Addressing Council

The Township of North Kawartha welcomes all visitors, residents and people having business with Council to our meetings.

If you wish to appear before Council in person, at a regular meeting you will need to send a written request, including the reason for your business, to the Clerk or Deputy Clerk no later than 4:30 p.m., five (5) business days before the Council Meeting. You may send your written request and any information for Council electronically however we suggest that you confirm receipt of the information. Council does receive their agendas in electronic format.

You will be permitted ten (10) minutes to speak to Council.


Persons wishing to address the Council or Committee in person, on his / her behalf, or by his / her agent, or on behalf of a group, on matters of fact or make a request of Council or Committee, related to a specific item listed on the current Meeting Agenda, are required to give notice to the Clerk by no later than 1:00 p.m. on the day prior to the meeting.

Persons appearing as a Deputation shall be limited to a maximum of ten (10) minutes speaking time, and where a Deputation consists of more than one person, all persons combined will be limited to two (2) speakers and a maximum of fifteen (15) minutes speaking time, but the Presiding Officer may call for a resolution to grant permission to any Deputation to speak for longer than the time allotted.

The Clerk may decide to defer a delegation to a future meeting for scheduling or other relevant reasons. A Deputation may be refused when the subject matter is a matter of litigation or is beyond the jurisdiction of the Township of North Kawartha.

If you are not scheduled on the agenda, you may ask Council permission to speak.

Procedural By-Law 2017-092 outlines regulations for governing the proceedings of Council and its Committees.

Form - Request for Deputation/Presentation/Petition 

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