|THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL|
|BY-LAW NUMBER 122-2007|
A by-law to amend By-law 57-2006, being a by-law to govern the calling, place, and proceedings of the meetings of Council and its committees and the conduct of their members, and to repeal By-law 63-2003, being a by-law to prescribe the form, manner, and the times for the provision of notice under the Municipal Act, 2001.
WHEREAS section 270 of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, requires a municipality to adopt and maintain a policy regarding the circumstances in which the municipality shall provide notice to the public and, if notice is to be provided, the form, manner, and times notice shall be given, prior to January 1, 2008;
AND WHEREAS Regional Council adopted a notice policy on the 15th day, November 2007 making By-law 63-2003 redundant;
AND WHEREAS Section 239 of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, provides that a municipal council may hold a closed meeting for the purposes of educational or training sessions of its members;
AND WHEREAS Regional Council has by resolution authorized an amendment to By-law 57-2006, being a by-law which governs the proceedings of Council and its committees;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Regional Corporation enacts as follows:
1. That Part III, Section 2, clause (b) be amended by adding the following paragraph:
“(v) public notice of all regularly scheduled meetings of Council and committees be given by posting on the Region of Peel Web Site the schedule of regular meetings for the ensuing year as approved by Regional Council pursuant to Part Ill Section 2 of this By-law;”
2. That Part III, Section 2, clause (c) be amended by adding the following paragraph:
“(i) public notice of all meetings not shown on the schedule of regular meetings be given by posting on the Region of Peel Web Site a Notice of the meeting in a form sufficient to indicate the date, time and location of the meeting and the nature of the matters to be considered at least 48 hours before the meeting is to be held.”
3. That Part III, Section 3, clause (c) be amended by adding the following paragraph:
“(i) public notice of special meetings as set out in clause (a) be given by posting on the Region of Peel Web Site a Notice of the meeting in a form sufficient to indicate the date, time and location of the meeting and the nature of the matters to be considered at least 48 hours before the meeting is to be held.”
4. That Part IV, Section 1, clause (b) be deleted and the following substituted therefore:
“(b) Before considering any business at a meeting for which a draft agenda or amended draft agenda has been prepared, Council or committee as the case may be, shall by resolution approve or amend and approve the draft agenda as the agenda for the meeting. A motion to further amend the agenda following its approval shall require a two-thirds vote.
(i) Despite section 1(b) above, or any provision of this by-law to the contrary, any member of Council or committee, at any time whether before or after the approval of the agenda, may move a motion without the need for the motion to be seconded, if made in Council, that the meeting be immediately closed to the public to receive advice that is subject to solicitor client privilege as to whether any matter listed on the agenda to be considered in camera may properly be considered in closed session.
a. Any motion as outlined in Section 1(b)(i) above is not debatable and shall be immediately put to a vote and may be passed by a simple majority.
(ii) Despite section (1)(b), a motion may be passed by a simple majority vote to amend the agenda to move any matter listed in the closed session portion of the agenda to the appropriate section of the public agenda.
5. That Part IV, Section 8, clause (c) be amended by adding the following paragraph:
“(viii) a meeting held for the purpose of educating or training the members, at which no member discusses or otherwise deals with any matter in a way that materially advances the business or decision-making of the Council or committee.
Clause 6(1)(b) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) does not apply to a record of a meeting closed under this provision.”
6. That By-law 63-2003 is hereby repealed upon this by-law coming into force and effect.
READ THREE TIMES AND PASSED IN OPEN COUNCIL this 15th day of November, 2007.
| C. Gravlev