Due to COVID-19, Council meetings are taking place virtually and will be livestreamed to the Dysart YouTube page.

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Council Contact Information

 Mayor Andrea Roberts

Mayor Andrea Roberts

Municipality of Dysart et al

135 Maple Avenue, P.O. Box 389

Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0

 

Email: aroberts@dysartetal.ca

Phone: 705-457-6735 (cell)

 Deputy Mayor Pat Kennedy
Deputy Mayor Pat Kennedy

Municipality of Dysart et al

135 Maple Avenue, P.O. Box 389

Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0

 

Email: pkennedy@dysartetal.ca

Phone: 705-854-1404 (cell)

 Ward 1 - Councillor Nancy Wood-Roberts
Councillor Nancy Wood-Roberts

Municipality of Dysart et al

135 Maple Avenue, P.O. Box 389

Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0

 

Email: nwood-roberts@dysartetal.ca

Phone: 705-455-2070 (cell)

 Ward 2 - Councillor Larry Clarke
Councillor Larry Clarke

Municipality of Dysart et al

135 Maple Avenue, P.O. Box 389

Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0

 

Email: lclarke@dysartetal.ca

Phone: 705-455-9236 (home)

 Ward 3 - Councillor Tammy Donaldson
Councillor Tammy Donaldson

Municipality of Dysart et al

135 Maple Avenue, P.O. Box 389

Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0

 

Email: tdonaldson@dysartetal.ca

Phone: 705-457-6325 (cell)

 Ward 4 - Councillor John Smith
Councillor John Smith

Municipality of Dysart et al

135 Maple Avenue, P.O. Box 389

Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0

 

Email: jsmith@dysartetal.ca 

Phone: 705-754-9844 (home) or 647-393-5528 (cell)

 Ward 5 - Councillor Walt McKechnie
Councillor Walt McKechnie

Municipality of Dysart et al

135 Maple Avenue, P.O. Box 389

Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0

 

Email: wmckechnie@dysartetal.ca 

Phone: 705-854-0987 (cell)

Dysart et al Council is comprised of a Mayor, Deputy Mayor and five Councillors representing five geographical wards within the Municipality as listed. If you are not sure which Ward you are in, please reference the Municipal Ward Boundary Map.

Councillors are appointed to various Committees and Boards to represent the Municipality‚Äôs interests. By virtue of position, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor 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

Municipal Elections

Council serves a four year term and the election process includes a municipal-wide voter selection of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor. 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 22, 2018 and will serve from December 1, 2018 until November 14, 2022. The next Municipal Election will take place in October 2022.

Council Meetings

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 Tuesday of each month, with the exception of December when it takes place on the third Tuesday.  Any changes to this schedule or special meetings called will be posted on the Home page and updated on the Calendar. Since May of 2020, Council has been meeting virtually as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and all livestreamed Council meetings can now be accessed on the Dysart YouTube page

Delegation Requests and Letters to Council

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.

If you are sending a letter or writing an email to Council and would like your communication addressed at a meeting, please ensure that you copy the Municipal Clerk and formally request that your letter be included on a future agenda. 

Agendas, Minutes and Bylaws 

Since 2007, Council has used digital technology to manage Council and Committee meetings. You can search meeting agendas, minutes and municipal bylaws by visiting the Dysart iCompass website.

Integrity Commissioner

The Integrity Commissioner is an independent and impartial position that reports directly to Council. 

 Advisory Role

The Integrity Commissioner  provides  confidential  written and oral advice to the Mayor, Councillors and Committee appointees (as applicable) about their own situations respecting the Code of Conduct for Elected or Appointed Officials and other by-laws, policies and procedures governing ethical behavior, including general advice about the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.

 

The Integrity Commissioner also provides  opinions and reports to Council on issues of ethics and integrity.

 Investigative Role

Complaints  about breaches  of the Code of Conduct or contraventions to the Municipal Conflict of lnterest Act (MCIA) are made to the Integrity Commissioner  pursuant to the Council approved Complaint Protocol. Complaints can be dealt with through a formal or informal process.

Informal Complaints

Anyone who has identified or witnessed behaviour or an activity by a member of Council or a local board that he/she believes is in contravention of the Code of Conduct for Elected or Appointed Officials or the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act may informally address their concern as follows:

  1. Advise the member that their behaviour or activity appears to contravene the applicable standard;
  2. Encourage the member to stop the prohibited behaviour or activity;
  3. Keep a written record of the incidents including dates, times, locations, other persons present, and any other relevant information;
  4. If applicable, confirm to the member your satisfaction or dissatisfaction with his/her response to your concern cited in #1
  5. Consider the need to pursue the matter in accordance with a formal inquiry procedure detailed below.

Formal Complaints

Formal complaints must be sent directly to the Integrity Commissioner using either the Code of Conduct Complaint Form or the Municipal Conflict of Interest (MCIA) Complaint Form. The affidavit may be sworn by any Commissioner for Taking Affidavits in Ontario. 

 

Should the Integrity Commissioner find a contravention, he can recommend various penalties for imposition by Council. The available penalties range from suspension of remuneration to a reprimand or apology.

 Educational Role
The Integrity Commissioner is responsible for providing educational programs to members of Council and Committees (as applicable). This is carried out in group settings, one-on-one meetings, annual reporting and through this web page.
 Integrity Commissioner Contact Information
Harold G. Elston
391 First Street, Suite 303
Collingwood, ON L9Y 1B3
Phone: 705-443-8183
Fax: 705-443-8602
helston@elstonwatt.ca 

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