All Council Meetings are open to the public unless they are a Closed Meeting under Section 239 (2) of the Municipal Act. Members of the public may register as a delegation to speak at an open meeting of Council with a written request received by the Director of Clerk's Services or Deputy Clerk not less than five business days before the Council Meeting. Senior staff will review the request to see if it is best discussed with staff first. Topics relating to Township operations should be discussed with staff first.
Delegations are given ten minutes to speak. All presentation materials must be received by staff by the Wednesday before the Council Meeting. Please refer to the guidelines when preparing your presentation. No presentation materials will be accepted unless reviewed by senior staff first.
Any member of the public can ask to be heard at an open Council Meeting and Council may pass a resolution allowing them to speak.
Public Meetings for planning matters or municipal drains normally allow for residents to speak without registering or asking to be heard at the meeting. At the appropriate part of the meeting the Chair will ask if anyone wants to address Council on that topic.