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Council to Hold First Virtual Meeting

The current Bill 187, Municipal Emergency Act, 2020 which is now in effect permits Council to meet electronically during an emergency which may be declared by the Premier, Cabinet or the municipal Head of Council under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

As a result of this legislative change, Council has announced their first meeting to be held Tuesday, March 31st at 12 noon. These changes to the Municipal Act allow members of councils who participate in open and closed meetings electronically to be counted for purposes of quorum during emergencies.

The first order of business on the agenda will be to amend Council’s Procedural bylaw which will permit for Council’s electronic participation.

While our Municipal buildings, including City Hall, remain closed during this pandemic, the public and media partners can still access the Council meeting by clicking on the following link:

https://video.isilive.ca/kenora/

This link will provide you live access to the meeting starting at 12 noon on March 31st and a recording of the meeting can be viewed following the meeting.

The next regular meeting series for Council is scheduled for April 14, Committee of the Whole at 9:00 a.m. and April 21 for Regular Council at 12:00 noon. Both meetings are being scheduled in the same format unless otherwise advertised.

Council recognizes the importance for meetings to continue during these uncertain times to make decisions that are necessary for our community. We continue to follow the direction of the Northwestern Health Unit, as well as the Governments of Ontario and Canada, on protocols and necessary precautions. We encourage you to follow social media for important announcements and messages from these levels, and continue to share with those who do not have internet access. Council remains committed to the community and the efforts required to keep our community safe.

Recorded Meeting Links

Various Committee and Council Agendas together with their corresponding Minutes are posted in this section and are available for viewing or printing.  Agendas are typically made available the day before a meeting while the Minutes are available within two days following the meeting.

While Committee Report content on this site is for your general information, from time to time and without changing the intent of any recommendation, minor wording revisions are made for administrative purposes to recommendations going forward to Council and are subject to change without notice.

It is suggested the applicable Council Minutes be referred to for confirmation.

Meeting Calendar

2020 Council Meeting Calendar

Council meets the first and second Tuesday of each month, with some exceptions when external  Council events/conferences require members of Council to attend.   All meetings are held at City Hall, Council Chambers.

Agendas, Minutes and Reports