Members of Council regularly meet at Council and Committee meetings to discuss issues such as policies, bylaws, the municipal budget, and major projects to be undertaken by staff. Council meetings begin at 5 p.m. unless indicated otherwise. 

The public may attend or participate in any of these meetings (with the exception of closed meetings) - see the meeting schedule on the Council and Committees Calendar. Council may also hold special meetings - Notice will be provided on the municipal website. 

Beginning March 22, 2022 Council will meet using a hybrid (in-person and electronic) meeting format. Members of Council, Staff and the Public may attend electronically via virtual meeting or in-person at the Municipal Administration Centre (1475 Concession 5, Kincardine).

The public is encouraged to continue watching Council electronically; however, please refer to the latest guidelines (Hybrid Meeting Safety Plan) if you intend to attend in person. Capacity limits may be reduced to ensure the safety of Council, Staff and the Public

The proceedings at the meetings of Council and Committees must follow the rules in the Procedure By-law.

 Committee of Whole vs. Council Meetings

Council is the formal decision-making body of the Municipality of Kincardine. These decisions have a direct impact on the residents of the Municipality.

Council is responsible for delivering community services. Key municipal services include water and wastewater, road maintenance, environment, recreation, heritage, and culture.

The Municipality of Kincardine Council has Committee of the Whole and Regular Council meetings which are comprised of all members of Council.

The meetings are the first three Mondays of each month except for July and August.  In July and August, it is the first two Mondays of each month. The meetings start at 5 p.m.

Unless otherwise noted, meetings are open to the public and attendance and participation are welcome. 

What happens in the Committee of the Whole?

  • Council uses a Committee of the Whole (COW) format at which the members of Council meet in a more engaging setting to discuss priorities and review staff reports and recommendations.
  • The public has the opportunity to register to present/speak to members of Council by appearing as a delegation within the Committee of the Whole meeting.
  • At the COW meetings, motions are made to recommend items for Council's consideration and approval by by-law or resolution at a Council meeting.
  • Motions passed at the COW are not binding until approved by Council.
  • Council may consider any by-laws or resolutions from COW after the COW meeting or at a future Council meeting.
  • Committee of the Whole meetings happen during Council meetings.

What happens in Council?

  • Council meetings take place in a more formal setting. It is when the decisions of Council are formalized by Resolutions or By-laws.
  • Discussion on recommended or proposed motions and by-laws is limited and decisions are final.

Your Mayor & Councillors

The Council of the Municipality of Kincardine has nine members representing the public from 2018-2022:

  • Gerry Glover, Mayor, 519-396-1097
  • Randy Roppel, Deputy Mayor, 519-368-7792
  • Dave Cuyler, Councillor-At-Large, 519-389-8336

Code of Conduct - Council and Members of Local Boards

The Council of the Municipality of Kincardine has adopted Code of Conduct-Council and Members of Local Boards.  The Code of Conduct demonstrates Council’s commitment to achieving the highest standards of conduct which is essential to maintaining and ensuring public trust and confidence in the Municipality’s decision-making and operations.  Council and Local Board members shall act in an accountable and responsible manner, with integrity and fairness in the decision-making process.

The Municipality appointed Harold G. Elston as Integrity Commissioner.  The role of the Integrity Commissioner is to help ensure that Members of Council and Local Boards perform their functions in accordance with the Code of Conduct, and other procedures, rules or policies governing their ethical behaviour.  

The Request for Advice Form and the Formal Complaint Form/Affidavit are included as appendices within the adopted Code of Conduct Policy. 

 

Declaration of Interest Registry

The Municipal Conflict of Interest Act requires Members of Council to declare any direct or indirect pecuniary interest in relation to a matter under consideration.  A pecuniary interest relating to a matter is one where there is a reasonable likelihood or expectation of financial loss or gain by the Member or related persons as defined in the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.  The onus to declare a pecuniary interest rests with the member, and there is a time dedicated for these declarations on every meeting agenda.

All members of Council, Committees or Local Boards must submit their disclosures of pecuniary interest in writing to the Clerk at the meeting or as soon as possible after the meeting during which they verbally disclose an interest using the Declaration of Pecuniary Interest Form.

The Municipal Conflict of Interest Act requires that every municipality establish and maintain a registry of all declarations made by members at a Council, Committee or Board meeting.

Council Remuneration

The Province of Ontario, through Section 284 of the Municipal Act, requires the Treasurer of the Municipality of Kincardine to file a statement of the total remuneration and expenses paid in the previous year to Councillors and persons appointed by Council to local boards, committees or any other body, by March 31st. These yearly reports are available below:

Remuneration for the year of 2021

Remuneration for the year of 2020

Remuneration for the year of 2019

Remuneration for the year of 2018

Remuneration for the year of 2017

Remuneration for the year of 2016

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