Public Input

There are several ways that residents can provide input to the Municipal Council at Council Meetings: 

1. By applying to appear as a Delegation to Council

An individual may appear as a delegation before Council to submit a request for action, register a complaint, or provide updates or information to Council on any issue, projects, or programs that fall within the jurisdiction of Council. Delegations are usually residents making a specific request for action to Council.

  • A written application must be received by the Corporate Officer by noon on the Wednesday prior to the Council meeting. If it is received after this time, arrangements will be made to have your delegation request presented at the next available meeting. 
  • The Corporate Officer may refuse to place a delegation on the agenda if the issue is not considered to fall within the jurisdiction of Council.
  • Delegations are limited to five minutes, unless a longer period is agreed to by resolution of Council.

Download an Application to Appear as a Delegation Before Council or pick up an application from the Municipal Hall.

2. By applying to make a Presentation to Council

An individual or organization may appear before Council to make a presentation to provide information regarding issues, projects or programs that fall within the jurisdiction of Council. Presentations are usually made by outside organizations providing information to Council.

  • A written application must be received by the Corporate Officer by noon on the Wednesday prior to the Council meeting. If it is received after this time, arrangements will be made to have your delegation request presented at the next available meeting. 
  • The Corporate Officer may refuse to place a presentation on the agenda if the issue is not considered to fall within the jurisdiction of Council.
  • Presentations are limited to ten minutes, and may be followed by a question period at the discretion of Council.
  • A maximum of two Presentations are allowed at any Council Meeting.

Download an Application to make a Presentation to Council or pick up an application from the Municipal Hall.

3. By asking questions or making comments during the Public Input period

  • A maximum time of two minutes is provided to members of the public to ask questions or make comments on any item listed on the Council agenda (excluding matters which are or have been the subject of a Public Hearing).
  • Public input is scheduled near the beginning of each Council Meeting prior to consideration of Staff Reports.

4. By speaking during the Public Question and Comment period

  • Individuals may address Council on any matter of their choice at the end of each Council Meeting.
  • Each speaker will be limited to two minutes.

Personal information contained in communications to Council and its Committees is collected under the authority of the Community Charter and Local Government Act and will be used to assist Council members in decision making. Please note that your comments will form part of the Township’s public record and may be included in a public agenda or minutes and posted on our website.

For more information, please contact:
Rachel Dumas, Manager of Corporate Services
Tel: 250-414-7135