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.

July 29, 2020 Phase 2 Ward Boundary Review - Public Information Session

In March 2020, Council provided direction to the Consultant Team to prepare a number of ward boundary options based on a 5 ward system, for the Public Information Session.

The Consultant Team prepared 4 Ward Boundary Options for the Public Information Session. The Guiding Principles were used to evaluate the options below.

 

Council will receive a Final Report with recommended ward boundary options in September 2020.

 

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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