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Expressions of Interest for Council Vacancy

During the Regular Meeting of Council of June 25, 2024, one (1) Councillor position was declared vacant.

The Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, Subsection 263 (1) requires that the Municipality shall:

(a) fill the vacancy by appointing a person who has consented to accept the office if appointed; or

(b) require a by-election to be held to fill the vacancy in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996. 2001, c. 25, s. 263 (1).

Following the decision of Council to fill the vacancy by appointment, the Town of Espanola is now accepting applications to appoint one (1) vacant Councillor position for the remainder of the 2022 – 2026 term of Council.

All applicants must be a qualified elector as defined in the Municipal Elections Act. Applicants must be:

  • A Canadian citizen;
  • At least 18 years old, and;
  • Resident of the Town of Espanola, or the owner or tenant of land in the Town of Espanola, or the spouse of such a person; and
  • Not prohibited from voting (as per the Municipal Elections Act) or otherwise by law.

The role of Council as per section 224 of the Municipal Act, 1990 are:

  • to represent the public and to consider the well-being and interests of the municipality;
  • to develop and evaluate the policies and programs of the municipality;
  • to determine which services the municipality provides;
  • to ensure that administrative policies, practices and procedures and controllership policies, practices and procedures are in place to implement the decisions of council;
  • to ensure the accountability and transparency of the operations of the municipality, including the activities of the senior management of the municipality;
  • to maintain the financial integrity of the municipality; and
  • to carry out the duties of council under this or any other Act. 2001, c. 25, s. 224; 2006, c. 32, Sched. A, s. 99.

If you are interested in applying, please submit a letter to express your interest accompanied by a resume before 4:00 pm on July 19th, 2024 to Joseph Burke, Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk for the Town of Espanola at [email protected] or in person at the Municipal Office at 100 Tudhope Street, Suite #2, Espanola.