Jan 27th, 2015
By Sara Carson Barrie Advance Your municipal council members may be holding illegal closed session meetings and if you formally complain, the investigation that follows may not be accurate. Tuesday, Ontario Ombudsman André Marin released his third-annual report on closed session meetings. He criticiz...
Jan 15th, 2015
AWARE Simcoe List of municipal employees in Simcoe County who were paid more that $100,000 in 2013. Link to entire list that was released today. Two municipalities – Essa and Tay – do not appear on the list. County of Simcoe AITKEN MARK Chief Administrative Officer $239,961.54 $1,426.30 ...
Dec 9th, 2014
Public will be able to flle complaints about municipalities, universities, school boards (but not Conservation Authorities!) Ontario Ombudsman news release Ontario Ombudsman André Marin today welcomed the historic passage of a new law that will allow his office to investigate complaints about municip...
Dec 9th, 2014
County of Simcoe news release County Council today elected Gerry Marshall, Mayor of the Town of Penetanguishene, to serve as Simcoe County Warden for 2015 and 2016. “I am honoured to be elected as Simcoe County Warden for 2015 and 2016,” said Warden Marshall. “I look forward to work...
Dec 7th, 2014
UPDATED twice on December 8 2014 Outspoken on issues of transparency and accountability By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County elects a new warden on Tuesday. In the running are Basil Clarke, Ramara’s newly elected mayor, and second-term Penetanguishene Mayor Gerry Marshall. Councillors wil...
Nov 17th, 2014
I attended more than my fair share of all-candidates’ meetings during the recent municipal election. Here are a few good ideas gleaned from the campaign trail around the county. -Recorded votes: Make every council vote a recorded vote. This is an example of how electronic voting can serve democ...
Oct 20th, 2014
Township election page Mayor – Scott Warnock – 705-534-3933 (Incumbent) ACCLAIMED Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Deputy-Mayor – Bill Rawson – 705-534-3803 (Incumbent) ACCLAIMED Email: email@example.com Ward 1 – Nelson Baumgardner – 705-526-6334 (Incumbent) ...
Sep 16th, 2014
Midland Mirror TAY TOWNSHIP – Next month’s municipal election will be lacking in drama for residents of Tay Township. Scott Warnock, the incumbent mayor, and Bill Rawson, the deputy mayor, will both stand unopposed in the Oct. 27 vote. Read more ...
Apr 30th, 2014
Property values, impact on cattle among concerns raised By Jenni Dunning Midland Mirror TINY TOWNSHIP – Farmers in 15 massive tractors travelled up and down a Wyebridge road April 24 to protest a solar farm being built just metres away. The fields along Wood Road used to grow soybeans and oats, and ...