Ward Boundary & Council Composition Review

The Municipality of Trent Hills have engaged Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. and Dr. Robert J. Williams to conduct a comprehensive Ward Boundary and Council Composition Review.

 

March 17, 2020 Phase 1 Materials and Decisions

At its meeting of March 17, 2020, Council received Staff Report CLK-2020-03, which provided information with respect to the Ward Boundary and Council Composition Review - Interim Report.

Council made the following decisions with respect to Phase 1 of the Review:

Ward system verus At-large (by general vote) system

Commencing with the Municipal Election in 2022, the Municipality of Trent Hills continues to elect Councillors in a ward system.

Size (composition) of Council

Commencing with the Municipal Election in 2022, the size (composition) of Council be maintained at 7 members, including the Mayor.

Method of selection for position of Deputy Mayor

Commencing with the Municipal Election in 2022, the position of Deputy Mayor be elected at-large (by general vote).

Allocation of Councillors by Ward

Commencing with the Municipal Election in 2022, the wards each elect an equal number of Councillors.

Number of Wards

The Consultant Team are to prepare ward boundary options for the Public Information Session, rescheduled to Saturday July 11, 2020, based on a 5 ward system.

Phase 2 Ward Boundary Review - Next Steps

Based on the direction with respect to the number of wards, the Consultant Team will prepare a number of ward boundary options based on a 5 ward system, for the Public Information Session, which has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 11, 2020.

The ward boundary options will apply the various Guiding Principles that were identified for the project, and received feedback through the initial Public Feedback Questionnaire.

Following the Public Information Session, individuals will be able to provide comment on the various ward boundary options.

Council will receive a Final Report with respect to the preferred ward boundary options in late summer/early fall 2020.

January 27, 2020 Public Information Session Materials

Background Information

Trent Hills’ Ward Boundaries have not been reviewed since amalgamation in 2001.

Council of the Municipality of Trent Hills is comprised of the Mayor and six Councillors.

Currently, six Councillors are elected to represent the three wards.

  • three Councillors are elected for Ward 1 - the former Municipality of Campbellford/Seymour
  • two Councillors are elected for Ward 2 - the former Township of Percy
  • one Councillor is elected for Ward 3 - the former Village of Hastings

Council chooses one of the ward Councillors to be Deputy Mayor.

Current Ward Boundaries for Trent Hills

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