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.

Notice of Passing of By-law to Re-Divide the Wards in Trent Hills

 Notice is hereby given this 29th day of October, 2020 in accordance with Section 222(3) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, that Council of the Municipality of Trent Hills adopted By-law No. 2020-080 to Re-Divide the Wards in the Municipality of Trent Hills;

 And take notice that pursuant to Section 222(4) of the Municipal Act, 2001, any person may appeal to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) in respect of the By-law, not later than the 4th day of December, 2020, by filing with the Clerk of the Municipality, a notice of appeal setting out the objections to the by-law and the reasons in support of the objections and accompanied by the prescribed fee required by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT).

View By-law No. 2020-080 - A By-law to Re-Divide the Wards in the Municipality of Trent Hills

New Ward Boundaries map

Phase 2 Materials and Decisions

At its meeting of September 15, 2020, Council received the Ward Boundary and Council Composition Review - Final Report.

Council made the following decisions with respect to Phase 2 of the Review:

Ward Boundary Options

Commencing with the Municipal Election in 2022, the municipality be re-divided into 5 wards as set out in Option 1 of the Ward Boundary and Council Composition Review - Final Report dated September 2020.

July 29, 2020 Phase 2 Public Information Session Materials 

 

 

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, based on a 5 ward system, for the Public Information Session.

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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