210.28. The term of office of the warden, as warden, is two years. However, it comes to an end, subject to the second paragraph, where he resigns from that office, is removed from office in accordance with the provisions of the fourth paragraph or ceases to be the mayor of a local municipality whose territory is comprised in that of the regional county municipality.
The mayor of the core city within the meaning of paragraph 9.1 of section 1 of the Act respecting land use planning and development (chapter A-19.1), when he or she is warden by virtue of office, may not resign or be removed from office under the fourth paragraph.
The resignation of the warden takes effect on the date of the receipt by the secretary-treasurer of the regional county municipality of a written communication to that effect, signed by the resigning warden, or on any subsequent date indicated therein.
The council of the regional county municipality may, by an absolute majority of the votes of its members, remove the warden from office. The council may, in that case, elect a new warden, at the same sitting, in accordance with section 210.26. However, where a warden who has been removed from office was elected as a result of the rules prescribed in section 210.26.1 being applied, the new warden must be elected, for the unexpired portion of the two-year period, in accordance with the rules prescribed in section 210.26, having regard to the modification whereby the warden is elected from among the mayors of the local municipalities other than the core city.
When the term of office of the incumbent warden expires, or comes to an end by reason of the termination of his mandate as mayor of a local municipality, he may continue to discharge the duties of warden until his re-election or the election of his successor in that office, unless he is prevented by law from attending the sittings of the council of the regional county municipality. However, any person who continues to carry on the functions of warden notwithstanding the expiry of the person’s mandate as warden shall constitute, in the polling under section 210.26, the representative to whom are allocated, in place of the representative designated under section 210.27, where applicable, the votes of the mayor of the municipality on the council of the regional county municipality.
1993, c. 65, s. 71; 1997, c. 93, s. 141; 2002, c. 68, s. 39.