Mike Rutter CAO/Clerk
Ph: 705-286-1333 x223
Email: mrutter@county.haliburton.on.ca

CAO/County Clerk's Office

Mike Rutter CAO/Clerk
Ph: 705-286-1333 x223
Email: mrutter@county.haliburton.on.ca

Chief Administrative Officer

The County of Haliburton administrative functions and services are coordinated through the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer. The role of the CAO is to ensure the efficient and effective operation of County business through the coordination of all departments of the County. The CAO administers the business affairs of the County based on the policies and plans established by County Council. Special projects that involve partnerships and/or funding arrangements with external agencies quite frequently require the participation of the CAO.

The CAO oversees a management team comprised of the County Treasurer and Directors of Human Resources, Public Works, Planning, Tourism, and Emergency Medical Services.

County Clerk

The County Clerk is a statutory position with designated responsibilities defined by the Municipal Act.  Primary duties of the County Clerk involve preparation of the agendas and recording of the minutes of Committee and Council meetings, arranging for the scheduling of meetings, and providing a communication link between Committees and Council and the various departments to ensure that decisions are implemented.

Other responsibilities involve:

  • Commissioner of Oaths.
  • Maintaining original documents through a records management system for bylaws and all decisions of Council.
  • Requests pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
  • Delegations and Deputations to Council.

The published agenda, minutes and meeting decisions/items requiring action of County Council and Committees are available for viewing online at http://haliburton.civicweb.net  or at the County Administration office located at 11 Newcastle Street in Minden.

The rules and regulations governing meetings of County Council and Committees are set out in County of Haliburton Bylaw 3692.
Bylaw 3692

Individuals wishing to make a presentation at a County Council or Committee meeting, please see the attached protocol:
How to Get on the Agenda

Closed Session Investigator

The County of Haliburton conducts its meetings with a very high standard of openness and transparency. To this end, we have appointed Amberley Gavel Ltd. as the Municipal Closed Meeting Investigator in accordance with Section 239 of the Municipal Act, to investigate in an independent manner whether the County has complied with the Municipal Act and our Procedural By-law in respect to a meeting that was closed to the public.

If an individual has a concern about business conducted during a closed meeting of Haliburton County Council or its Committees, please refer to the attached Policies below: