The first week of the 2022-26 term of Council.
Circulation List: https://www.engagebarrie.org/post/circulation-list-for-november-16
Watch Again: https://youtu.be/Cuhl_MG5fmo
Engage's Summary: https://www.engagebarrie.org/post/city-council-wednesday-november-16-7pm
This meeting was primarily ceremonial, inducting the new City Council to office.
The members-elect and Justice of the Peace Brian Norton were piped into the Council Chamber by P. Ried of the Barrie Pipes and Drums. The National Anthem was sung by Jax Bruen from the Emerging Artist Program.
His Worship Brian Norton administered the Declaration of Office to Alexander Nuttall for Office of the Mayor, and placed the Chain of Office on Mayor Nuttall. Norton then administered the Declaration of Office to all Councillors-elect:
Ward 1 Clare Riepma
Ward 2 Craig Nixon
Ward 3 Ann-Marie Kungl
Ward 4 Amy Courser
Ward 5 Robert Thomson
Ward 6 Nigussie Nigussie
Ward 7 Gary Harvey
Ward 8 Jim Harris
Ward 9 Sergio Morales
Ward 10 Bryn Hamilton
The special guests were acknowledged, and the guests of the new members of Council.
The mayor provided his Inaugural address (noted as being attached to the minutes, but not currently available on the city's Legistar site).
As has become tradition, members of each Council member's families were invited to present them with lapel pins.
And finally, the newly-sworn-in Council passed their first bylaw – the Confirmation Bylaw for the evening's proceedings.