Ryerson Township Council meets twice a month at 6:00 PM. In the summer months, there is only 1 meeting each month.
Special meetings may be called at any time, and meetings maybe cancelled due to weather, holidays and special occasions, or light agendas. If you are planning to attend it is best to check with the clerks office before the meeting.
THESE MEETINGS WILL BE HYBRID IN-PERSON/ELECTRONIC MEETING via ZOOM
(Meetings will be recorded.)
Members of the Public must register with the Ryerson Township Clerk’s Office prior to the meeting for meeting access and availability of limited in-person seating.
Members of the Public are not permitted in a Closed meeting.
To Members of the Public: If you have trouble with your connection during the meeting, you may notify the Host by e-mail at: email@example.com
Role of the Mayor
- To act as Chief Executive Officer of the Township and:
- Support the purposes of the Township
- Encourage public involvement in the Township’s activities
- Act as the representative of the Township both inside and outside the Township and promote the Township in this area, the country and the world
- Participate in and foster activities that enhance the well-being of the Township and its residents.
- To chair Council meetings so that business can be carried out efficiently and effectively
- To provide leadership to Council
- To represent the Township at official functions
- To carry out the duties of the Head of Council under the Municipal Act or any other Act
- To act as Council’s representative when working with other levels of government and business
- To serve as an ex officio member of all committees or other body established or appointed by Council (the Mayor may vote and otherwise participate, unless prohibited by law, in the business of the committee of other body on the same basis as any other Committee member)
Role of Council
- To take care of the interests of residents of the Township
- To create and assess policies and programs of the Township
- To decide which services the Township provides
- To make sure that policies and procedures are in place to follow Council’s instruction
- To make sure that all business done by senior staff is done fairly and responsibly
- To protect the finances of the Township
- To carry out the duties of Council under the Municipal Act or any other Act
Code of Conduct
Bill 68 introduced a number of amendments to the Municipal Act, Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, Municipal Elections Act and Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
The amendments to the Municipal Act, included changes to Codes of Conduct and the role of the Integrity Commissioner which came into effect on March 1, 2019.
Municipalities are now required to establish:
- Code of Conduct
- Council / Staff Relation Policy
- Integrity Commissioner Protocol- (see more about Integrity Commissioner here)