Shelburne Town Council To Fill Seat Left By Recently Passed, Highly Respected, Long Time Town Councillor, Tom Egan. Big Shoes To Fill For The Likely Candidate.
An empty seat in Shelburne’s Council Chambers leaves very big shoes to fill for the candidate who will sit where beloved, dearly missed, Town Councillor, Tom Egan once sat. Council has decided to fill the seat by appointment through a ‘Call for Nominees.’
As 2018 is an election year the position will run until the end the term which is November 30, 2018.
Qualifications for the position are clearly stated in the Municipal Elections Act of 1996.
Nominees must be 18 years of age or older, a Canadian Citizen, a resident of the Town Of Shelburne, or an owner or tenant of land in the Town or the spouse of such an owner or tenant and must not be prohibited from voting, under any other Act or disqualified from holding municipal office. Nominees must complete a Council Vacancy Application Form and a Declaration of Qualification through the Clerk’s Office. Nominations will be accepted by Clerks Office during regular business hours until Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Candidates may also submit to the Clerk, a personal statement of qualification for consideration of Council. Personal statements must be typewritten in a 12-point font on letter size paper (81/2 X11), shall not exceed two (2) pages in length and will include the Candidate’s name and address. Statements that do not meet these requirements shall not be included in any Council meeting agenda, or provided to Council by Clerk.
Certified registered Candidates will be afforded the opportunity to address Council for a period of not more than ten (10) minutes and will be asked questions by Council in an open Public Meeting to be held Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7p.m. inn Council Chambers at Town Hall. For further information or to complete a Council Vacancy Application Form and a Declaration of Qualification, please contact:
Jennifer Willoughby, Clerk
203 Main St. East, Shelburne, Ontario.
(519) 925-2600 Ext. 223