Under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, The Corporation of Norfolk County is required to establish a public registry wherein written statements of pecuniary interest by Members of Council are maintained for public record.

Section 6.1 of the Act requires municipalities and local boards to establish and maintain registries that keep copies of statements filed under Section 5.1 and of declarations recorded under Section 6 of the Act.

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Declarations of Pecuniary Interest - Norfolk County 2019

February 20, 2019 – Budgets – Councillor Huffman declared a pecuniary interest in respect to the Employee and Corporate Services budget in respect to Administration salary benefits due to a family relationship in the department.

February 26, 2019 – Council – Councillor Van Paassen declared a deemed pecuniary interest in respect to Staff Report DCS 19-23 as potential common interests with personnel involved with the application. Councillor Van Paassen left Council Chambers for items 11. B), 13. G) and 13. L), and abstained from voting on the matters.

March 26, 2019 – Council – Councillor Van Paassen declared a conflict of interest in respect to By-Law 15-Z-2019 As he is a property owner in the general circulation area.

March 26, 2019 – Council – Mayor Chopp declared a conflict in respect to Staff Report F.S. 19-11 as she may have an interest in a property recommended for a tax reduction, refund or cancellation.

April 23, 2019 – Council – Councillor Van Paassen declared a conflict respecting By-Law 15-Z-2019 as he is within the circulation notice for the application. Councillor Van Paassen left the room for this item and abstained from voting.

May 21, 2019 – CIC (In Camera) – Councillor Columbus declared a conflict due to a family relationship related to an in camera report.

May 28, 2019 – Council – Councillor Columbus declared a conflict due to a family relationship related to an in camera report.

June 11, 2019 – Council – Mayor Chopp declared a conflict of interest in respect to the correspondence from the Integrity Commissioner. The Mayor was absent for the duration of this item.

June 18, 2019 – Council – Mayor Chopp declared a conflict of interest in respect to the motion regarding the reimbursement of Mayor’s salary. The Mayor was absent for the duration of this item.

July 2, 2019 – CIC (In Camera) – Councillor Columbus declared a deemed/indirect pecuniary interest in respect to Closed Session Item 6. A) CAO/HSS Verbal Update, Labour Relations Matter, as he has a family member employed with the Health and Social Services Division. Councillor Columbus was not present in Closed Session for this item and abstained from all matters respecting this item.

September 3, 2019 – CIC – Councillor Van Paassen declared a deemed pecuniary interest in respect to Item 8. D) i), Staff Report PW 19-55, Booth’s Harbour Water System – Public Consultations, as his son-in-law is employed by the current owners of the water supply/distribution system. Councillor Van Paassen was not present for this item and abstained from all matters respecting this item.

September 17, 2019 – Council – Council Van Paassen indicated his previous declaration of deemed pecuniary interest related to Resolution No. 19 of the Council-In-Committee minutes of September 3, 2019. Councillor Van Paassen refrained from debating or voting upon the matter.

November 19, 2019 – Council – Councillor Martin declared a Conflict of Interest to Item 14 A) as her Fiancée is a member of the OPP.

 

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest - Norfolk County 2020

September 8, 2020 – Public Hearing – Councillor Van Paassen declared an indirect conflict of interest in relation to staff report PD 20-44 indicating that he holds an interest in common with a property owner in the
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September 15, 2020 – CIC – Councillor Van Paassen declared a deemed conflict of interest in respect to Item 6 A) respecting Booth’s Harbour due to his relationship with owners of a property involved. Councillor Van Paassen left the Chambers from this matter and abstained from voting upon the issue.

September 22, 2020 – Council – Councillor Van Paassen noted his previously declared conflicts of interest: Council-InCommittee meeting of September 15, 2020 respecting Booths Harbour and the Public Hearings Committee meeting of September 8, 2020 respecting ZNPL2019362. He highlighted that ZNPL2019362 is also related to staff report PD 20-58 and By-Law 18-Z2020. Councillor Van Paassen abstained from discussion and voting upon all declared matters.

October 20, 2020 – Council – Councillor Martin later declared an indirect conflict of interest related to the added verbal Closed Session matter. Immediately upon Councillor Martin becoming aware of the conflict she declared and exited the Chambers.

November 10, 2020 – CIC – Councillor Columbus declared a conflict of Interest in respect to Item 6 F) Staff Report CS 20-36 Tenant Water and Wastewater Arrears as he is a landlord. Councillor Columbus left the Chambers for this matter and abstained from discussing or voting on this matter.

November 10, 2020 – CIC – Councillor Masschaele declared a conflict of Interest in respect to Report 6 M) PW 20-57 Report to Hire an Engineer under the Drainage Act Langtry Drain – White Petition. Councillor Masschaele left the Chambers for this matter and abstained from discussing or voting on this matter.

November 17, 2020 – Council – Councillor Columbus declared a conflict of Interest in respect to the Council-In-Committee Minutes respecting Staff Report CS 20-36 Tenant Water and Wastewater Arrears and associated correspondence item 5 A) ii) a) as he is a landlord. Councillor Columbus left the Chambers for this matter and abstained from discussing or voting on this matter.

 

Declarations of Pecuniary Interest - Norfolk County 2021

January 12, 2021 – CIC –  Councillor Martin declared a pecuniary interest related to the Closed Session Report CS 21-05 due to her relationship with an individual upon the file. Councillor Martin was not in attendance during the item and refrained from discussing and voting upon the matter.

January 26, 2021 – Council – Councillor Columbus declared a conflict of interest in respect to By-Law 2021-11 as he is a landlord with tenants. Councillor Columbus abstained from discussing and voting upon the matter.

February 9, 2021 – CIC – Councillor Taylor has declared a disclosure of pecuniary interest with respect to item 11 A as individuals affiliated with the 24 Lynn Street LPAT appeal have recently become clients of his private practice.

February 16, 2021 – Council – Councillor Taylor highlighted his previously declared interest respecting the LPAT matter considered on February 9, 2021. Councillor Taylor abstained to from debating or voting upon the matter.

March 16, 2021 – Council – Councillor Taylor declared pecuniary interest on CAO 21-21 as individuals affiliated with the staff report are clients of his personal business.