Southampton Ward Council Vacancy

Take Notice that a vacancy exists on the Town of Saugeen Shores Council for one (1) Southampton Ward Councillor position and that Council has determined to fill this vacancy by appointment in accordance with Section 263 1 (a) of the Municipal Act, 2001.

The term of this position is from the date of the Council appointment to when the new Council is sworn in after the 2022 Municipal Election.

A candidate for municipal office must be a qualified municipal elector as set out in the Municipal Election Act, 1996. Prior to submitting an application, interested individuals should refer to the Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Elections, 1996 for further details relating to the required qualifications.

Qualified individuals must submit the following in person to the Clerk at the Municipal Office by 2:00 p.m. local time on Monday, October 18, 2021:

Council Vacancy Application Form; and
Declaration of Qualification; and
Freedom of Information (FOI) Release Form; and
Personal Statement.

Candidates shall submit to the Clerk by 2:00 on Monday, October 18, 2021, a personal statement including their background information, relevant qualifications, and why they are interested in the position for consideration of Council. These personal statements will be typewritten on letter size (8 ½ x 11) paper, shall not exceed two (2) pages in length (one sided) and will include the candidates name and address.

Please note: These documents must be filed in person; it may not be faxed or emailed. Due to pandemic restrictions, an appointment must be made with the Clerk prior to arriving at the municipal office. Please contact the Clerk for an appointment: or 519 832 -2008 Ext 100.

Notice is hereby given that as of 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 18th, 2021 the following persons submitted a Council Vacancy Application and supporting declarations. As Clerk, I am satisfied that such persons have met the qualification requirements pursuant to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 as amended. I have therefore certified the following candidates for the office of Southampton Ward Councillor:

Official List of Candidates - Southampton Ward Councillor
Jenny Amy
107 High St., Southampton, ON N0H 2L0;; 519-797-1818
David Bradshaw
249 Knowles Ln., Southampton, ON N0H 2L0;;
Carolyn Cunliffe
200 Miramichi Bay Rd., Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C6;;
John Divinski
115-383 McNabb St., Southampton, ON N0H 2L0;; 519-797-5452
Kevin Falesy
49 Cedar Bush Dr., Southampton, ON N0H 2L0;;
Derek Johnston
224 Tyendinaga Dr., Southampton, ON N0H 2L0;; 250-516-6520
 Stanley Kollontay
 73 Albert St. S., Southampton, ON N0H 2L0;; 
 Paul Leader
 525 Creekwood Dr., Southampton ON N0H 2L0;; 
 Marcel Legault
 172 Lord Elgin Pl. PO Box 1111, Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C0;;
 Christine Mitchell
 491 Gustavus St., Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C1;;
Neil Sarginson
324 Normanton St., Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C3;; 519-778-2275
 Rachel Stack
 646 Christopher Dr., Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C3;; 647-232-9217

Frequently Asked Questions

Nomination Process?
The Council Vacancy – Appoint an Eligible Elector document outlines the Application/Nomination process.

What is the Term of Office?
The term starts when the successful candidate takes their Oath of Office and ends when the new Council is sworn in after the 2022 Municipal and School Board Election.

Who can be a Candidate?
The Municipal Elections Act, 1996 sets out in detail the requirements to be met by candidates for office. These requirements have been summarized for your convenience below.
Candidates for the office of Southampton Ward Councillor must meet the same criteria as eligible voters or electors.
You must be:
• A resident of the Town of Saugeen Shores, or an owner of tenant of land in the Town of Saugeen Shores, or the spouse of such an owner or tenant;
• A Canadian Citizen;
• At least 18 years old;
• Not prohibited from voting under Section 17(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended, or otherwise by law.
Please note that Section 29(4) of the Municipal Elections Act states that “if a municipality is divided into wards, a person is eligible to be nominated for an office in an election in any ward of the municipality”. In other words, you do not have to reside, or own property in the Southampton Ward to be eligible to be a candidate for the Southampton Ward Councillor position.

What are the responsibilities of these offices?
Council is made of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Vice Deputy Mayor, 2 Southampton Ward Councillors, 2 Port Elgin Ward Councillors and 2 Saugeen Township Ward Councillors.
The role of Council is set out in Section 224 of the Municipal Act, 2001.

The 2021 annual remuneration is $19,889.36. A per diem is paid for all-day budget meetings. Health and dental benefits are available as well as a nominal technology allowance.

What is the time commitment?
A Member can expect to devote time for a minimum of three meetings per month along with various duties on Committees appointed by Council.
The workload includes:
• Council Meetings held the second, third and fourth Monday of every month. Starting as early as 5:00 p.m. and ending typically before 10:00 p.m.
• Attendance at two all-day budget meetings.
• Attendance at Committee meetings that the Member is appointed to by Council
• Telephone calls and contact with constituents
• Reading and research time

How do I contact the Clerk’s Department?
For more information, please contact the Clerk:
Linda White, Clerk
600 Tomlinson Drive, Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C0

519 832 2008 Ext 104