(John F Tomecek)

Municipal officials say with minimal open session reports for the March 19 council meeting and the need to move the planning meeting to the following week, the March 19 Chatham-Kent open session council meeting has been cancelled.

However, Council will meet at 5 p.m. to discuss items in closed session as per section 239 of the Municipal Act, 2001.

Any open session reports, presentations or notices of motions scheduled for that date have been moved to the March 26 meeting of Chatham-Kent Council.

Judy Smith, Director of Municipal Governance/Clerk, said although it is rare that council meetings are cancelled, it occasionally happens.

Smith said a similar action was taken last year during February’s budget deliberations.