It appears that long standing CAO Will Moore is no longer with Chatsworth Council, although as far as I can tell no “official” announcement has been made there are a number of changes in staffing shown on the 'Contacts' page.
The administration staff is now given as:-
Acting CAO/Clerk - Norm Gamble
Deputy Clerk - Grace Nayler
Treasurer - Valerie Manning
Admin Assistant Finance - Teresa Buys
Admin Assistant Clerk & Finance - Heather Stirling
In other news it seems that after a couple of citizens expressed
regarding a change in document retention on the website policies
(see June 5th item) council is now reviewing its entire
method of document filing, retention and access. Reading between the
lines of the new Deputy Clerk's report its long overdue
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Staff then recommend that
“Council approve the purchase of TOMRMS (The Ontario Municipal
Records Management System) for Record Retention and Management and
that a new Records Management and Retention By-law be enacted as soon
as it can be prepared.”
It is not specified anywhere (that I have found) what the policy
regarding the website is, except that it should follow the general
Whilst I have no major beefs with Chatsworth Council I do believe
that they can do a better job of keeping the public informed both
through the use of local media (radio & print) and online on
their website and elsewhere. The change in staffing in the top
administrative hierarchy one would think would merit such a
It has also been suggested to council that there are methods to
make it much easier to keep up with items that are (often belatedly)
posted to the website. Both RSS feeds and Subscribe to posts should
be available so that interested citizens do not have to visit and
troll the site to lean of new activities, reports or other content.
I remain optimistic the the new CAO and his assistant will recommend
and institute such modest but important changes soon.
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