Dysart et al Municipal Council

 

  • Reeve Murray Fearrey
  • Deputy Reeve Andrea Roberts
  • Councillor Ward 1 Nancy Wood-Roberts
  • Councillor Ward 2 Dennis Casey
  • Councillor Ward 3 Tammy Donaldson
  • Councillor Ward 4 Susan Norcross
  • Councillor Ward 5 Walt McKechnie

 

Dysart et al Council is comprised of a Reeve, Deputy Reeve and five Councillors representing five geographical wards within the Municipality as listed.  If you aren’t sure which Ward you are in, please reference the Map of the Ward Boundaries on the sidebar.

Councillors are appointed to various Committees and Boards to represent the Municipality’s interests.  By virtue of position, the Reeve and Deputy Reeve represent Dysart et al Council at the Haliburton County Council table where we are one of four lower tier municipalities that comprise the County level government.  A link to the County website is also provided on the side bar as the services provided by the County are reflected in the lower tier tax rate.   Refer to our Finance and Taxation page for detailed information about what’s included in the tax rate.

Council serves a four year term and the election process includes a municipal-wide voter selection of the Reeve and Deputy Reeve.  Eligible voters also select a Trustee of the elementary and secondary schools for Trillium Lakelands District School Board and Conseil scolaire de district du Centre Sud-Ouest.  The current Council was elected on October 27, 2014 and will serve from December 1, 2014 until November 30, 2018.  The next Municipal Election will take place in October 2018.

Council meets in the Municipal Council Chambers located at 135 Maple Avenue and all meetings are open to the public commencing at 9:00 a.m. on the fourth Monday of each month, with the exception of December when it takes place on the third Monday.  Any changes to this schedule or special meetings called will be posted on the Home page under meeting notice, in advance of the meetings.

Delegations to Council can be arranged by contacting the Municipal Clerk who will provide you with a meeting date and time for your delegation.  Please provide the Clerk with all relevant information, preferably in digital format, that you wish to be presented to Council one week prior to your scheduled delegation.  Your submission will be included with the online agenda package prior to the Council meeting.

In an effort to reduce costs and environmental impact, Council has converted to the use of digital technology to manage Council and Committee meetings.   Online agenda technology has allowed all recent Council meeting agenda packages, minutes and by-laws to be available electronically by clicking the link to agendas on the sidebar.  Taking advantage of wireless technology, the Council Chambers are equipped to allow individual use of the online digital agenda during Council and Committee meetings.  This change has drastically reduced the reliance on paper and it’s associated costs, as well as having the benefit of providing much more accessibility, transparency and accountability in local government.