Council Approves Council-Staff Relations Policy
Aurora Town Council adopted a Council-Staff Relations Policy, which provides structure and defined processes with respect to the relationship between Staff and Council. The Modernizing Ontario’s Municipal Legislation Act, 2017, amended the Municipal Act, 2001 to mandate that all municipalities in Ontario must have a policy respecting “the relationship between members of council and the officers and employees of the municipality,” on or before March 1, 2019. The Town is currently compliant with this legislation as both the Council Code of Conduct and the Code of Ethics contain provisions regarding the Council-Staff relationship, however, the new policy serves as an additional resource to guide the nature of business interactions between members of Council and Town staff.
Emergency Management Program and Emergency Response Plan
Council approved updates to the Town’s Emergency Management Program, which includes the Emergency Response Plan, to reflect recent organizational changes and maintain compliance with the legislative requirements of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. The updates support effective emergency management practices and will improve the ability of the Town of Aurora to respond during a declared emergency protecting public safety, public health, the environment, critical infrastructure and property.
Next meeting of Aurora Town Council
The next meeting of Aurora Town Council is scheduled to take place on April 23, 2019 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall Council Chambers, located at 100 John West Way. Please check the Town’s website for any cancellations or date changes.
Additional Council Information
Comprehensive Minutes of Aurora Town Council Meetings, which detail the full list of Council decisions, are available under Agendas and Minutes on the Town of Aurora website. Minutes are available on the Friday afternoon following Council.