2012-11-06_Special Council

 



Minutes of the special session of Municipal Council held on the 6th day of November 2012, in the Municipal Administration Building, Annapolis Royal, N.S., at 7:00 p.m.

Present:    Councillors Elect: Marilyn Wilkins, Brian “Fuzzy” Connell, Wayne Fowler, Paul McDonald, Gregory Heming, Alex Morrison, Timothy Habinski, Reginald Ritchie, Frank Chipman, Martha Roberts and Ron Trimper; Municipal Clerk Carolyn Young; and Chief Administrative Officer Brenda Orchard.

Also

Present:    Staff members, family members, members of the public.

In accordance with Part 1, Section 12(4) of the Municipal Government Act, the Municipal Clerk chaired the meeting and called it to order at 7:00.

Purpose of Meeting

The Chair stated the purpose of the meeting was to administer the Oaths of Office to the declared elected Councillors and to elect the Warden and Deputy Warden for a 2-year term pursuant to AM-1.2.3 Warden and Deputy Warden Policy.

Opening Remarks by Chief Administrative OfficerThe Chief Administrative Officer welcomed every-one to the special session of Council and noted that as Chief Administrative Officer, she is the only staff person of Council. She noted that she is proud to have a great staff team dedicated to providing good information to aid Council in future decision-making, and on their behalf congratulated the newly elected Council for 2012-16.

Declaration of Elected Candidates - Pursuant to Section 129(1) of the Municipal Elections Act, the Municipal Clerk declared the following Councillors elected as a result of the 2012 Municipal Elections held on October 20, 2012:

Councillor for District #2                 Brian ‘Fuzzy’ Connell

Councillor for District #3                 Wayne Fowler

Councillor for District #4                 Paul McDonald

Councillor for District #5                 Gregory Heming

Councillor for District #6                 Alex Morrison

Councillor for District #7                 Timothy Habinski

Councillor for District #8                 Reginald Ritchie

Councillor for District #10               Martha Roberts

She further noted that Councillors previously declared elected by acclamation pursuant to Section 55 of the Municipal Elections Act were:

Councillor for District #1                 Marilyn Wilkins

Councillor for District #9                 Frank Chipman

Councillor for District #11               Ronald Trimper

Re: Administration of Oath of Office(Section 147 of the Municipal Elections Act)The Municipal Clerk administered the Oath of Allegiance and Office for all Councillors.

Re: Election of Warden

  • Appointment of Scrutineer

It was moved by Councillor Wilkins, seconded by Councillor Chipman, that the Community Economic Development Officer be appointed as Scrutineer to assist the Chair in the counting of the ballots for both the office of Warden and Deputy-Warden, as required. Motion carried unanimously.

  • Nomination of Warden

In accordance with the AM-1.2.3 Warden and Deputy Warden Policy, the Municipal Clerk called for nominations for the office of Warden.

A question was posed on whether council could pass a motion to hold the election of Warden and Deputy Warden at a later date. The Chair responded that it is being held in accordance with Section 12 of the Municipal Government Act, and that the previous Council set the date for this special session of Council to take place for this purpose.

The Chair called for nominations for the position of Warden. Councillor Morrison nominated Councillor Ritchie for the office of Warden, seconded by Councillor Fowler. Councillor Ritchie gave unconditional consent to the nomination.

Councillor Roberts nominated Councillor McDonald for the office of Warden, seconded by Councillor Connell. Councillor McDonald gave unconditional consent to the nomination.

The Chair called three times for additional nominations and there being none, the Chair announced that nominations were closed.

Upon consensus, the two Nominees gave a brief speech.

Paper ballots were cast in the presence of the Clerk and Scrutineer.

MOTION 121106.01  Election of Councillor Reginald Ritchie as Warden

The Municipal Clerk declared that Councillor Reginald Ritchie had been elected by his peers as Warden for the Municipality of the County of Annapolis, for a period of two years.

Warden Ritchie presided in the Chair, and noted that together, this council will work for the betterment of the residents of Annapolis County.

Re: Election of Deputy Warden

  • Nomination of Deputy Warden

In accordance with AM-1.2.3 Warden and Deputy Warden Policy, Warden Ritchie called for nominations for the office of Deputy Warden.

Councillor Chipman nominated Councillor Wilkins for the office of Deputy Warden. Councillor Habinski seconded the nomination. Councillor Wilkins confirmed her acceptance of the nomination.

Councillor McDonald nominated Councillor Roberts for the office of Deputy Warden. Councillor Connell seconded the motion, and Councillor Roberts confirmed her acceptance of the nomination.

After calling three successive times with no further nominations, the Warden announced that nominations were closed.

Upon consensus, the two Nominees gave a brief speech.

Paper ballots were cast in the presence of the Clerk and Scrutineer.

MOTION 121106.02  Election of Councillor Marilyn Wilkins as Deputy Warden

The Municipal Clerk declared that Councillor Marilyn Wilkins had been elected by her peers as Warden for the Municipality of the County of Annapolis, for a period of two years.

  • Destruction of Ballots – Councillor McDonald moved, seconded by Councillor Heming, that the Clerk be authorized to destroy the ballots. Motion carried unanimously.

Re: Election of Nominating Committee

In accordance with Subsection 3.8 of AM-1.3.5 Committees of Council Policy, the called for nominations for membership on the Nominating Committee.

Councillor Trimper, seconded by Councillor Fowler, nominated Councillor Chipman.

Councillor Habinski, seconded by Deputy Warden Wilkins, nominated Councillor Roberts.

Councillor Chipman, seconded by Councillor Connell, nominated Councillor Fowler.

Councillor McDonald, seconded by Councillor Heming, nominated Councillor Morrison.

All nominees accepted the nomination. Four names were listed on the ballot and instructions given to select three. Paper ballots were cast in the presence of the Clerk and Scrutineer.

MOTION 121106.03  Election of Nominating Committee

The Municipal Clerk declared that Councillors Frank Chipman, Wayne Fowler and Alex Morrison had been elected to the Nominating Committee.

Adjournment

Upon motion of Councillor Trimper, seconded by Councillor McDonald, the meeting adjourned at 8:00  p.m.

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Warden                                                                      Municipal Clerk

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