|THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL|
|BY-LAW NUMBER 117-2013|
A by-law to amend By-law 100-2012 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.
WHEREAS the Council of the Regional Municipality of Peel has by resolution authorized an amendment to By-law 100-2012, being a by-law which governs the proceedings of Council and its Committees;
NOW THEREFORE, the Council of the Regional Corporation enacts as follows:
1. Part 1, Section 1, clause (c) is deleted and the following substituted therefor:
"(c) The Rules of Procedure, with the exception of Appendix 1, may be suspended with respect to the consideration of one or more matters or questions during the course of a single meeting by a two-thirds vote".
2. Appendix 1 to By-law 100-2012 is deleted and replaced with the Appendix 1 attached hereto.
READ THREE TIMES AND PASSED IN OPEN COUNCIL this 12th day of December, 2013.
APPOINTMENT OF THE REGIONAL CHAIR
(a) "Inaugural Meeting" means the first meeting of Regional Council following a regular election at which Regional Council is obligated to appoint a Chair, and at which a sufficient number of Members are present to form a quorum.
(b) "Lot" is the method of determining the nominee to either fill the vacancy or go forward to the next ballot, as determined by the particular circumstance. The names of the tied nominees shall be placed on equal sized pieces of paper, placed in a container and one name shall be drawn by a person chosen by the Regional Clerk.
(c) "Majority Vote" means, for the purpose of the appointment of the Chair at the Inaugural Meeting, more than half the votes cast by all the Members present at the Inaugural Meeting.
(d) "Member" means, for the purpose of the appointment of the Chair at the Inaugural Meeting, a person who is described in paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of subsection (1) of the Regional Municipality of Peel Act, 2005 S.O. 2005 c. 20 and who has taken the declaration of office required to take a seat on Regional Council;
(e) "Nominee" is a person named in a motion at the Inaugural Meeting that he or she be appointed to the position of Regional Chair and who has consented in writing to take office as Regional Chair if appointed, and who is:
(i) eighteen years of age or older;
(ii) a Canadian citizen;
(iii) a resident of The Regional Municipality of Peel or is the owner or tenant of land in the Regional Area or is the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
(iv) not otherwise legally disqualified from holding such office.
2. MOTIONS FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE CHAIR
(a) Following the organization of the new Regional Council at the Inaugural Meeting, the Regional Clerk, as Presiding Officer, shall call for motions to appoint the Chair. Each motion must be in writing, moved and seconded by a Member present;
(b) Each Nominee named in a motion for appointment of the Chair must consent in writing to take office as Regional Chair if appointed;
(c) The Regional Clerk shall take as many motions for the appointment of the Chair as may be made by Members present and after seeing no further motions shall call for a motion that no further motions for the appointment of the Chair be received which shall be carried by a Majority Vote;
(d) Following the passing of a motion that no further motions for the appointment of the Chair be received, the Regional Clerk shall call upon the mover, seconder and Nominee of each motion to appoint the Chair, in the order that the motions were received, to speak to that motion, once, for no longer than five minutes each;
(e) A Nominee may withdraw his or her name at any time up until a motion to appoint the Nominee as Chair has been passed and the Nominee has taken the required declaration of office as Chair.
3. Voting Process
(a) (a) Nominees shall be voted on in alphabetical order of surnames.
(b) All votes shall be conducted in open Council by an open vote and shall be recorded.
(c) There shall be one Nominee vote per member of Council per round of voting. A Councillor's first vote is deemed to be the Councillor's vote. If a Councillor votes a second time in the same round of voting, the Regional Clerk shall advise the Councillor and the Councillor's vote shall not count.
(d) Once voting commences, the only motion permitted will be a motion to recess.
(e) One Nominee:
(i) The Nominee requires a majority of votes to be elected to the position of Regional Chair.
(f) Two Nominees Only:
(i) The Nominee who receives a majority of votes becomes the nominee named by resolution as the Nominee for appointment to the position of Regional Chair. A majority vote on this resolution appoints the Nominee to the position of Regional Chair.
(ii) If there is a tie vote, the Regional Clerk shall declare a 10 minute recess to allow Council time to consider the matter, after which the vote shall be retaken. If the vote is again tied, the Regional Clerk shall declare a second 10 minute recess, after which the vote shall be retaken. If the vote is again tied, the vacancy shall be filled by the Nominee selected by lot. The person whose name is drawn becomes the Nominee named by resolution as the Nominee for appointment to the position of Regional Chair. A majority vote on this resolution appoints the Nominee to the position of Regional Chair.
(g) Three Or More Nominees:
(i) First and Successive Ballots:
(1) A Nominee who receives a majority of votes becomes the Nominee named by resolution as the nominee for appointment to the position of Regional Chair. A majority vote on this resolution appoints the Nominee to the position of Regional Chair.
(2) If no Nominee receives a majority of votes, the Nominee with the least number of votes shall be excluded from subsequent voting and Council shall proceed with the next round of voting.
(3) If there is a tie vote with respect to the Nominees receiving the least number of votes, then a lot shall be conducted until there is one name not drawn, and the name (or names) drawn shall go forward to the next round of voting, and the name not drawn shall be excluded from subsequent rounds of voting.
(4) When there are only two Nominees remaining, the procedure for two Nominees [Procedure (f)] shall apply.