Residents of the Township of Val Rita-Harty elect its Mayor & Council every four years. The Township’s current council was elected in 2022.
Every council runs a four-year term. The next election will occur in the Fall of 2026.
The Municipal Act, Section 284 (1), requires that the Treasurer of every municipality submit a Statement of Remuneration and Expenses, for the preceding year, paid to the Members of Council and Council appointments to Boards and other Bodies.
Statements of remuneration
2022 Council Remuneration Report
2021 Council Remuneration Report
MUNICIPAL INTEGRITY COMMISSIONER
Section 223.3 of the Municipal Act enables a municipality to appoint an Integrity Commissioner (IC) to address the application of the Code of Conduct for elected officials and/or members of local boards and committees.
The Integrity Commissioner is responsible to:
- Provide information and direction to Committee and Council members on the “Code of Conduct” and the “Council – Staff Relations Policy”.
- Coordinate education and procedural training on the policies, Code of Conduct and Municipal Conflict of Interest Act to Council, staff and members of the community.
- Conduct investigations and provide reports on alleged breaches.
- Provide annual reports to Council on any requests of the Integrity Commissioner.
Any person who has reasonable grounds to believe that a Member has breached a provision of the Code may file a complaint to the Township of Val Rita-Harty Integrity Commissioner directly as follows:
Expertise for Municipalities (E4M)
- Address: 1894 Lasalle Blvd, Sudbury, ON P3A 2A4
- Telephone: (705) 863-3306
- Fax: (705) 863-3306
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
INQUIRY & ANNUAL REPORTS
Inquiry Reports and Annual Reports from the Integrity Commissioner.
Integrity Commissioner – 2021 Annual Report
Integrity Commissioner – 2020 Annual Report
Inquiry Report Decision – August 18, 2022
Code of Conduct Policy
Council and Staff Relations Policy
OMBUDSMAN OF ONTARIO
The Ombudsman of Ontario is an Officer of the Provincial Legislature who is independent of government and political parties. The Ombudsman’s job is to ensure government accountability through effective oversight of the administration of government services. The Ombudsman is appointed for a five-year renewable term and his powers and authorities are contained in legislation under the Ombudsman Act.