Council and committee meetings are now on a hiatus until September 13 – unless there is an emergency over the sum-mer that brings them back to the table.
Does that mean they get an extended two-month holiday? Nope. Other than a couple, three weeks like us regular folks, they should be available to serve their constituents. Actually, they should have more time to address our concerns during the summer as many of their other community committee commitments are also on a summer hiatus.
As a refresher; a councillor has three main roles to play in our municipality: a representative, a policy-maker, and a steward. Just because they aren’t meeting to formally consider and make decisions on local issues, they are still available to hear concerns and if needed, find answers.