News Elliot Lake City Council drops committee of the whole SHARE ON: Rosalind Russell, staff Tuesday, Mar. 13th, 2018 City of Elliot Lake A six-month trial has come to an end for Elliot Lake’s committee of the whole. Instead, council approved a return to its standing committee system. Under the standing committee system, issues are brought to the committee, which consists of three councillors and community volunteers, before coming to council. Under the committee of the whole structure, issues were dealt with by full council with decisions then going to regular council for a final vote. Ending the trial and returning to the status quo was approved in a 5-2 vote at council in late February.