Oath of Office Ceremony – Oct 28 2020

AGENDA

Oath of Office Ceremony  —  Wednesday, October 28, 2020

  1. 7:00 PM
    Call to Order/Welcome: CAO
  2.  
    – The Clerk/CAO Chairs the meeting until selection of a Warden
  3.  
    Land Acknowledgement
  4.  
    Moment of Silent Contemplation
  5.  
    Explanation of proceedings for this meeting of Council
  6.  
    Declaration of Election results by the Returning Officer
  7.  
    Oath of Office administered to Councillors
  8.  
    – All Councillors stand to affirm/swear their Oath of Office
  9.  
    Signing of Code of Conduct
  10.  
    – All Councillors sign the East Hants Elected Officials Code of Conduct
  11.  
    Election of Warden (four-year term)
  12.  
    – The Clerk/CAO explains the process for selection of Warden per the Council Procedural Policy. Council must select Scrutineers for the election. After the election is complete, the Clerk will formally declare the Warden elected, present him/her with the Chain of Office and ask them to assume the Chair for the remainder of the meeting.
  13.  
    Warden assumes Chair
  14.  
    Acceptance comments by the Warden
  15.  
    Election of the Deputy Warden (one-year term)
  16.  
    – Election of the Deputy Warden will proceed in the same manner as the Warden
  17.  
    Acceptance comments by the Deputy Warden
  18.  
    Selection of a Nominating Committee
  19.  
    – The Nominating Committee shall consist of the Warden as Chair and the Deputy Warden as Vice-Chair plus three members of Council as appointed by motion of Council at this meeting. Membership will be held for the term of Council (per the Council Procedural Policy). Councillors interested in serving on Committees/Boards should notify any member of the Nominating Committee.
  20.  
    Council Meeting Schedule Adoption
  21.  
    – Council to make a motion confirming the meeting schedule for all meetings of the Executive Committee and Council for November and December 2020 (Executive Committee November 10th & December 8th and Regular Meetings of Council November 18th and December 16th). Note – these dates are one week earlier than the routine schedule which will resume in January 2021.
  22. 8:00 PM
    Adjournment
  23.  
    Council Photos to be taken (ALL Councillors)
  24.  
    Computer/Email/Facility access training: Tom Gignac and Amanda Hatfield (NEW Councillors only)