Township of Tehkummah

Township of Tehkummah

July 28, 2017

28 July, 2017

The Ombudsman received a complaint regarding five closed meetings held by council for the Township of Tehkummah. During our review of the minutes and materials from these meetings, we identified several best practices to enhance the accountability and transparency of Tehkummah’s meetings. These best practices related to the type of information that should be included in meeting minutes and resolutions to proceed in camera, as well as how to share information following council’s return from a closed meeting. We also encouraged the municipality to adopt the best practice of audio or video recording its open and closed meetings. 

The Ombudsman received a complaint regarding five closed meetings held by council for the Township of Tehkummah. During our review of the minutes and materials from these meetings, we identified several best practices to enhance the accountability and transparency of Tehkummah’s meetings. These best practices related to the type of information that should be included in meeting minutes and resolutions to proceed in camera, as well as how to share information following council’s return from a closed meeting. We also encouraged the municipality to adopt the best practice of audio or video recording its open and closed meetings.

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