Timmins has officially passed a code of conduct for council members. It was voted on this week, and Mayor Steve Black says he hopes it will help with professional debate around the council table. He says the city has seen some bumpy meetings in the past few weeks, but this document has been in the works for much longer than that. Black says it’s been on the table for about six months now.

Black says it’s something the city had acknowledged it needed, as most councils have one in place. He says now that it’s passed it firms up the proper conduct around the table, so council can stay focused on the issues at hand.

The code of conduct outlines things like handling confidential information and conduct respecting staff. The full document can be found on the city’s website under item 3C.