Council

Please see our Agendas & Minutes page for all past and upcoming Council and Committee meetings. Please Note: All Council meetings will continue to be live streamed so the public can watch the meetings online from home via the Town’s YouTube channel 

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Council of the Town of Greater Napanee 2018 - 2022

"As your elected Council we have undertaken to work proactively with all residents businesses and local organizations to develop policies that help foster a deep sense of community."

As a member of Council of the Town of Greater Napanee, there is a Council & Local Boards Code of Conduct that is expected to be followed. If a member of the public believes that a member of Council has broken the Council & Local Boards Code of Conduct, they are asked to refer to the Code of Conduct Complaint Protocol for information on how to file a complaint. 

 About Mayor and Council

CouncilTown of Greater Napanee Council consists of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and five members Council (one elected in each ward) who are elected every four years.

The Mayor and Council decide on policy matters for the Town of Greater Napanee.

Council's term of office began on December 4, 2018 

 

 

(Back Row - From Left to Right: Councillor Bob Norrie, Councillor John McCormack, Councillor Terry Richardson, Councillor Dave Pinnell Jr. / Front Row - From Left to Right: Deputy Mayor Max Kaiser, Mayor Marg Isbester, Councillor Ellen Johnson)

 Mayor Marg Isbester

marg isbesterOffice of the Mayor
124 John Street, P.O. Box 97, Napanee, ON, K7R 3L4
Telephone: 613-561-2975
Fax: 613-354-6545
Email Mayor Isbester

 

 Personal Bio

Mayor Isbester has lived in Greater Napanee for almost 50 years, coming here by way of Picton, coming for a short term job, meeting husband Mac...and as they say, the rest is history! Mac and Marg have raised two sons, Andrew and David, who, with their daughter-in-laws and five grandchildren, live and work in Greater Napanee as well. Before retirement in 2009, Mac (who was a teacher) and Marg ran a successful paint and wallpaper business in the Business Park for 33 years. 

Mayor Isbester enjoys boating, golfing, gardening and watching all or any sports...with a soft spot for her Toronto Maple Leafs. Marg has been, and still is, very involved in many committees within the municipality, enjoys volunteering at events and being active in the community.  

 Political Bio
  • Executive Member of South Lennox Softball League - 1989 - 1992
  • Secretary Treasurer of Napanee Raiders - 1989 - 1995
  • District Chair & Provincial Women's Golf Executive - 1995 - 2005
  • Councillor Ward 3 - 2010 - 2014
  • Deputy Mayor - 2014 - 2018
  • County Council - 2014 - 2018
  • PELASS Committee Member - 2016 - 2017
  • PELASS Committee Chair - 2017 - 2018
  • Accessibility Committee Chair - 2016 - 2017
  • Police Services Board Chair - 2018
  • Mayor - 2018 
 Committee Appointments
  • Committee of Adjustment
  • County of Lennox & Addington Council
  • Police Services Board
  • Property Standards Committee
 Deputy Mayor Max Kaiser
max kaiser124 John Street, P.O. Box 97, Napanee, ON, K7R 3L4
Telephone: 613-561-2793
Fax: 613-354-6545
Email Deputy Mayor Kaiser
 Personal Bio

Deputy Mayor Kaiser is the youngest of four children to Eric and Mary Kaiser. Born to the family farm, Kaiser Lake Farms, near Sherman’s Point, Max has always known the farm as “home”. Schools included HH Langford and JJ O’Neill before heading to Kingston with his mother for the remainder of his school years.

Max returned full time to the farm in 1993, joining his father in the operation before eventually taking the reigns in 2012. Eric is still present in the daily operations and Max’s eldest, Rob, has returned to the farm full time in 2017.

Max married his wife, Jessica, in 1995. Their children Rob, Molly-Beth and Addie have grown up on the farm and gone through school at HH Langford and NDSS.

 
 Political Bio
  • L&A Stewardship Council (1998 - 2004)
  • Joined the board of L&A Federation of Agriculture in 2004 and served as president from 2009 - 2011
  • Local member of L&A Soil and Crop Improvement Association - Provincial director from 2006 - 2013 & President of OSCIA in 2011
  • Minister's appointee to Normal Farm Practices Protection Board from 2008- 2014
  • Councillor Ward 2 for Greater Napanee from 2014 - 2018 
 Committee Appointments
  • Committee of Adjustment
  • County of Lennox & Addington Council
  • Municipal Arts & Culture Advisory Committee
  • Property Standards Committee
  • TC Energy Community Liaison Committee
 John McCormack - Councillor, Ward 1
john mccormack124 John Street, P.O. Box 97, Napanee, ON K7R 3L4
Telephone: 613-328-2561
Fax: 613-354-6545
Email Councillor McCormack
 Personal Bio

Councillor McCormack and his twin brother were born in Montreal in September 1953. He was educated in both English and French, living in a bilingual family of Scottish ancestry.
Councillor McCormack moved to Ontario in 1978. He and his wife, Inkeri, have four children and six grandchildren. He holds a private pilot license with float rating. He enjoys playing musical instruments such as guitar, fiddle and the Great Highland Bagpipes.
Councillor McCormack lives on the water and takes part in boating and fishing. One of his favourites is boating from his home to downtown Napanee. It's a great run along the Napanee River.
Councillor McCormack is also a licensed wedding officiant and has performed many ceremonies in Greater Napanee.
Over the years, he has volunteered with the Ontario Youth Justice Committee as well as the Children's Wish Foundation.

 Political Bio
  • This is Councillor McCormack's first term on Council
 Committee Appointments
  • Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC)
  • Committee of Adjustment
  • Loyalist Parkway Association
  • Property Standards Committee
  • TC Energy Community Liaison Committee
 Terry Richardson - Councillor, Ward 2
terry richardson124 John Street, P.O. Box 97, Napanee, ON K7R 3L4
Telephone: 613-530-5485
Fax: 613-354-6545
Email Councillor Richardson
 Personal Bio
Councillor Richardson is born and raised in Greater Napanee, being the fourth generation of his family to work and live here. He was educated in Napanee, graduating from N.D.S.S. and later completing the Law & Security program at Loyalist College in Belleville.
He was very active in local community sports, playing for All Ontario softball and hockey teams, completing his competitive hockey after serving as captain of the Napanee Junior 'C' team. 
Councillor Richardson worked within the Policing field, completing 30 years of service with the Peel Regional Police and the Ontario Provincial Police. He served in a number of uniform and specialty units during his service. 
He is married to his wife Charyl, with two grown sons and a granddaughter. 
 Political Bio
  • This is Councillor Richardson's first term on Council
 Committee Appointments
  • Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority
  • Committee of Adjustment
  • County of Lennox & Addington Council Alternate
  • Municipal Heritage Committee
  • Property Standards Committee
 Dave Pinnell Jr. - Councillor, Ward 3
dave pinnell jr124 John Street, P.O. Box 97, Napanee, ON, K7R 3L4
Telephone: 613-328-7213
Fax: 613-354-6545
Email Councillor Pinnell
 Personal Bio

Councillor Pinnell was born in Kingston and has lived in the Napanee area all his life with the exception of a few years in Ottawa.

After a long career in Material Handling Sales, he became a full time Realtor in 2007. Councillor Pinnell has been very active in giving back to the community that gives to him; he is a co-founder of the "Longest Day of Golf" in support of Hospice Lennox and Addington. Along with a passion for golf, Councillor Pinnell also enjoys spending time on his boat and floating around the fantastic waterways.

 Political Bio
  • This is Councillor Pinnell's first term on Council
 Committee Appointments
  • Committee of Adjustment
  • Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC)
  • Aquatics Committee
  • Property Standards Committee
 Bob Norrie - Councillor, Ward 4

bob norrie124 John Street, P.O. Box 97, Napanee, ON, K7R 3L4
Telephone: 613-328-5954
Fax: 613-354-6545
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 Personal Bio

Councillor Norrie and his wife retired and moved to Napanee eleven years ago, having visited family in this town for over 25 years and falling in love with Greater Napanee. Before moving here, they lived in Hamilton Ontario where Councillor Norrie served thirty five years as a sworn Police Officer for the City of Hamilton. Councillor Norrie's wife served thirty years as a 911 operator and dispatcher for the City of Hamilton. His son resides in Brantford with his wife and three beautiful granddaughters. Since moving here, Councillor Norrie and his wife have become involved in various charitable organizations including the Legion and its Poppy Campaign, as well as their church. His strongest attribute that he brings is his communication skills, which Councillor Norrie feels is key in serving the public of this great town. Councillor Norrie looks forward to meeting and speaking with as many residence as he can over the next four years.

Feel free to contact him anytime.

 Political Bio
  • This is Councillor Norrie's first term on Council
 Committee Appointments
  • Committee of Adjustment
  • Napanee Business Improvement Area (BIA)
  • Board of Directors
  • Property Standards Committee

 

 Ellen Johnson - Councillor, Ward 5
ellen johnson124 John Street, P.O. Box 97, Napanee, ON, K7R 3L4
Telephone: 613-453-1152
Fax: 613-354-6545
Email Councillor Johnson
 Personal Bio

Councillor Johnson moved to Greater Napanee 12 years ago because she loves small town life, and after raising two girls in South Porcupine (8 hours north of Greater Napanee) with her husband of 38 years, still wanted to be close when the girls moved to Ottawa. She spent many years volunteering and fundraising for playgrounds and community events, and enjoys the company of her expanded family and grandchildren. Over the past nine years she has participated in committees and grown her local business. Now when traveling, Councillor Johnson and her husband prefer back roads, an undefined destination and the joy of discovering what's around the corner.

 Political Bio
This is Councillor Johnson's first term on Council
 Committee Appointments
  • Committee of Adjustment
  • Property Standards Committee
  • Quinte Conservation Authority
 Town of Greater Napanee Ward Map

The Town of Greater Napanee is divided into five wards. Find out which Ward you're in, or who your Ward's Councillor is, by visiting our Find My Ward page.

Ward Boundary Descriptions:

The Corporation of the Town of Greater Napanee Ward Boundary descriptions - Schedule 'A' to By-law No. 02-76, as amended by OMB August 4, 2006, are as follows:

Ward 1

  • Switzerville Road at the west side of conc. 7 lot 21, north to County Road 2;
  • East to include the southerly portion of lot 21 to lot 30 to the Loyalist Township boundary;
  • South to Lake Ontario;
  • West along Lake Ontario, including all of former south Adolphustown;
  • East along the south side of Hay Bay to the east side of conc. 4 lot 12 former North Fredericksburgh;
  • North along the east side of concessions 3 & 4 lot 12 to the north end lot 13 conc. 3 former North Fredericksburgh;
  • East to County Road 8;
  • East to the centre line of the Old Hamburg Road;
  • North along the east side of the Old Hamburg road to Switzerville Road;
  • East along the centre line of Switerville Road

Ward 2

  • The most westerly tip of north Adolphustown west side of lot 26 con. 4 of former Adolphustown;
  • In a north-easterly direction following the shore line to the east side of lot 16 conc. 6 (formerly North Fredericksburgh);
  • South to the centre line of Palace Road;
  • North-easterly to the centre line of County Road 2;
  • Easterly to the east side of lot 20, conc. 7;
  • Southerly along the east side of lot 20 to the centre line of Switzerville Road;
  • Westerly along the centre line of Switzerville Road to the centre line of the Old Hamburg Road;
  • Southerly along the Old Hamburg Road to the intersection of the CNR line;
  • Westerly along the northern boundary of the third concession of former North Fredericksburgh to the south west corner of lot 13 conc. 6;
  • South between the boundaries of lot 12 & 13 to Hay Bay;
  • Westerly along the north shore of Hay Bay, inclusive of all islands in the Bay, to the south-westerly tip of North Adolpushtown.

Ward 3

  • Commencing where the north shore of the Napanee River intersects with the extension of the boundary between lot 19 and 20, conc. 1 (former Township of Richmond);
  • West along the shore of the Napanee River, including all islands, to the Deseronto boundary;
  • North to the Tween Township boundary, along the east side of the Tyendinaga Township boundary;
  • East along the south side of the Tweed Township boundary, to the Stone Mills Township boundary;
  • South to the centre line of County Road 1 east;
  • West along County Road 1 east to the centre line of Highway 401;
  • West along Highway 401 to the centre line of the unnamed road allowance that is the southerly extension of Pringle's Side Road south of Highway 401;
  • South to the centre line of County Road 1 west;
  • East along County Road 1 west to the east side of lot 18, conc. 2 (former Township of Richmond);
  • South to the Grand Trunk rail line;
  • West along the Grand Trunk rail line to the east side of lot 16, conc. 2;
  • South to the centre line of Bridge Street west;
  • East on bridge Street west to the east side of lot 19, conc. 1 (former Township of Richmond);
  • South to the Napanee River

Ward 4

  • Commencing where the south shore of the Napanee River intersects with the extension of the boundary between lot 19 and 20, conc. 1 (former township of Richmond);
  • North to Bridge Street west;
  • West along the centre line of Bridge Street west to the boundary between lot 16 and 17, conc. 1 (former Township of Richmond);
  • North to the old Grand Trunk rail line;
  • East along the rail line to the boundary between lot 18 and 19, conc. 1 (former Township of Richmond);
  • North to County Road 1;
  • West along County Road 1 to the southerly extension of Pringle's Side Road;
  • North to Highway 401;
  • East along Highway 401 to Centre Street (Highway 41);
  • South along the centre line of Centre Street (Highway 41) to the centre line of County Road 9;
  • West to the boundary between lot 16 and 17, conc. 6 (former Township of North Fredericksburgh);
  • North to the south shore of the Napanee River;
  • West along the south side of the Napanee River to the point of origin

Ward 5

  • North of the centre line of Palace Road;
  • East of the centre line of Centre Street (County Road 41);
  • North to the centre line of Highway 401;
  • East to Newburgh Road (County Road 1);
  • East along County Road 1 to the Loyalist Township boundary;
  • South along the western boundary of Loyalist Township to Highway 401;
  • Easterly from the 401 to the west side of lot 21, conc. 7 (former North Fredericksburgh Township) at County Road 2;
  • Northwest along the centre line of County Road 2 to the centre line of Palace Road;
  • West along the centre line pf Palace Roas to the centre line of Centre Street

 

Pregnancy and Parental Leaves of Members of Council 

The Town of Greater Napanee recognizes a Member of Council’s right to take leave for the Members’ pregnancy, the birth of the Member’s child or the adoption of a child by the Member in accordance with the Municipal Act, 2001. 

Policy Statement

The Town of Greater Napanee recognizes a Member of Council’s right to take leave for the Members’ pregnancy, the birth of the Member’s child or the adoption of a child by the Member in accordance with the Municipal Act, 2001.

Purpose

This policy provides guidance on how the Town of Greater Napanee addresses a Member’s pregnancy or parental leave in a manner that respects a Member’s statutory role as an elected representative.

Application

In accordance with Section 270 of the Municipal Act, 2001, this policy applies to Members of Council.

Definitions

Pregnancy and/or Parental Leave: an absence of 20 consecutive weeks or less as a result of a Member’s pregnancy, the birth of a Member’s child or the adoption of a child by the Member in accordance with Section 259 (1/1) of the Municipal Act, 2001.

Procedures

The Town of Greater Napanee supports a Member of Council’s right to pregnancy and/or parental leave in keeping with the following principles:

  1. A Member of Council is elected to represent the interest of their constituents.
  2. A Member’s pregnancy and/or parental leave does not require Council approval and their office cannot be declared vacant as a result of the Pregnancy and/or Parental Leave.
  3. The Member is entitled to continue to receive communication from the Town(Council packages, email, meeting invitations), as if the member were not on leave, in accordance with the wishes of the Member.
  4. A Member of Council on Pregnancy and/or Parental Leave reserves the right to participate as a Member at any time during their leave.
  5. A Member of Council on Pregnancy and/or Parental Leave shall continue to be paid and continue to have expenses paid in accordance with any Council expense policy.

Where a Member of Council will be absent due to a Pregnancy and/or Parental Leave the Member shall provide written notice to the Town Clerk outlining the expected duration of leave including a potential start date and return date.
It is understood that under emergent circumstances, a Member may not be able to submit the appropriate notice before the Leave commences. Each Member shall nonetheless endeavor to provide the appropriate notice in advance of any Leave or as soon as possible after commencing the Pregnancy and/or Parental Leave. The Town Clerk will provide the Mayor/Designate and Human Resources with a copy of any written notice.
Council shall make temporary appointments to fill any vacancies of the member to Committees, Boards, Task Force, Project Teams or other meetings or activities of the Member.
Notwithstanding, at any point in time during a Member’s Pregnancy and/or Parental Leave, the member can provide written notice to the Town Clerk of their intent to lift any of the Council-approved, temporary appointments. The Member shall inform the Town Clerk, with proper notice, on any changes regarding their return date.

Exclusions

This policy does not apply to Town staff, members of Local Boards/Committees or The Town of Greater Napanee Police Services Board.

 

Section 270 of the Municipal Act, 2001, as revised by Bill 69 requires that the Town adopt and maintain a policy with respect to the pregnancy and parental leaves of Members of Council. The Town Clerk shall be responsible for monitoring the application of the policy

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