On September 21, 2021 Council passed Resolution No. 2021-249 stating:

 THAT Council consider returning to in-person Council Meetings at the Keeler Centre; and

 THAT all Council Members be physically present (when feasible) at the Council and Committee of the Whole meetings, for all Municipal Council Meetings, including the Municipal Clerk and Clerk’s Assistant. All other Staff will attend in person with an alternative set-up to adhere to public health protocols or by Zoom Video Conference; and

 THAT Members of the Public shall participate in person only. Members of Public will be limited to six (6) spaces and must pre-register in advance of the meeting and adhere to public health protocols. Delegate/presenters can attend in person or through a Zoom Video Conference. If attending in person, they must leave following their presentation and adhere to all public health protocols; and

 THAT Council authorizes all Advisory Committees to participate through electronic participation utilizing Zoom Video conferencing until Council provides further direction to return to in-person meetings.

In efforts to implement the Hybrid Council meetings, pre-registration will be required using the prescribed Attendee Registration Form and must be submitted to the Clerk’s office no later than one (1) hour prior to the meeting. 

Council Meeting Pre-registration Form

Delegations to Council

Persons desiring to appear before Council or Committee are required to make arrangements with the Clerk's Department. The written request for a delegation must be received by the Clerk's Department by 4:30 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the Council or Committee meeting. The request must include the name, address, telephone number and reasons for the appearance. The delegation may speak for 10 minutes followed by a question period.

Debate between the delegation and Council is not permitted and generally, the delegations are received for information or Council may direct staff to provide additional information at a future meeting. 

A delegation shall be permitted to speak only once on the issue and shall not be placed on a future agenda to discuss the same matter within six months of the last appearance by the same delegation unless there is new information that Council should be made aware of.

When appearing before Council, individuals are asked to come to state their name and direct their questions and/or comments through the Chair. The appropriate way to address members is to preface their surname with “Mayor” or “Councillor”. Applause or other displays of public outburst are inappropriate.

To appear as a delegate, please fill out Request for Delegation Form.

Petitions & Communications

Every communication presented to Council should be legibly written or printed, signed by the author, include their address and must not contain any defamatory allegations, impertinent or improper matter. Delegations are requested, for the public record, to provide a copy of their speaking notes and any additional information they present which is not included in the agenda to the Clerk.

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