The Municipal Clerk is a statutory officer of the Corporation and is assigned various duties by a number of Provincial statutes such as the Municipal Act, the Planning Act, the Municipal Elections Act, the Ontario Heritage Act and the Vital Statistics Act.
The Clerk provides administrative support services to the Municipal Council and other municipal departments and is responsible for preparing Council agendas, minutes, by-laws, resolutions, etc.
Other duties include issuance of business licenses, processing of insurance claims, issuance of marriage licenses, birth and death registrations, issuance of lottery licenses, Freedom of Information Act administration and performing the duties of Returning Officer for municipal elections.
The Municipal Clerk and the Mayor are the signing officers for the Corporation of the Town of Cobourg.
The Municipal Clerk's Office is located in the east wing, ground floor of Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West, Cobourg K9A 2M2 (905-372-4301).
Municipal elections in Ontario are held every four years. Council took office on December 1, 2010 and will conclude on November 30, 2014. Details regarding eligibility of electors and candidates and general election information is available from the Municipal Clerk's Office. Results from previous municipal elections are also retained in the Clerk's Office.
The Corporation of the Town of Cobourg Freedom of Information
The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act provides individuals with a right of access to certain records under the custody or control of the Town of Cobourg.
The Act provides that certain costs can be charged for access to records, for example search time and photocopies.
Applications are available in the Municipal Office, 55 King Street West, Cobourg.