Seasonal Residents May lose some rights as elected Councilors

Seasonal Residents May lose some rights as elected Councilors

At its September 27 meeting a majority of the present Temagami Municipal Council, Debbie Burrows, Ron Prefasi, John Harding and Dan O’Mara, voted to limit the opportunities for seasonal residents to participate as Municipal councilors.

The 4-2 vote, Mayor Lori Hunter and councilor Carol Lowery opposed, directed staff to bring forward a by-law to a future council meeting  that would limit an elected councilor’s right to attend and vote electronically at Municipal Council meetings.

At this time, due to the ongoing election, it appears that the newly elected council would have to endorse/approve such a by-law.