Members of Council regularly meet at Council and Committee meetings to discuss issues such as policies, bylaws, the municipal budget, and major projects to be undertaken by staff.

The public may attend or participate in any of these meetings (with the exception of closed meetings) - see the meeting schedule on the Council and Committees Calendar. Council may also hold special meetings - Notice will be provided on the municipal website. 

Council meetings begin at 5 p.m. unless indicated otherwise. Meetings are currently virtual but coming Fall 2021 shall take place in a hybrid format via Zoom and in person at the Municipal Administration Centre (1475 Concession 5, Kincardine).

The proceedings at the meetings of Council and Committees must follow the rules in the Procedure By-law.

Committee of the Whole

As part of the meetings, Council may move into Committee of the Whole. It is the entire membership of Council sitting as a Committee. The meetings are less formal than Council meetings and each Council member chairs the portion of the meeting for their policy area.

The Committee of the Whole makes recommendations and Council then ratifies them.

Get Involved

Here are the ways you can get involved with your local government:

Watch

Watch Council meetings live on Rogers TV Channel 6, on demand at www.rogerstv.com, or stream here. Council will also be broadcasted live on Bruce Telecom TV. (If there was a technical interruption during the live stream you may find meetings on YouTube.)

Speak Up

You may participate in a Council/Committee of the Whole meeting through correspondence, Public Forum or as a Delegation.

Correspondence

You may send correspondence to the Council or its Committees by regular mail or via email to the Clerk. Correspondence relating to agenda items, etc. will be included on the appropriate agenda.

Any personal information you include in your correspondence becomes part of the public records. Your name will be published with the correspondence however, your contact information will be removed prior to posting.

You may view additional details about correspondence in the Procedure By-law.

Public Forum

You may speak on any matter within Council's jurisdiction for a maximum of 3 minutes. You must register on the sign-up sheet in the foyer of the Council Chambers from 4:30 p.m. to 4:55 p.m. on the day of the Council meeting.

Council will not speak to or debate on your information. They may refer to a Committee or Staff.

You may view additional details about public forum in the Procedure By-law.

Delegation

You can register as a Delegation by submitting a Delegation Request Form to the Clerk no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the Wednesday preceding the meeting.

Delegations are limited to a maximum of 10 minutes. Council may ask you questions but will not debate on your presentation. It may be referred to a Committee or Staff.

You may view additional details about being a delegation in the Procedure By-law.

 Petition

You can submit a public petition to Council. Petitions that meet the guidelines in the GG. 3.13 Petitions Policy may be used to request the Municipality to take action on a specific issue. Petitions must be submitted to the Clerk no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the Wednesday preceding the meeting.

You should review GG. 3.13 Petitions Policy before starting a petition. It includes the guidelines for petitions as well as a sample petition form that can be used.

You may view additional details about submitting a the Procedure By-law.

The Municipality of Kincardine is not able to accept petitions from Change.org as they are not in compliance with our Petition Policy. 

 

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