Clerk Department

Roles and Responsibilities

The Clerk is a statutory officer of the Corporation of the Municipality of Powassan and is assigned various duties by a number of Provincial statutes such as the Municipal Act, the Planning Act, the Municipal Elections Act, the Ontario Heritage Act and the Vital Statistics Act.

The Clerk is a statutory position prescribed by Section 228(1) of the Municipal Act whose duty is:

  • To record, without note or comment, all resolutions, decisions and other proceedings of the council;
  • If required by any member present at a vote, to record the name and vote of every member voting on any matter or question;
  • To keep the originals or copies of all by-laws and of all minutes of the proceedings of the council;
  • To perform the other duties required under the Municipal Act or under any other Act; and
  • To perform such other duties as are assigned by the municipality.

The Office of the Clerk at the Municipality of Powassan consists of a Municipal Clerk and the Deputy Clerk. The Municipal Clerk is responsible for Legislative and Council Services.

The primary roles and responsibilities of this department include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of Council and Committee agenda packages and supporting documents.
  • Attendance at meetings of Council and Committees requiring the taking of minutes and giving of advice on procedural matters.
  • Communication of Council decisions and directives.
  • Ensuring compliance with Legislation as it relates to Council and Committee processes and access to municipal records (MFIPPA).
  • Administration of Marriage and Lottery Licensing for the Municipality.
  • Conduct and administer the Municipal and School Board Elections.
  • Providing an effective records management system for the Corporation.
  • Maintaining Vital Statistics Registration for the Municipality.

The Municipal Clerk provides legislative and procedural support services to Council and other municipal departments and is responsible for preparing Council agendas, minutes, Bylaws, resolutions, etc. (Procedure Bylaw)

If you would like to present to Council please email or fill out this form: Delegation to Council

contact info header
Allison Quinn
(705) 724-2813 x 224
Kim Bester
Deputy Clerk
(705) 724-2813 x 238


The Municipality of Powassan
250 Clark Street PO Box 250 Powassan, ON P0H 1Z0 | Phone: 705-724-2813 | Fax: 705-724-5533 |

View Site Map | Legal Disclaimer | Copyright Information | Accessibility