Mayor and Council

The Town of New Tecumseth is represented by 10 Members of Council who have been elected to represent the residents of the Town. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected by the Whole Town while eight Councillors are elected per ward. Council receives support and guidance through recommendations by their Committees and Task Forces.

Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings

You may visit our Council Meeting Calendar to determine when the next Council and/or Committee of the Whole meeting is scheduled. The Calendar is set at the beginning of each year with additional meetings scheduled throughout year. We post the meeting agendas after 3 p.m. on the Friday before each meeting. Council and Committee of the Whole Minutes and Report are posted on the website after Council has adopted them at their next meeting.

The proceedings of Council and the Committee of the Whole Meetings are being audio/or video recorded and made available through the Town's website and/or other public media streaming services and in accordance with  Audio/Video Recording Policy.

Council Chambers

Council meetings take place in our Council Chambers, which is located at the Town Administration Office, 10 Wellington Street East, Alliston. Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. every second Monday. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Speaking before Council

Learn how you can apply to speak before Council about a topic or an issue in the community.

Petitions to Council

Learn how to submit a petition to Council about a topic or an issue in the community.

Council Code of Conduct and Complaint Procedure

We are committed to ensuring that any complaint filed regarding Council's Code of Conduct is dealt with in a fair, just and timely manner. View the Code of Conduct for Members of Council that details the principles that embody our high standards of conduct for elected officials.

Please review the Complaint Protocol prior to filing a complaint with the Integrity Commissioner. 

You may use the Code of Conduct Complaint Form to request the Integrity Commissioner to review complaint regarding an action that violates Council's Code of Conduct.  The complaint may be filed with the Clerk  by a sealed hard copy or with the Integrity Commissioner by a sealed hard copy or by e-mail.

Contact Information:

a)  The Clerk:

Town of New Tecumseth
10 Wellington Street East
Alliston, ON L9R 1A1

b)  The Investigator

John Mascarin
c/o Aird & Berlis LLP
Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street, Suite 1800
Toronto, Ontario  M5J 2T9
e-mail: jmascarin@airdberlis.com

Written statements of disclosures of pecuniary  interests can  be found in the Pecuniary Interest Registry 

Written statements of disclosure statements for gifts or benefits can be found in the Disclosure Statement of Gifts and Benefits Registry.

Closed Meetings

View the Town's Procedure By-law  to learn more about why the Town holds meetings that are closed to the public.

View our Closed Meeting Investigation Policy and Procedure to learn more about why the Town holds meetings that are closed to the public. 

You may use the Closed Meeting Investigation Request Form to request an investigation as to whether the municipality, local board or committee complied with the closed meeting rules established.

Resolutions from other municipalities

The Town of New Tecumseth receives resolutions from other municipalities for information and/or support. 

Proclamations 

On behalf of Council, the Mayor can issue a proclamation to recognize the value and importance to the community of an event, a campaign, or an organization for a certain day, week or month. To request a proclamation, please send an email

 

2022
 September

 top of proclamation

Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month

Whereas; Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) is a progressive lung disease where scarring of the lung tissue prevents the essential flow of oxygen to the bloodstream, resulting ins vital organs being deprived of the necessary oxygen to survive; and

Whereas; PF can be linked to environmental exposures or autoimmune disorders, but for many the cause is unknown; and

Whereas; While advances in medicine are slowing the progression of symptoms, PF remains an incurareable disease; and

Whereas; Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month is an opportunity to educatie, raise funds for research and give a voice to families touched by this debilitating disease.

Therefore, be it resolved; that the month of September be designated as Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month in the Town of New Tecumseth.

World Suicide Prevention Day

Whereas; World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is a chance for everyone to join us in promoting understanding about suicide. Those impacted by a suicide attempt or loss; family or friends; charitable organizations; professionals; politicians; volunteers and community members. Every year on Sept. 10, people across the globe connect to continue Working Together to Prevent Suicide; and

Whereas; It is a tragic fact that there are fewer and fewer people who have not been touched by suicide.

Whereas; Recent stats (World Health Organization) show that every day in Canada 10 people will end their lives and up to 200 will make an attempt to do so.

Whereas; Suicide is in the top 10 leading causes of death in Canada. To be certain, suicide is a critical public health issue and a topic we need to keep talking about; and

Therefore, be it resolved; that September 10, 2022, be designated as World Suicide Prevention Day in the Town of New Tecumseth, where every resident can make a contribution in preventing suicide.

Aortic Dissection Awareness Day

Whereas; Aortic Awareness Day is a day to celebrate global Aortic Dissection Awareness Day (September 19th), when a worldwide movement joins forces to increase awareness of this life-threatening disease.

Whereas; raising awareness of Aortic Dissection, its diagnosis and treatment; providing vital friendship, support and advice for patients and family members; encouraging research into the condition; and working with healthcare providers to ensure that best practice diagnosis and care for Aortic Dissection; and

Therefore, be it resolved; that September 19, 2022, be designated as Aortic Awareness Day in the Town of New Tecumseth, to increase awareness, collaboration and accelerating change to improve patient care & outcomes.

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day

Whereas; September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation; as well as Orange Shirt Day; and

Whereas; We honour the legacy of Residential School survivors, their families and communities, and we remember those who died in the residential school system; and is also an opportunity to educate people and promote awareness about the Residential $chool System; and

Whereas; Orange Shirt Day grew out of the story of one survivor, Phyllis Webstad, who had her new orange shirt taken away on her first day at the residential school; and

Whereas; the orange shirt is now used as a vivid reminder of the need for ongoing discussions and work towards Truth and Reconciliation; and on September 30th, we reflect and honour survivors, their families and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.

Therefore, be it resolved; New Tecumseth residents are encouraged to
honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, wear orange on September 30th and take this opportunity to learn about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.

 August

top of proclamation 

Overdose Awareness Day

Whereas; the Town of New Tecumseth does affirm and acknowledge the harm and hardship caused by drug overdose; and

Whereas; we recognize the purpose of International Overdose Awareness Day as remembering loved ones lost to overdose and ending the stigma of drug-related deaths; and

Whereas; we resolve to play our part in reducing the toll of overdose in our community, which claimed the lives of 169 (confirmed and probable) residents in Simcoe Muskoka in 2021, which was 25% higher than the 135 in 2020, with five of these deaths occurring in New Tecumseth with countless more lives affected forever; and

Therefore, be it resolved; that August 31, 2021 be proclaimed as Overdose Awareness Day in New Tecumseth and we acknowledge that people affected by overdose are our sons and daughters, our mothers and fathers, our brothers and sisters, and deserving of our love, compassion and support.

 July

 top of proclamation

Fierté Simcoe Pride

Whereas; This marks the eleventh annual Fierté Simcoe Pride, and its purpose is to create a safe and inclusive Simcoe County that supports gender and sexual diversity through services, activities and events; and

Whereas; The Intersex Progress Pride flag is raised to honour gender and sexual diversity in Simcoe County. Valentino Vecchietti designed the Intersex Progress Pride flag in the UK in 2021. The flag is a combination of Gilbert Baker’s 1978 Pride flag, Daniel Quasar’s 2018 Progress Pride flag, and Morgan Carpenter’s 2013 Intersex flag. The flag is a symbol of the Pride movement and the advancement of human rights for sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, sex characteristics; and

Whereas; Fierté Simcoe Pride was formed on May 13, 2012, and its mission is “to create and offer inclusive events, services, and educational opportunities that rise above heterosexism, heteronormativity and homo/bi/transphobia, promoting safe communities within Simcoe County”; and

Therefore, be it resolved; that the July 25 – August 7, 2022, be designated as Fierté Simcoe Pride Season in the Town of New Tecumseth, where every resident is encouraged to recognizes this community’s contributions to the cultural fabric of our town and our commitment to making New Tecumseth a welcoming place for everyone.

 June 

 top of proclamation

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Awareness Month

Whereas; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS, is a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control; and

Whereas; The disease is often called Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the baseball player Lou Gehrig who died of the disease two years after being diagnosed. 

Whereas; ALS is inherited in five to 10 per cent of people who are diagnosed with the disease. Early symptoms include muscle twitching and weakness in a limb, or slurred speech. Over time Lou Gehrig’s disease affects control of the muscles needed to move, speak, eat and breathe. Research, advocacy, access to services and resources can have a meaningful impact on people living with the disease.; and 

Therefore, be it resolved; that June 2022, be designated as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Awareness Month in the Town of New Tecumseth. Supporting organizations and individuals committed to raising awareness about diseases, conditions and illnesses that affect all Canadians. Through education, fundraising and support, the health and well-being of our communities are improved.

Filipino Heritage Month

Whereas; Filipino Heritage Month acknowledges the long and rich history of the Filipino community in our city and across Canada; and

Whereas; The Filipino community makes up almost 1% of the population in New Tecumseth and their culture and tradition are deeply rooted and reflected in the town; and 

Whereas; Filipino Canadians have made significant contributions to New Tecumseth’s

socio-economic, political and cultural fabric; and 

Whereas; Filipino Heritage Month, which coincides with the Philippines Independence Day on June 12, a day that celebrates democracy, freedom and culture. It is an opportunity to reflect on and learn more about the contributions the Filipino community have made in our town and in the world. 

Therefore, be it resolved; that June 2022, be designated as Filipino Heritage Month in the Town of New Tecumseth. 

Italian Heritage Month

Whereas; this month, we take the opportunity to acknowledge the history and culture of the Italian community in Toronto and across the country; and

Whereas; The Italian community makes up over 10% of the population in New Tecumseth and their culture and tradition are deeply rooted and reflected in the town; and 

Whereas; Italian Canadians have made significant contributions to New Tecumseth’s socio-economic, political and cultural fabric; and 

Whereas; During Italian Heritage Month, we also recognize and celebrate June 2 as Italy’s Republic Day 

Therefore, be it resolved; that June 2022, be designated as Italian Heritage Month in the Town of New Tecumseth and I encourage everyone to learn more about how the Italian community continues to contribute to our cultural fabric through food, music, and art.

National DeafBlind Awareness Month

Whereas; during this month, we raise awareness of deafblindness, a sight and hearing impairment that affect’s people’s communication, their ability to access information and their mobility; and

Whereas; Those living with deafblindness can access a number of services to assist in their daily lives. Intervenors who provide sensory information for those living with deafblindness along with dedicated support workers can provide the links needed in helping them live safely and independently; and

Whereas; The Town of New Tecumseth is committed to continuing our efforts in becoming an accessible city for everyone by working to identify, prevent and remove barriers to accessibility; and 

Therefore, be it resolved; that June 2022, be designated as National DeafBlind Awareness Month in the Town of New Tecumseth.

National Indigenous History Month

Whereas; Every June, Canadians are invited to celebrate the contributions of Indigenous People in Canada; and 

Whereas; National Indigenous History Month is a time to acknowledge the role Indigenous peoples played in the development of Canada, to honour Indigenous heritage and to celebrate Indigenous cultures; and It is also an opportunity to reflect on the strength of present day First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities, and their hopes for the future; and 

Whereas; Indigenous History Month provide residents of the Town of New Tecumseth an opportunity to learn about Indigenous history, perspectives and culture, and help us build stronger relationships rooted in mutual respect and understanding; and 

Therefore, be it resolved; that June 2022 be designated National Indigenous History Month in the Town of New Tecumseth.

Parks and Rec Month

Whereas; in New Tecumseth, we are fortunate to have a variety of recreation and parks systems providing countless recreational opportunities for residents and visitors from around the world; and 

Whereas; recreation enhances quality of life, balanced living and lifelong learning; helps people live happier and longer; develops skills and positive self image in children and youth; develops creativity; and builds healthy bodies and positive lifestyles; and 

Whereas; recreational participation builds family unity and social capital; strengthens volunteer and community development; enhances social interaction; creates community pride and vitality; and promotes sensitivity and understanding to cultural diversity; and 

Whereas; parks, open space and trails provide active and passive outdoor recreation opportunities, help maintain clean air and water; and promotes stewardship of the natural environment; and 

Therefore be it resolved; that the month of June be designated as Recreation and Parks Month in recognition of the benefits and values of Recreation and Parks.

Portuguese Heritage Month

Whereas; Portuguese Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the richness of the Portuguese culture and offers an opportunity to learn more about our Portuguese community, while helping preserve it for future generations; and

Whereas; The Portuguese community makes up almost 3% of the population in New Tecumseth and their culture and tradition are deeply rooted and reflected in the town; and 

Whereas; During Portuguese Heritage Month we celebrate the Portuguese Republic’s National Day on June 10. On this day and throughout the month, we can learn more about the many outstanding contributions Portuguese Canadians have made to our city and around the world; and 

Therefore, be it resolved; that June 2022, be designated as Portuguese Heritage Month in the Town of New Tecumseth and we recognize and honour the long history of the Portuguese community in our town and across Canada.

Senior's Month

Whereas; Seniors’ Month is an annual province-wide celebration; and 

Whereas; seniors have contributed and continue to contribute immensely to the life and vibrancy of this community; and 

Whereas; seniors continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and important and active members of this community and their contributions past and present warrant appreciation and recognition and their stories deserve to be told; and 

WHEREAS; the health and well-being of seniors is in the interest of all and further adds to the health and well-being of the community and the knowledge and experience seniors pass on to us continues to benefit all; and 

Therefore, be it resolved; that the month of June be designated as Seniors’ Month in the Town of New Tecumseth and encourage all citizens to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our seniors

United Pride Month

Whereas; the Town of New Tecumseth cherishes the value and dignity of each person and appreciates the importance of equality and freedom. Welcoming all to live, work, play, and every family, in any shape, deserves a place to call home where they are safe, happy, and supported by friends and neighbors; and 

Whereas; the Town denounces prejudice and unfair discrimination based on age, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical attributes as an affront to our fundamental principles; and 

Whereas; the Town appreciates the cultural, civic, and economic contributions of lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, plus (LGBTQ2+) as well as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) community which strengthen our social welfare; and 

Whereas; it is imperative that young people in our community, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression, feel valued, safe, empowered, and supported by their peers and community leaders; and 

Therefore, be it resolved; that the month of June 2022 be designated as United Pride in the Town of New Tecumseth and urge residents to recognize the contributions made by members of the LGBTQ2+ and BIPOC community and to actively promote the principles of equality, liberty, and justice.

Canadian Armed Forces Day

Whereas; our dedicated and courageous Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) keep our country and its citizens safe every day; and

Whereas; Our Armed Forces made up of the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Navy, and Royal Canadian Air Force, can be counted on to serve their country with pride, compassion and dedication while ensuring Canadians receive the assistance they require. There are approximately 2,000 CAF personnel who are deployed in more than 20 different military operations at home and abroad; and 

Whereas; We recognize and honour all current and former Canadian Armed Forces personnel for their military service and thank them and their families for their sacrifices as they bravely serve our country; and 

Therefore, be it resolved; that June 6, 2022, be designated Canadian Armed Forces Day in the Town of New Tecumseth.

Grad Week

Whereas; this week we celebrate the graduates from elementary school, high school, colleges and universities and all those graduating in 2021; and

Whereas; Congratulations graduates, you did it. Despite the challenges brought forward by the pandemic over the last school year you succeeded in adapting to those changes and completing your school year. We commend your teachers, parents and loved ones who have supported you each step of the way and the work you have done to get to this point; and 

Whereas; As you close one chapter of your development and move to the next, we wish you a successful and bright future. You deserve to celebrate this momentous occasion and the resiliency you have demonstrated over the last year.; and

Therefore, be it resolved, that June 19-25, 2022, be designated Grad Week in the Town of New Tecumseth. Congratulations to our graduates!

Intergenerational Day

Whereas; Intergenerational Day celebrates the power of intentional and respectful connections between older adults, children and youth and raises awareness around the significant role that positive connections between generations can make; and

Whereas; Respectful intergenerational relationships provide a way for people to obtain an understanding of aging. Friendships between older and younger people help promote self-esteem and feelings of well-being that make communities stronger; and 

Whereas; The Town of New Tecumseth supports healthy communities across the town by partnering with and investing in people, services, programs and facilities to strengthen social, economic and physical conditions that impact town-wide change; and 

Therefore, be it resolved; that June 1, 2022, be designated as Intergenerational Day in the Town of New Tecumseth.

Longest Day of Smiles

Whereas; Operation Smile Canada announces 19 June 2022 as the Longest Day of SMILES to celebrate the joy of providing smiles to children born with cleft conditions in low- and middle- income countries; and

Whereas; Operation Smile is a global medical charity helping to improve the health and lives of children in more than 60 countries, provided more than 300,000 children and young adults born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial differences with free, life-changing surgical procedures and dental care; and 

Whereas; The Longest Day of SMILES will bring together Canadians from across the nation to raise funds, awareness, and share smiles, with each other and with children born with cleft conditions. Now, more than ever, we all need a reason to smile; and 

Therefore, be it resolved; that June 19, 2022, be designated as “The Longest Day of SMILES” Day in the Town of New Tecumseth. A day which recognizes the importance of a smile and the power of sharing smiles with children in low- and middle- income countries.

National Day of Remembrance of Victims of Terrorism Day

Whereas; this year marks the 37th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack in Canadian history, when all 329 people on board Air India Flight 182 including 280 Canadians, were tragically killed when it was bombed on June 23, 1985; and 

Whereas; Today, on the 17th National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism, we remember the victims of Flight 182 and all victims of terrorism, who lost their lives as a result of these acts of violence. We also remember the family and friends whose lives are forever changed by losing loved ones to terrorist acts; and 

Whereas; The Town of New Tecumseth strongly condemns all acts of terrorism as we work hard to continue to promote equity, human rights and safety for all residents. The Town is committed to working with others to make the world a safer and better place for everyone, while recognizing that work still needs to be done to achieve peace; and 

Therefore, be it resolved, that June 23, 2022, be designated National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism in the Town of New Tecumseth.

National Health and Fitness Day

Whereas; National Health and Fitness Day is a day to encourage everyone to get out and get active; and

Whereas; Physical activity is a great way to help lead healthier lives and promotes both physical and mental health; and 

Whereas; The Town of New Tecumseth provides programs and services motivating residents to engage in physical activity. Remaining active and keeping healthy helps improve the overall health of our communities and makes our town more vibrant and resilient; and 

Therefore, be it resolved; that June 4, 2022, be designated as National Health and Fitness Day in the Town of New Tecumseth.

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Whereas; this day was first proclaimed in 1996 to celebrate the unique heritage, diversity and valued contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.; and 

Whereas; During this year’s recognition, we pause to remember all Indigenous children who didn’t return home and their families who lost their loved ones, and the survivors of the residential and day schools.; and 

Whereas; The Town of New Tecumseth strives to strengthen the Town’s relationship with Indigenous communities and advance reconciliation. The Town is committed to working with all Indigenous peoples in a meaningful way to help address their unique needs and work with the community to find solutions.; and 

Therefore, be it resolved that June 21, 2022, be designated National Indigenous People’s Day in the Town of New Tecumseth.

St. John Ambulance Week 

Whereas; 2022 represents the 81st anniversary of the establishment of the Barrie Simcoe Muskoka Branch of St. John Ambulance; and 

Whereas; the Barrie Simcoe Muskoka Branch has been serving the community for the past 80 years and fulfilling the mission to enable Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality of life by providing training and community service; and  

Whereas; this branch supports six volunteer community service groups, including; two Medical First Response Units, two Therapy Dog units, one Youth unit and one Car Seat Educator Team; and 

Whereas; In 2020 the 181 volunteers of the Branch provided the community with approximately 11, 750 hours of volunteer services; and 

Therefore, be it resolved; that the month of June 20 -25, 2022 be designated as St. John Ambulance Week in the Town of New Tecumseth.

World Blood Donor Day

Whereas; World Blood Donor Day recognizes the lifesaving gift given by those who give blood to help save lives and improve the health of others; and

Whereas; the World Blood Donor Day slogan is "Give blood and keep the World beating". Highlighting the essential contribution that blood donors make to keep the world pulsating. That is by saving lives and improving other's health; and

Whereas; Reinforces the global call for more people to donate blood regularly and to contribute to better global health; and

Therefore, be it resolved; that June 14, 2022, be designated World Blood Donor Day in the Town of New Tecumseth.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Whereas; the Town of New Tecumseth's seniors are valued, contributing members of society, imparting a wealth of experience and wisdom in our communities. They deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. It is our collective responsibility to ensure they live safely and fully engaged within the community that cares about them; and 

Whereas; 2022 Marks the 17th Anniversary of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  Its recognition will foster a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older adults; and 

Whereas; Elder abuse is not limited to race, gender, culture, or circumstance, and regardless of whether the abuse is physical, emotional, or financial, it has a significant impact on the lives of individuals and families; and 

Therefore, be it resolved; that June 15, 2022, be proclaimed as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in the Town of New Tecumseth and we encourage all of our residents to recognize and celebrate seniors and their ongoing contributions to the success and vitality of our province, Ontario.

World Environment Day

Whereas; World Environment Day is a global day of action to raise awareness around the environmental issues impacting our world; and

Whereas; Since 1974, World Environment Day has been a call to action to protect our environment by engaging with the government, businesses and citizens to focus efforts on pressing environmental issues; and 

Whereas; The Town of New Tecumseth is committed to being a leader in conservation and protection of the environment and has taken action with a number of initiatives to promote energy efficiency and clean mobility, continuing to grow and enhance green spaces, addressing climate change, supporting energy-efficient housing and reducing carbon emissions; and

Therefore, be it resolved; that June 5, 2022, be designated World Environment Day in the Town of New Tecumseth.

World Refugee Day

Whereas; this year marks the 71st anniversary of the 1951 United Nations Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. Today we recognize the hardships and struggles faced by refugees who are forced to flee their home country to escape persecution, war, or violence, and we thank them for the many contributions they have made to our town; and

Whereas; The Town of New Tecumseth recognizes the need to support refugees as they settle and integrate in our town through the provision of vital programs and support to help with their transition; and 

Whereas; The Town of New Tecumseth is committed to promoting fundamental rights for all Toronto residents regardless of their immigration status, and enhancing the quality of life for refugees and those at risk of experiencing discrimination or violence; and

Therefore, be it resolved; that June 20, 2022, be designated World Refugee Day in the Town of New Tecumseth.