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.

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. 

Council meetings begin at 5 p.m. unless indicated otherwise. Meetings are currently virtual but coming Fall 2021 shall take place in a hybrid format via Zoom and in person at the Municipal Administration Centre (1475 Concession 5, Kincardine).

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

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

Get Involved

Here are the ways you can get involved with your local government:

Watch

Watch Council meetings live on Rogers TV Channel 6, on demand at www.rogerstv.com, or stream here. Council will also be broadcasted live on Bruce Telecom TV. (If there was a technical interruption during the live stream you may find meetings on YouTube.)

Speak Up

Correspondence

You may send correspondence to the Council or its Committees by regular mail or via email to the Clerk. Correspondence relating to agenda items, etc. will be included on the appropriate agenda.

Any personal information you include in your correspondence becomes part of the public records. Your name will be published with the correspondence however, your contact information will be removed prior to posting.

You may view additional details about correspondence in the Procedure By-law.

Public Forum

You may speak on any matter within Council's jurisdiction for a maximum of 3 minutes. You must register on the sign-up sheet in the foyer of the Council Chambers from 4:30 p.m. to 4:55 p.m. on the day of the Council meeting.

Council will not speak to or debate on your information. They may refer to a Committee or Staff.

You may view additional details about public forum in the Procedure By-law.

Delegation

Public Delegations are encouraged to address concerns to either the Committee which is responsible for a particular issue or to your municipal Council. Request a Delegation. You can register as a Delegation by submitting a Delegation Request Form to the Clerk no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the Wednesday preceding the meeting.

Delegations are limited to a maximum of 10 minutes. Council may ask you questions but will not debate on your presentation. It may be referred to a Committee or Staff.

You may view additional details about being a delegation in the Procedure By-law.

 Petition

You can submit a public petition to Council. Petitions that meet the guidelines in the GG. 3.13 Petitions Policy may be used to request the Municipality to take action on a specific issue. Petitions must be submitted to the Clerk no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the Wednesday preceding the meeting.

You should review GG. 3.13 Petitions Policy before starting a petition. It includes the guidelines for petitions as well as a sample petition form that can be used.

You may view additional details about submitting a the Procedure By-law.

The Municipality of Kincardine is not able to accept petitions from Change.org as they are not in compliance with our Petition Policy. 

 

 

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 application process to the Integrity Commissioner is included in the 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:

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

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