schedule - Council Meetings (click for annual list)

2020 Schedule - Executive Committees (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:

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) 752-1990

Deputy Mayor Jordy Carr

jcarr@callander.ca

(705) 752-1241

Councillor Linda Alkins

lindaalkins@callander.ca

(705) 752-2471

Councillor 

 

 

Councillor

 

 

Please Note: Municipal Staff, under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, are responsible 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.