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COUNCIL & STAFF

Committee & Council Meeting Schedule and Agendas

Due to municipal buildings being closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic the public will only be able to attend Committee and Council meetings virtually through the Township of Bonnechere Valley's YouTube channel.  Agendas will continue to be available on our website, or via email, fax or regular mail upon request.  Delegation requests will have to be submitted in writing prior to the meeting and will be read by the CAO for Council's consideration.  We thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to deliver services in these challenging times.  If you have questions please contact the municipal office by phone or email.  Stay Bonnechere Valley Strong.  We are in this together!

Council meets twice a month on the first and third Tuesdays.  We start with a committee meeting at 1:30 pm and this is where most of our discussions take place.  All meetings are open and the public is encouraged to attend.  This section is designed to let you know some of the topics that we are or will be discussing. Even if you cannot attend a meeting we would love to hear your thoughts. Letters and emails are circulated to all council members and read. We can do a better job with your help!

 If you have an issue that you would like to speak to Council about, all you need to do is become a Delegate. Please complete the Delegation Request Form and return to the CAO.

2020 Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 & Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 & Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 & Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 & Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 & Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 & Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 & Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The Council Agendas for the Meetings are in PDF format.

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Delegations

DELEGATION INFORMATION SHEET & REQUEST FORM

Committee & Council welcomes the opportunity to hear from citizens and community groups. If you wish to address Committee & Council as a whole, you are welcome to attend a Committee or Council meeting as a delegation.

HOW DO I BECOME DELEGATION?

Please complete the delegation request form. Deputations to Committee/Council are generally received at the Committee/Council meetings held on the first (1st) and third (3rd) Tuesday of each month.  Confirmation of the meeting date will be provided by the Administration Department.

Please note, your request and any additional information you would like Committee/Council to have may be attached to the agenda and circulated publicly, unless otherwise requested. It is recommended that when a delegation requests to attend a Committee/Council meeting that they provide to Committee/Council a copy of their presentation and/or copies of materials they wish to speak about. These documents must be provided to CAO within 48 hours before the meeting.

MEETING TIMES/LOCATIONS

Council meetings are held the first (1st) and third (3rd) Tuesday of the month. Committee/Council meetings are formal meetings, covered by the media and open to the public.

All meetings are held in the Council Chambers, located in the Municipal Office (49 Bonnechere Street East).

Confirmation of the meeting date will be provided by the Administration Department.

RULES FOR DELEGATION

Maximum time permitted is fifteen (15) minutes for Committee or ten (10) minutes for Council but may be extended depending on the nature of the delegation;  You may want to have speaking notes to ensure that you are able to effectively utilize your time;

  • You may speak only to the matter in which permission has been granted to be addressed;
  • Start by thanking the Mayor and Council;
  • Introduce yourself and explain the purpose of your deputation;
  • If you represent a group, explain a little bit about the group and their mandate;
  • Be sure to present your information through the Mayor;
  • Be prepared for questions at the end of your deputation as Members of Council may seek additional information or clarification on what you have presented;
  • Be respectful of everyone in attendance including Committee/Council, the public and staff.  Do not use offensive words or disobey the rules of procedure or the decision of Committee/Council.
  • If your concerns relate to an individual, please contact the CAO to discuss your options.

HOW DO I GET INFORMATION TO COUNCIL?

Information provided to the CAO will be circulated to the members of Committee/Council prior to the meeting and included as part of the agenda package. If you will be bringing information to the meeting, 7 copies should be made if you want each Councillor and staff to have a copy of the information (additionally copies should be made for the press/public). If it is a larger document, you can leave it with the Mayor or CAO and it will be circulated to others.

HOW MANY TIMES CAN I BE A DELEGATION?

You may appear once before Committee/Council on any given issue. If there is significant new information or lapse of time, exceptions may be permitted.

HOW WILL MY CONCERN BE ADDRESSED?

If you are requesting action of Committee/Council, the issue will be considered at that or an sequential Council meeting.

Please contact the CAO for further information – we look forward to hearing from you!!

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Integrity Commissioner

The Municipal Act permits Council to appoint an Integrity Commissioner who performs specified functions regarding the application of the Code of Conduct which applies to all members of Council and members appointed to Boards and Committees to promote accountability and transparency in municipal governance. As of December 1, 2018 Council for the Township of Bonnechere Valley appointed Cunningham, Swan, Carty, Little & Bonham LLP as its Integrity Commissioner for a period of four years ending November 20, 2022. By-Law 2018-0669.

All elected officials are required to follow the Code of Ethical Conduct for Members of Council. The Integrity Commissioner’s primary role is to ensure the code is followed, this includes:

  • addressing any violations made against the code
  • assessing requests and complaints made by a member of the public or Council
  • educating Council Members on the code
  • outlining recommendations to deal with any violations

To lodge a complaint please provide your name, address, phone number, email and send to

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Municipal Staff Contacts

Main Office

C.A.O.
Annette Gilchrist

annetteg@eganville.com

613-628-3101 ext 222
Deputy C.A.O
Sandra Barr
sandrab@eganville.com
613-628-3101 ext 225
Administrative & Finance Assistant
Erica Rice
ericar@eganville.com
613-628-3101 ext 224
Accounting Clerk
Connie Brown
connieb@eganville.com
613-628-3101 ext 223
Planning-Zoning & Community Development
Dana Jennings
danaj@eganville.com
613-628-3101 ext 226

Department Heads

Works Department
Bill Kennedy
works@eganville.com
613-628-3101 ext 2855
Chief Building Official
Mark Schroeder
cbo@eganville.com
613-628-3101 ext. 242
Manager of Water and Waste Water for the Village
Daryl Verch
water@eganville.com
613-628-3101 ext. 2800
Community Emergency Management Coordinator
Steve Fiegen
stevef@eganville.com
613-281-1001

By-Law Officer and Bonnechere Valley Pound
Steve Fiegen
stevef@eganville.com

613-281-1001

Manager of Recreation and Culture
Kevin McGrath
rec@eganville.com

613-628- 3101 ext. 2613
Fire Chief
Dave Murphy
fire@eganville.com
613-312-7361
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Strategic Planning & Asset Management Plan

Beginning in January 2004, the Council of the Township of Bonnechere Valley began discussions with The Delfi Group to lead development of a Strategic Plan for the municipality, covering the five-year time frame up to the year 2009. That plan is currently in effect. The purpose of the plan is to guide the Township into the future, providing a “road map” for employees, a reference document for taxpayers and community volunteers, and a decision-making template for Council.

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