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Recap: Council Meeting April 12

Richmond Hill Council Meeting Wednesday April 12, 2023 at 10am


All agenda items were unanimously approved by Council on consent

 

Agenda Items Include:

  • The purpose of this report is to recommend for adoption a Code of Conduct for Local Boards as required by the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25

  • The City of Richmond Hill has several local boards, both adjudicative and non-adjudicative.

    • The Committee of Adjustment would be an example of an adjudicative local board, whereas a BIA would be an example of a non-adjudicative local board.

  • Any individual, including members of the public, staff, and another member, who has reasonable grounds to believe that a member has contravened the Code of Conduct for Local Boards, may proceed with a complaint pursuant to the Integrity Commissioner Procedures.

  • If the Integrity Commissioner finds that a member has contravened the Code of Conduct for Local Boards, the Integrity Commissioner may recommend and Council may impose one of the following penalties on that Member:

    • (a) A reprimand; or

    • (b) The suspension of the remuneration paid to that Member (if any) for a period of up to 90 days.

  • Further, Council may impose other remedial actions recommended by the Integrity Commissioner that directly respond to the action or behaviour that is found by the Integrity Commissioner to have contravened the Code of Conduct for Local Boards.

  • Members are subject to removal from the local board or removal as chair of the local board by Council.

 

How to attend Council Meetings and Provide Comments

City facilities are open to the public to attend Council and Committee meetings. The public can observe meetings of Council and Committees by attending in person or by viewing the livestream of the open session part of these meetings which can be accessed on the City’s YouTube page.


Public Comments: The public may submit written correspondence regarding agenda matters by email to clerks@richmondhill.ca. Written correspondence must be submitted by 12 p.m. on the day prior to the meeting. Comments submitted will be provided to all Members of Council, considered as public information and noted in the public record.


Delegations: No prior registration is required to make an in-person Delegation, but is encouraged. Prior registration is required should the public intend to make an electronic delegation by video conference or telephone. Applications to appear as a delegation must be submitted by 12 p.m. on the day prior to the meeting by email to clerks@richmondhill.ca or by using the online application form found here. The Office of the Clerk will provide instructions on appearing as a delegation.


Public Forum: Any person who wishes to speak to Council on a matter not on the agenda must pre-register with the Office of the Clerk by 12 p.m. (noon) one business day before the meeting. Persons wanting to address Council during the Public Forum portion of the meeting must register by sending an email to clerks@richmondhill.ca or by using the online application form found here. Public Forum participation can be in-person, or electronically by video conference or telephone. A maximum of five persons will be allowed to register for the Public Forum on a first come first serve basis.

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