Are you interested in being a City Councillor? Here’s your chance

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At its June 12 meeting, Sault Ste. Marie City Council decided the vacant seat of Ward 6 Councillor will be filled by appointment. The appointment will fill the position for the remaining 16 month Council term.

Those interested in the Ward 6 candidacy must complete the Consent of Nominee / Declaration of Qualification form located in the City Clerk’s Department or on the City’s website at saultstemarie.ca/ward6. The application must be completed and singed in person at the Clerk’s Department, Civic Centre, 4th Floor, 99 Foster Drive before a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits. Commissioners will be available in the City Clerk’s Office Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The deadline for filing an application is 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

To qualify for consideration, candidates need not reside in Ward 6 however, must be a Canadian citizen aged 18 or older and must either reside or hold property in the City. Applicants are welcome to submit letters, biographies or related documents to be considered by City Council in support of their candidacy, but note these will be made available to the public including the media. All forms and documents submitted by the applicant are a matter of public record.

A list of eligible candidates will be brought to Council to conduct its appointment process. It is expected that Council will appoint a new Ward 6 councillor at its June 26 meeting. For more information including a fact sheet for interested candidates, please visit saultstemarie.ca/ward6.

Ward 6 Councillor Vacancy Fact Sheet
Applications are being accepted to fill the Ward 6 vacancy by appointment. The City Council of Sault Ste. Marie will appoint a candidate at its meeting of City Council on June 26, 2017 to fill the vacancy. The successful applicant will serve the remainder of the 2014-2018 term of office.
Eligibility Requirements
– Canadian Citizen
– 18 years of age or older
– A resident of the City of Sault Ste. Marie or hold property in the City of Sault Ste. Marie
– Not legally prohibited from voting, or from holding municipal office

Application Process
Interested candidates must complete:
– Consent of Nominee / Declaration of Qualification form
– Provide identification showing name, signature and qualifying address within the City of Sault Ste. Marie
– Applicants are welcome to submit letters, biographies or related documents to be considered by City Council to support their candidacy. Please note these will be made available to the public including the media. All forms and documents submitted by the applicant are a matter of public record.

Application forms are available:
– Online at www.saultstemarie.ca/ward6
– City Clerk’s Office 4th Floor Civic Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, 99 Foster Drive

Required Documentation
Applications must include:
– Personal identification showing name, signature and qualifying address within the City of Sault Ste. Marie
– Completed Consent of Nominee / Declaration of Qualification form
– The form must be signed in person before a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits
– Commissioners will be available in the City Clerk’s Office, 4th Floor Civic Centre to provide this service

– Candidates can write to City Council with information about themselves
– Any information submitted, including a candidate’s personal information, becomes part of the public record

– Communications received by 4:30 p.m. on June 20 will be published in the printed agenda for the June 26 meeting to all Members of Council, relevant City officials and the media in accordance with usual protocols
– A full set of communications will be available for public inspection at the meeting on June 26

Deadline to File
– June 20, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
– All forms must be signed in person before a Commissioner of Taking Affidavits
– Applications can be filled at:
– City Clerk’s Office 4th Floor Civic Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, 99 Foster Drive
Withdrawing an Application
– Applications can be withdrawn at any time up to the start of the meeting on June 26, 2017
– Withdrawing an application must be done in writing to the City Clerk:
– By email from the address listed on the application forms
– In person at the Clerk’s Office, 4th Floor Civic Centre, Sault Ste. Marie, 99 Foster Drive

1 COMMENT

  1. That is one job few would care to have anything to do with right now, far too large of a can ‘o’ worms.
    The city sits back waiting to see what happen if the mill gets shut down and pieced off instead of taking imperative immediate measures, (aside from doubling the cost of weddings) which should be free to start with. They’ve been sleeping on the job far too long.

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