A Code of Conduct outlines the rules, roles, and responsibilities of the members to promote accountability and transparency in municipal governance.
These roles and responsibilities are outlined for:
- conduct respecting and representing the Township
- protection of confidential information
- communications with Public/medial relations
- conduct respecting staff and other members of Council
- employment of relatives
- receipt of gifts and benefits
- conduct of a political nature
- conflict of interest
- use of Township property
- business relations
- discreditable conduct
- failure to follow Council policies and procedures
The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to establish a general standard to ensure that all members share a common basis for acceptable conduct, and to which all members are expected to follow.
An Integrity Commissioner is an independent resource who reports to council and who is responsible for performing in an independent manner the functions assigned by the township with respect to:
- The application of the Code of Conduct for members of council and members of local boards.
- The application of any procedures, rules and policies of the township and local boards governing the ethical behaviour of members of council and of local boards.
- The application of sections 5, 5.1 and 5.2 of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act to members of council and of local boards.
- Requests from members of council and of local boards for advice respecting their obligations under the code of conduct applicable to the member.
- Requests from members of council and of local boards for advice respecting their obligations under a procedure, rule or policy of the township or of the local board, as the case may be, governing the ethical behaviour of members.
- Requests from members of council and of local boards for advice respecting their obligations under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.
- The provision of educational information to members of council, members of local boards, the township and the public about the township's codes of conduct for members of council and members of local boards and about the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.
The Township of Hornepayne has appointed Expertise for Municipalities (E4m) as its Integrity Commissioner.
Office of the Integrity Commissioner
1894 Lasalle Blvd.
Sudbury, ON P3A 2A4
To make a formal complaint, please fill out the Code of Conduct Complaint Protocol - Formal Complaint Procedure form.
All forms are to be submitted to the CAO/Clerk "in-confidence" by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the town hall during regular business hours.
Changes to the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act requires municipalities to maintain a registry of all declarations made under this Act. The registry must include the original written declaration provided by the members of Council and must be available to the public.
The original documents are available for public's inspection at the town hall during regular business hours.
Public Registry of Conflict of Interest Disclosures
View the recent and past conflict of interest disclosures from members of Council, local boards and advisory committees.
Conflict of Interest 2022:
Conflict of Interest 2021:
- Councillor Peter Kistemaker July 14, 2021
- Councillor Jon Peroff July 14, 2021
- Mayor Cheryl Fort June 16, 2021
- Councillor Peter Kistemaker May 12, 2021
Conflict of Interest 2020:
- Councillor Drago Stefanic November 18, 2020
- Councillor Drago Stefanic October 21, 2020
- Councillor Peter Kistemaker August 12, 2020
- Councillor Belinda Kistemaker August 12, 2020
- Councillor Peter Kistemaker July 15, 2020
- Councillor Belinda Kistemaker July 15, 2020
Conflict of Interest 2019:
- Accountability and Transparency Policy
- Code of Conduct Policy for Council and Local Boards
- Employee Code of Conduct Policy
- Council - Staff Relations Policy
Complaints against a member of Council or local Board
If you have a complaint against a member of Council or local Board you must complete a Code of Conduct Complaint Protocol – Formal Complaint Procedure form and forward to the Integrity Commissioner (in confidence through the CAO/Clerk) by email at email@example.com or dropped off at the town hall.
Complaints against township staff
All complaints against township staff must be forwarded to the CAO/Clerk by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the town hall.