Tantramar Council meets twice each month. You’re invited to attend.
Our Regular Council Meetings and Committee of the Whole Meetings are open to the public. Find our 2023 Council Meeting dates to join us at Town Hall. Archives of previous meeting minutes are also available.
Regular Council Meetings
The Regular Monthly Council Meeting occurs on the second Tuesday of the month with a 7:00 p.m. start time. The Regular meeting is also a public meeting and is the opportunity for Council to conduct their business.
Regular Council meetings are also open to the public to make a presentation to Council. Interested individuals / groups are asked to submit a written request to the Clerk’s Office no later than 7 calendar days prior to the meeting date in order to be confirmed on the agenda and allow appropriate notice of the agenda. Individuals / groups must provide their name, topic of concern and indicate whether there has been any previous contact with a Member of Council or Administration regarding the matter. Tantramar will make every effort possible to accommodate requests in a timely manner and topics will be placed on upcoming agendas subject to availability. Given the number of items on most agendas, presentations are generally limited to 5 minutes.
Committee of the Whole
At the Regular Council Meeting of May 9, 2023, the Municipal Council of Tantramar voted to amend the dates of the Committee of the Whole Meetings for June, July and August to the fourth Tuesday of the month to align with the Compressed Work Week for Tantramar Staff. The motion reads as follows:
#23-098 MOVED BY DEPUTY MAYOR GREG MARTIN AND SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR BARRY HICKS THAT COUNCIL AMEND THE DATES OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETINGS OF JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST TO THE FOURTH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, BEING JUNE 27, JULY 25 AND AUGUST 29, 2023. MOTION CARRIED.
Our Committee of the Whole meetings will take place on the fourth Tuesday for months of June, July and August in the Town Hall Council Chambers at 31C Main Street. Start time is 3:00 p.m. These are public meetings, and generally serve as information meetings regarding various subjects. It is often the first opportunity for an item or issue to be presented to Council and therefore, decisions are not generally made at this meeting. This allows time for Councilors to reflect on the information and/or seek further information as necessary in order to assist in their decision making at a later date, of which normally occurs during the Regular Monthly Council meetings.
Other Special Meetings
Council may also hold other Special Meetings from time to time to consider matters that require immediate attention and/or a decision. With the exception of Emergency Meetings, all Special meetings are advertised 48 hours in advance via local media, as well as through the Municipality’s social media venues. All Special Meetings are held in the Town Hall Council Chambers at 31C Main Street unless otherwise noted.
In accordance with subsections 68 (1), (2) and (3) of the Local Governance Act, Council may go “In Camera” for confidential purposes to discuss matters that are legal, human resources, or property related in nature, as well as those that pertain to a third party agreements. Council may decide to go “In Camera” during a Regular or Special Council meeting. “In Camera” meetings are not open to the public, and Council is only permitted to provide direction for follow up on such matters. All matters requiring a decision of Council must be made during a public meeting of Council.Minutes and Agendas