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The Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen welcomes all visitors, residents and people having business with the Township to Council Meetings.

Council Meeting Request Form - Be a Delegation 

Requesting to be a delegation

  • When someone attends a meeting to speak to Council, it is called a Delegation.
  • Request to be a delegation to the Clerk in writing by noon of the Wednesday before the Council Meeting.
  • Explain why you want to speak to Council, provide as much detail as possible.
  • The Clerk may decide to place a delegation to a future meeting for scheduling or other relevant reasons.

Being a delegation at council

  • When you are scheduled to attend a Council Meeting to speak to Council, you will be permitted ten (10) minutes. No more than two (2) persons are allowed to speak as part of your delegation. You will be asked to stand at the podium and speak to Council and the audience. If you provide the Clerk with your supporting documents by noon of the Tuesday the week before the Council Meeting, the Clerk can display your pdf presentation (example; maps of a property, correspondence, PowerPoint, etc.) on the TV monitors in the Council Chamber while you make your presentation, as well as include the supporting documents in the public agenda package.
  • The Clerk may decide to place a delegation to a future meeting for scheduling or other relevant reasons.
  • Unscheduled delegations will not be permitted to speak at any Council Meeting.¬†

Procedural By-Law 2022-068 explains all the rules about meetings for Council and its Committees.

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