Our Council

The present Township Council was elected for a four-year term ending in November, 2018. Council is Blandford-Blenheim’s decision-making body and is comprised of an elected Mayor and 4 Councillors. The Mayor, also referred to as Head of Council, and all Councillors are elected Township-wide.

The elected Council represents the public and considers the well-being and interests of Blandford-Blenheim on a range of matters such as roads, fire protection, parks, policing, and recreation facilities.

Council develops and determines which services the municipality provides and carries out the duties of Council under the Municipal Act and other provincial legislation.

Mayor Marion Wearn

mwearn@blandfordblenheim.ca
519-463-5333

Councillor Randy Balzer

rbalzer@blandfordblenheim.ca
226-656-0062

Councillor G. Bruce Banbury

bbanbury@blandfordblenheim.ca
519-458-4904

Councillor Betty Cowan

bcowan@blandfordblenheim.ca
519-458-8918

Councillor Mark Peterson

mpeterson@blandfordblenheim.ca
519-463-5478

Council Meetings

Regular meetings of Council are held the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 4:00pm in Council Chambers at the Township Office, located at 47 Wilmot Street South, Drumbo Ontario. Occasionally, special meetings of Council may be called. Notice of special meetings will be posted on the Township website. In the months of July and August, Council meets once a month at a time decided by Council.

Previous Years' Council Agendas and Meetings

Meeting Dates for 2017

 January 18, 2017
 February 1 & 15, 2017
 March 1 & 15, 2017
 April 5 & 19, 2017
 May 3 & 17, 2017
 June 7 & 21, 2017
 July 5, 2017
 August 2, 2017
 September 6 & 20, 2017
 October 4 & 18, 2017
 November 1 & 15, 2017
 December 6 & 20, 2017

Addressing Council

Correspondence

Correspondence to Council can be sent to the Township Office, 47 Wilmot Street South, Box 100, Drumbo Ontario N0J 1G0, or e-mailed to rmordue@blandfordblenheim.ca.


Delegations

If you have a concern or need a decision of Council on a particular matter, you have the right to appear as a delegation at a meeting with Councillors to discuss your concerns.

If you have a concern about something happening in the Township, contact Township Staff to discuss the issue before registering as a delegation. Some concerns can be addressed by staff without having to go to Council for a decision.

If your issue cannot be resolved by staff, staff can then advise you of the next steps to address your concerns, which may include appearing before Council.

Anyone who wishes to make a presentation to Council is required to make an appointment by contacting the Clerk who will advise of the best date and time to make a presentation. If there are multiple delegates wishing to address an issue, the Clerk may encourage them to select one spokesperson to present their views within the allotted time frame. Any documentation to be presented should be delivered to the Township office one week prior to the meeting for inclusion in the distributed Council package. Please note that correspondence intended for Council is generally received as public information which is subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any person submitting correspondence shall advise the Clerk of any confidential items and the general nature of the confidentiality.

Delegations are permitted to speak for 10 minutes, but may extend their speaking time with the permission of Council. As a delegation, you should not speak disrespectfully of any person, use offensive words, speak on any subject other than the subject for which you have received approval, disobey any decision of the Mayor, or enter into cross debate with other delegations, staff, or Members of Council.

Role of Council

(s. 224 of the Municipal Act, 2001)

  • to represent the public and to consider the well-being and interests of the municipality
  • to develop and evaluate the policies and programs of the municipality
  • to determine which services the municipality provides
  • to ensure that administrative policies, practices and procedures and controllership policies, practices and procedures are in place to implement the decision of Council
  • to maintain the financial integrity of the municipality; and
  • to carry out the duties of council under this or any other Act.

Municipal Elections

The next Municipal Election is happening in October 2018. This information is with respect to the most recent election in October 2014.

Candidate Financial Statements

Election Results

Role of Head Council

(s. 225 of the Municipal Act, 2001)

  • to act as chief executive officer of the municipality
  • to preside over council meetings so that its business can be carried out efficiently and effectively
  • to provide leadership to the council
  • without limiting clause (c), to provide information and recommendations to the council with respect to the role of council described in clauses 224 (d) and (d.1)
  • to represent the municipality at official functions; and
  • to carry out the duties of the head of council under this or any other Act

Other duties performed by Council

  • Attending Municipal functions
  • Represent the Township on various Advisory Committees

The Mayor and Council are always receptive to your input and comments, and your attendance at Committee or Council is welcome.

Township Staff
Chief Building Official
John Scherer
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 230
Fax: 519-463-5881
Email: jscherer@ezt.ca
Deputy Chief Building Official
Robert Kelly
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 228
Fax: 519-463-5881
Building Inspector / Property Standards Enforcement Officer
Kate Jancsar
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 229
Fax: 519-463-5881
Email: kjancsar@blandfordblenheim.ca
 
Planner
Rebecca Smith
Phone: 519-539-9800 ex 3211
Email: rsmith@oxfordcounty.ca
 
Drainage Superintendent
Jim Harmer
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 233
Fax: 519-463-5881
Email: jharmer@blandfordblenheim.ca
 
CAO/Clerk
Rodger Mordue
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 227
Fax: 519-463-5881
Email: rmordue@blandfordblenheim.ca
 
Deputy Clerk
Sarah Matheson
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 222
Fax: 519-463-5881
Email: smatheson@blandfordblenheim.ca
 
Customer Service Clerk
Danielle Clayton
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 221
Fax: 519-463-5881
Email: dclayton@blandfordblenheim.ca
 
Director of Finance/Treasurer
Denise Krug
Treasury, Budgeting, Financial Reporting & Planning
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 224
Fax: 519-463-5881
Email: dkrug@blandfordblenheim.ca
Deputy Treasurer/Revenue Co-ordinator
Katie Koski
Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Property Tax Administrator
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 225
Fax: 519-463-5881
Email: kkoski@blandfordblenheim.ca
 
Finance Clerk
Michelle VanWyk
Customer Service, Property Tax Inquiries, Accounts Payable
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 232
Fax: 519-463-5881
Email: mvanwyk@blandfordblenheim.ca
 
Director of Protective Services
Fire Chief
Rick Richardson
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 223
Fax: 519-463-5881
Email: rrichardson@blandfordblenheim.ca
 
Director of Public Works
Gary Crandall
Phone: 519-463-5347 ex 226
Fax: 519-463-5881
Email: gcrandall@blandfordblenheim.ca
 
Road Supervisor
Jim Borton
Drumbo Shop: 519-463-5389
email: roads@blandfordblenheim.ca
Manager of Community Services
Ken Wood
Administration, Management, Project Planning
Phone: 519-684-7482
Fax: 519-684-6886
Email: kwood@blandfordblenheim.ca
 
Facility Operations Lead Hand
Trevor Baer
Arena Contact, Maintenance Lead
Phone: 519-684-7482
Fax: 519-684-6886
facility@blandfordblenheim.ca
Deputy Clerk
Sarah Matheson
Facility Booking Clerk, Program Invoicing
Phone: 519-463-5347
Fax: 519-463-5881
smatheson@blandfordblenheim.ca