The council for the Township of Madoc is comprised of the Reeve, Deputy Reeve and three Councillors representing the residents and property owners of Madoc Township.
The Role of Council is to represent the public and to consider the well-being and best interests of the Township as a whole, for the long term.
Council is responsible for developing and evaluating policies and programs for the township; evaluating the services which the municipality provides; and ensuring the maintenance of the financial integrity of the municipality.
Councillors are governors, not managers. They have no involvement in day-to-day operations and don’t direct staff. They do, however, make decisions at council meetings that provide direction to staff through the Administrator, who is the manager of the corporation. Council ensures the administrative policies, practices and procedures of the corporation provide for accountability and transparency.
Councillors make decisions as a group in scheduled, public council meetings. While the Reeve has additional duties under the Municipal Act, provides leadership, and acts as the Chair of Council meetings, he or she has only one of the votes at the council table.
Members of council are appointed to various committees and boards in Madoc Township. The Reeve is Madoc Townships’ representative on Hastings County Council and is appointed to committees and boards at that table.
Councillors liaise with community members on a regular basis. Feel free to reach out to your councillors any time.