Mayoral Decisions

The Mayor has special powers and duties under Part VI.1 of the Municipal Act, 2001. Mayoral Decisions are available online.

Under Part VI.1 of the Municipal Act, 2001, the Mayor has the following special powers and duties as the head of Town Council:

  • Appointing the municipality’s Chief Administrative Officer.
  • Hiring certain municipal department heads and establishing and reorganizing departments.
  • Creating committees of Council, assigning their functions and appointing the chairs and vice-chairs of committees of Council.
  • Proposing the municipal budget, which would be subject to Council amendments and a Mayoral veto and Council override process.
  • Vetoing certain by-laws if the Mayor is of the opinion that all or part of the by-law could potentially interfere with a provincial priority.
  • Bringing forward matters for Council consideration if the Mayor is of the opinion that considering the matter could potentially advance a provincial priority.

The Mayor is required to exercise these powers in writing and make them available to the public, subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protections of Privacy Act

Mayoral decisions

June 3, 2024

MDE-2024-018: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Special Council on June 3, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. (pdf)

MDE-2024-017: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Special Council on June 3, 2024 (pdf)

May 27, 2024

MDE-2024-016: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on May 27, 2024 (pdf)

May 21, 2024

MDE-2024-015: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on May 21, 2024 (pdf)

MDE-2024-014: To continue the 2025 Budget Committee and to assign its functions (pdf)

May 6, 2024

MDE-2024-013: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on May 6, 2024 (pdf)

April 29, 2024

MDE-2024-012: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on April 29, 2024 (pdf)

April 22, 2024

MDE-2024-011: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on April 22, 2024 (pdf)

April 8, 2024

MDE-2024-010: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on April 8, 2024 (pdf)

March 25, 2024

MDE-2024-009: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on March 25, 2024 (pdf)

March 18, 2024

MDE-2024-008: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on March 18, 2024 (pdf)

March 4, 2024

MDE-2024-007: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on March 4, 2024 (pdf)

February 27, 2024

MDE-2024-006: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Special Council on February 27, 2024 (pdf)

February 26, 2024

MDE-2024-005: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on February 26, 2024 (pdf)

February 5, 2024

MDE-2024-004: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on February 5, 2024 (pdf)

January 30, 2024

MDE-2024-003: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Commissioner’s Delegated Authority on January 30, 2024 (pdf)

January 29, 2024

MDE-2024-002: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on January 29, 2024 (pdf)

January 22, 2024

MDE-2024-001: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on January 22, 2024 (pdf)

December 20, 2023

MDE 2023-038: To not exercise the power to veto (a) resolution(s) passed by Council on December 20, 2023 making (an) amendment(s) to the proposed 2024 Budget and to shorten the period to exercise the veto (pdf)

MDE 2023-037: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on December 20, 2023 (pdf)

December 18, 2023

MDE 2023-036: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on December 18, 2023 (pdf)

December 12, 2023

MDE 2023-035: To give written approval of by-law passed at the meeting of Commissioner’s Delegated Authority on December 12, 2023 (pdf)

December 4, 2023 

MDE 2023-034: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on December 4, 2023 (pdf)

November 28, 2023

MDE 2023-033: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Special Council on November 28, 2023 (pdf)

November 27,  2023

MDE 2023-032: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Commissioner's Delegated Authority on November 27, 2023 (pdf)

November 22, 2023

MDE 2023-031: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on November 22, 2023 (pdf)

November 20, 2023

MDE 2023-030: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on November 20, 2023 (pdf)

November 13, 2023

MDE 2023-029: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on November 13, 2023 (pdf)

October 30, 2023

MDE 2023-028: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on October 30, 2023 (pdf)

October 23, 2023

MDE 2023-027: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on October 23, 2023 (pdf)

October 16, 2023

MDE 2023-026: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on October 16, 2023 (pdf)

October 12, 2023

MDE 2023-025: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on October 12, 2023 (pdf)

September 25, 2023

MDE 2023-024: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on September 25, 2023 (pdf)

September 18, 2023

MDE 2023-023: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on September 18, 2023 (pdf)

September 11, 2023

MDE 2023-022: Approval of By-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on September 11, 2023 (pdf)

August 15, 2023

MDE 2023-021: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on August 15, 2023 (pdf)

August 14, 2023

MDE 2023-020: To give written approval of by-law(s) passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on August 14, 2023 (pdf)

July 25, 2023

MDE 2023-019: To appoint the Chair of the Committee of the Appeals Committee (pdf)

MDE 2023-018: To appoint the Chair of the Committee of the Property Standards Committee (pdf)

MDE 2023-017: To appoint the Vice-Chair of the Committee of the Whole for Midtown (pdf)

MDE 2023-016: To appoint the Chair of the Committee of the Whole for Midtown (pdf)

MDE 2023-015: To continue and establish the Committees of Council and assign their functions (pdf)

MDE 2023-014: To appoint Vice-Chair of Budget Committee (pdf)

MDE 2023-013: To appoint Chair of Budget Committee (pdf)

MDE 2023-012: To establish Ward 7 Budget Sub-Committee (pdf)

MDE 2023-011: To establish Ward 6 Budget Sub-Committee (pdf)

MDE 2023-010: To establish Ward 5 Budget Sub-Committee (pdf)

MDE 2023-009: To establish Ward 4 Budget Sub-Committee (pdf)

MDE 2023-008: To establish Ward 3 Budget Sub-Committee (pdf)

MDE 2023-007: To establish Ward 2 Budget Sub-Committee (pdf)

MDE 2023-006: To establish Ward 1 Budget Sub-Committee (pdf)

MDE 2023-005: To continue 2024 Budget Committee and assign its functions (pdf)

July 18, 2023

MDE-2023-004: To delegate powers to determine the organizational structure and organizational heads of the Town of Oakville (the “Town”) to the Chief Administrative Officer as noted (pdf)

MDE-2023-003: To appoint Jane Clohecy as Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Oakville (pdf)

July 11, 2023

MDE-2023-002: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Council on July 11, 2023 (pdf)

July 10, 2023

MDE-2023-001: To give written approval of by-laws passed at the meeting of Planning and Development Council on July 10, 2023 (pdf)