On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, the Town of Nipawin will be holding a special council meeting at 12:00 noon in the council chambers at 210-2nd Ave East, Nipawin, to enable all council members to discuss a matter as a Committee Of The Whole. (Committee of the Whole is the entire membership of the town council sitting as a committee. Each time the council resolves itself into a Committee of the Whole to deliberate on a specific matter, a new committee is created. Once that committee has completed its business, it ceases to exist.)
According to the public notice from the Town of Nipawin, they will adopt the agenda and move directly into a closed session regarding the Evergreen Centre Restaurant, followed by a Rise and Report then Adjournment of the special meeting. No other items may be added to the agenda unless all council members are present. In accordance with Section 125 of the Municipalities Act, council members are authorized to attend the meeting via telephone conference call.
Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting may do so, however may only be present during the Adoption of the Agenda, and will be asked to leave for the closed session but can be present for the following Rise & Report.
No further details about the reason for the meeting are available at this time.
About In Camera (Closed) Meetings
A council may close all or part of their meetings to the public (called “in camera”) to discuss sensitive items such as those within Part III of The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or matters concerning long-range or strategic planning. A council cannot make any decisions during an in camera meeting. In order to pass any motions or resolutions, Council must close the in camera meeting and return to an open meeting. The approved minutes may be read or inspected by any person at any time during regular business hours. Any person may obtain a copy of the approved minutes for a fee set by council that shall not exceed the reasonable cost incurred by the municipality to produce the copies. Source – Government of Saskatchewan, Municipal Administration, Council Procedures, Rights of the General Public