Scott gives Carrol’s clerk’s report to Tudor and Cashel council

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At the Nov. 2 Tudor and Cashel Township council meeting, Sheryl Scott, the deputy clerk and treasurer, gave the clerk’s report to council. She was in attendance in lieu of Nancy Carrol, the clerk and treasurer, who was unable to attend the meeting as she is on vacation. This was Scott’s first-time taking Carrol’s place at a council meeting, and she thought it went well despite some audio issues.

Scott told council that as of Oct. 28, the outstanding taxes in the township stood at $200,408.15, which was down $56,668.77 from the end of September.

The township remains in a state of emergency, and Scott informed council that the province of Ontario had initiated the vaccination passport. She also told them that the Tudor and Cashel Municipal Control Group had met and discussed next steps for the township. Carrol told The Bancroft Times on Nov. 4 that the Municipal Control Group is activated in the event of an emergency to manage any type of emergency on behalf of the municipality, and that they’ve been meeting throughout the pandemic. They met Oct. 27 for the annual table top exercise and training, which is mandatory for all municipalities yearly.

Scott said that Carrol had attended a clerks and treasurers meeting on Oct. 14. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation had provided updates at said meeting, discussing how they were mitigating vaccination passports for their recreational facilities as well as engaging in a discussion about vaccination policies for lower tier municipalities. Further discussion was had regarding short term rentals and how to best manage and regulate the issues that potentially arise from them.

Scott told council that Carrol had participated in a cyber security training session through the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, which she aims to use to create a program for township staff and council. Carrol also continues to participate in the elections training through the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario. AMCTO has provided education, accreditation, leadership and management expertise for Ontario’s municipal professionals for over 80 years. She took part in a Zone 5 meeting on Oct. 22 in the morning and in the afternoon participated in the elections primer. According to Scott, Carrol is also working with Marmak Information Technologies software through a training webinar series that inventories municipal assets such as buildings and property.

Scott told The Bancroft Times that although the audio wasn’t the loudest during the Zoom meeting, aside from that she thought it went very well thanks to Carrol’s preparation work in advance.

“I was happy to do the council meeting in Nancy’s absence. We work fantastically together as a team and it was nice for me to be able to do it so she could have the day off. Being in the council chambers to experience municipal governance first hand was a rewarding experience,” she says. “Hopefully, it will not be my last one!”

Michael Riley, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Bancroft Times

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