Local Government

Mayor & Council

Message from the Mayor  

Mayor Hector Lavigne

Once again, I am honoured and privileged to serve as Mayor for this wonderful community.  I didn’t have the occasion to campaign in the last election but my role as Mayor often puts me front and center on issues, projects and plans that the Municipality is engaged in. In actuality, I have been campaigning more or less since first becoming Mayor some 18 years ago. There have been many wins in the past 18 years that we can all be proud of.

We have built parks, walking trails, an all season’s facility in the Bill Barber complex, a dock and splash pad in addition to rehabilitating roads and bridges. We have prioritized our projects and planned our way forward with the development and implementation of our Downtown Waterfront Revitalization Strategy.   

Despite new challenges such as decreases in provincial funding, new legislative requirements and a need to balance infrastructure needs with service delivery, I am confident that this Council will move our Community forward while maintaining a balance between the delivery of services and taxes.  Increased communication with our constituents, engagement with business community, newcomers, developers and visionaries willing to invest in our community and public input will play a vital role in making this happen.

I am confident with Councillors Linda Alkins, Jordy Carr, Robb Noon and Maurice Turgeon the right team is in place to move our collective ideas forward. 

 

Yours in Community Spirit,

Hector D. Lavigne

 

The Council of the Municipality of Callander


Meetings of Council

Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. for Committee of the Whole and on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 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 Hector D. Lavigne

mayor@callander.ca

(705) 845-5010

Deputy Mayor Linda Alkins

lindaalkins@callander.ca

(705) 752-2471

Councillor Jordy Carr

jcarr@callander.ca

(705) 752-1241

Councillor Robb Noon

rnoon@callander.ca

(705) 752-1990

Councillor Maurice Turgeon

mturgeon@callander.ca

(705) 752-1382

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.