An Espanola councillor tabled an amendment last night that puts the power of appointing members to committees in the hands of council and not by the mayor.

Councillor Ken Duplessis tabled the amendment to the proposed procedural bylaw last night stating it is a progressive move to help council work together more efficiently.

Mayor Jill Beer and councillors Sandra Hayden and Bill Foster voted against the amendment as part of a recorded vote.

Duplessis, Ray Dufour, Maureen Van Alstine and Heather Mallot voted in favour, so the amendment was passed.

Council then passed the bylaw to adopt the procedural bylaw.