Notice of Intent to Fill Vacant Offices of Councillor on the Council of the Corporation of the Municipality of Callander
There are currently two vacancies for the Office of Councillor. Council has decided to fill these vacancies by appointment. Council is seeking Letters of Interest from qualified individuals who are interested in being appointed for the balance of this Council term.
In order to qualify, you must be an eligible elector and not disqualified under any Act from holding office on Council. For more information on eligibility, see below*. If you have any questions, please contact the Municipal Clerk at email@example.com or call 705-752-1410 ext. 222.
Letters of Interest must be submitted to the Municipal Clerk no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 2, 2020. Submission by email to firstname.lastname@example.org is preferred, but submissions may also be sent by mail or deposited in the drop box at the Municipal Office at 280 Main St. N., Callander, ON P0H 1H0. If submitting by mail, please note the Municipality accepts no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected mail. It is the responsibility of the sender to ensure that the letter of interest is received by the deadline. Confirmation of receipt shall be issued for all email submissions. If a confirmation of receipt is not received by the sender, please contact the Municipal Clerk.
The Municipal Clerk shall certify whether each candidate is eligible to hold office. A special meeting will be held after that date for Council to determine a short-list to select those who will be invited to make presentations to Council. The presentations will be made at a meeting that will be open to the public and candidates will be invited to make their presentations via electronic means (due to the COVID-19 situation). Preference will be given to those candidates with previous municipal or other government or board experience. Council must decide by majority vote to appoint a person or persons to office.
*Qualifications to be an Eligible Elector as per Section 17 of the Municipal Elections Act.
A person is entitled to be an elector at an election held in a local municipality if, on voting day, he or she,
(a) resides in the local municipality or is the owner or tenant of land there, or the spouse of such owner or tenant;
(b) is a Canadian citizen;
(c) is at least 18 years old; and
(d) is not prohibited from voting under subsection (3) or otherwise by law. 2002, c. 17, Sched. D, s. 5 (2); 2005, c. 5, s. 46 (1).
The following are prohibited from voting:
1. A person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution.
2. A corporation.
3. A person acting as executor or trustee or in any other representative capacity, except as a voting proxy in accordance with section 44.
4. A person who was convicted of the corrupt practice described in subsection 90 (3), if voting day in the current election is less than five years after voting day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted. 1996, c. 32, Sched., s. 17 (3); 2006, c. 9, Sched. H, s. 4.
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