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The Council

Council is made up of a Mayor and four Councillors who are elected every four years.
Leo Jobin
Deputy Mayor/Councillor 
Nunzio Scarfone
Chris Jull
James Gauthier
Councillor Gail Degagne

Role of the Mayor
The Mayor is the Head of Council for the Township of Chisholm.  Some of the duties of the Mayor include:
  • To provide leadership on the affairs of Council and its committees;
  • To act as a public spokesperson for the municipality on major issues of policy and direction;
  • To liaise with various levels of government;
  • To represent and support Council decisions; and
  • To ensure the planning by Council effectively addresses the strategic issues facing the municipality.
Role of Council
The roles of the four Council members include but are not limited to the following duties:
  • To act as representatives of his/her constituents;
  • To determine the range and level of services and programs which are provided to the residents of the municipality; and
  • To work with staff to provide a clear sense of political direction and vision for the Township.
Council Meetings
Council meetings are held on the second and fourth* Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Office, 2847 Chiswick Line, unless otherwise posted. Guests are always welcome, and with ample notice, we welcome delegations too. 
*NOTE:  The Council meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month is held immediately following the Public Works meeting which starts at 6:30 p.m.
Please contact the Office if you have an item you would like added to the Meeting Agenda.
Minutes of these meetings can be obtained from the Council Minutes page.
How to contact Council
Anyone wishing to contact a member of Council can do so in one of the following manners:
In writing: Corporation of the Township of Chisholm

2847 Chiswick Line


Powassan, ON  P0H 1Z0


By telephone:
705-724-3526 A message will be taken by staff and forwarded to the appropriate Council member.
After Hours:
By fax: 705-724-5099
By email: info@chisholm.ca
Monthly Newsletter
Council also publishes a monthly newsletter which contains a wide variety of information to keep ratepayers up to date on announcements, meetings, recycling, activities, etc.  Each household gets a free copy through the mail.  Subscriptions are also available for non-residents.  Advertising space is available at a reasonable rate.
Please Note:  According to the Municipal Elections Act, election results including vote totals and all of the candidates' financial statements from the 2010 election need to be posted on our website.  Please check bottom of this page for this information.

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