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On September 8, 2022, the Ontario government passed Bill 3, the Strong Mayors, Building Homes Act, 2022 that provides mayors in municipalities prescribed by the Minister with new executive powers within their respective municipalities. The Town of Stouffville was prescribed by the Minister as a municipality that will have strong mayor powers effective November 1, 2023.
List of Mayoral Decisions>
The chart below shows Mayoral Decisions made pursuant to Part VI.1 of the Municipal Act, 2001.
|Date||Decision/Directive #||Subject matter|
|Nov. 1, 2023||MDE-2023-001||Delegation of Mayor’s Power Regarding the Organizational Structure of the Municipality|
|Nov. 1, 2023||MDE-2023-002||Delegation of Mayor’s Power regarding the Chief Administrative Officer|
|Nov. 1, 2023||MDE-2023-003||Delegation of the Mayor’s Powers Regarding Committees|
|Nov. 1, 2023||MDI-2023-001||Direction to Municipal Employees to prepare the 2024 Budget|
|Nov. 2, 2023||MDE-2023-004||Enactment of By-Laws – November 1, 2023|
|Nov. 8, 2023||MDE-2023-005||Enactment of by-laws – November 8, 2023|
|Nov. 15, 2023||MDE-2023-006||Enactment of by-laws – November 15, 2023|
|Nov. 21, 2023||MDE-2023-007||Enactment of by-laws – November 21, 2023|
|Nov. 22, 2023||MDE-2023-008||Enactment of by-laws – November 22, 2023|
|Dec. 6, 2023||MDI-2023-002||Direction to Staff re: Letter from the Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing dated November 2, 2023|
|Dec. 7, 2023||MDE-2023-009||Enactment of by-laws - December 6, 2023|
The Better Municipal Governance Act, 2022, is a legislative act focused on amending the governance structure of municipalities in Ontario with provisions that include altering the size and composition of municipal councils and modifying election procedures.