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2018-Dec-11 Aurora Closed Session Meeting, Aurora Public Library Appointments

Aurora Closed Session meetings are closed to the public. The Council members reconvene in open session where the Mayor reports any outcomes of the Closed Session as necessary and Council members vote on any resolutions originating from the Closed Session.

December 11, 2018 Closed Session Meeting Documents: Meeting Agenda (PDF file) & Meeting Minutes (PDF file)

Video Link (total time of 3 min 54 sec): https://youtu.be/Sq1nRksft8o

Keywords: Aurora Public Library Board, Committee of Adjustment, Property Standards Committee, Aurora Appeal Tribunal, Accessibility Advisory Committee

Council voted on the following Closed Session items discussed behind closed door:

1. Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees (Section 239(2)(b) of the Municipal Act, 2001); Re: Closed Session Report No. CS18-033 – Appointments to the Aurora Public Library Board:

Recorded Vote (actual order): Cllr Gallo (YES), Cllr Gaertner (YES), Cllr Kim (YES), Cllr Humfryes (YES), Cllr Thompson (YES), Mayor Mrakas (YES), Cllr Gilliland (YES)

Yeas: 7 Nays: 0

On a recorded vote the motion: CARRIED

2. Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees (Section 239(2)(b) of the Municipal Act, 2001); Re: Closed Session Report No. CS18-034 – Appointments to the Committee of Adjustment, Property Standards Committee and Aurora Appeal Tribunal:

Recorded Vote (actual order): Mayor Mrakas (YES), Cllr Gallo (YES), Cllr Thompson (YES), Cllr Gaertner (YES), Cllr Humfryes (YES), Cllr Gilliland (YES), Cllr Kim (YES)

Yeas: 7 Nays: 0

On a recorded vote the motion: CARRIED

Note: Usually the Chair of the meeting asks for a mover; however, for this motion Mayor Mrakas directly asked Cllr Thompson to be the mover, “Cllr Thompson would you like to move that?” (at 00:01:30 https://youtu.be/Sq1nRksft8o?t=90 )

3. Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees (Section 239(2)(b) of the Municipal Act, 2001); Re: Closed Session Report No. CS18-035 – Appointments to the Accessibility Advisory Committee

Recorded Vote (actual order): Cllr Gilliland (YES), Cllr Gallo (YES), Cllr Kim (YES), Cllr Gaertner (NO),  Mayor Mrakas (YES), Cllr Thompson (YES), Cllr Humfryes (YES)

Yeas: 6 Nays: 1

On a recorded vote the motion: CARRIED

Additional Information

More information about Closed Session can be found on the Town of Aurora’s Procedure By-law page.

Extract (page 23): “Upon completion of the Closed Session: i) The Members shall immediately reconvene in open session; ii) The Mayor shall report any outcomes on the Closed Session as necessary; and, iii) If applicable, the Members shall vote on any Resolution(s) originating from the Closed Session.

Extract (page 24): “g) Openness and Transparency: i) The Clerk shall maintain an annual log of all reports and Resolutions considered in Closed Session, conduct an annual review with the CAO and staff to determine which items are no longer sensitive and/or confidential. The Clerk shall prepare an Annual Report of all Closed Session items approved for public release, and shall post the report on the Town website. Items identified for release shall qualify for ‘routine disclosure’ in accordance with the Town’s freedom of information practices.

Anna Lozyk Romeo
Aurora, Ontario

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