2020 Council Vacancy Ward 1




TAKE NOTICE that as of August 19, 2020, a vacancy exists on the Municipality of French River Council for Ward 1 Councillor. Council voted to fill this vacancy by appointment through application where Council votes to determine a successful candidate. 


The term of this position is from the date of Council appointment to November 14, 2022. To be considered for appointment, individuals must meet the following qualifications as outlined in the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended: 

  • Resides in or be the owner or tenant of land in the Municipality of French River, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; 
  • Is a Canadian citizen; 
  • Is at least 18 years old; and 
  • Is not prohibited from voting under Section 17(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 or otherwise by law.  


List of Certified Candidates:

LANDRY, Roger (Application dated August 31, 2020)

PREVOST, Bobby D. (Application dated August 28, 2020)

The process to fill the vacancy by appointment is outlined as follows:  


August 28, 2020 - September 23, 2020 at 2:00pm: Application Period  

  • Period is open for eligible candidates (applicants) interested in filling the Councillor Ward 1 position vacancy to submit the Council Vacancy Application Form to the Clerk. 


September 28, 2020 9:00am:Clerk to post the final List of Candidates that have been certified.  

  • Qualified Candidates will be provided with necessary information to be prepared to present to Council, this includes but limited to electronic meeting processpre-determined questions and candidate information. 


October 7, 2020 at 6:00pm - Council Meeting:Candidate Presentation and Appointment 

  • Candidates will have the opportunity to address Council for a period of not more than ten minutes and to answer the same pre-determined questions.  

  • Council to review candidates and their personal qualifications and vote to fill the vacancy by appointment of one of the candidates. 


October 21, 2020 at 6:00pm - Council Meeting: Successful candidate takes oath of office. 


Interested individuals must complete a Council Vacancy Application Form by downloading it from our website here or by obtaining one at the Municipal Office during regular business hours. Completed and valid application forms, along with government issued identification and proof of eligibility must be received by the Municipal Clerk by 2:00pm on September 23, 2020. 


Council will review the candidates and their qualifications at the Council Meeting (Electronic Meeting) of October 7, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., viewable by the public through our Civic Web Portal. 


For further information, or to obtain a Council Vacancy Application Form please visit www.frenchriver.ca or contact: 


Mélanie Bouffard, Clerk  

44 St. Christophe St.Noëlville, Ontario, P0M 2N0

Tel: (705) 898-2294  Email: clerk@frenchriver.ca