Speaking at a Council or Committee of the Whole Meeting

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​Council welcomes and encourages public input.  If you wish to address Members of Council at a Council or Committee of the Whole Meeting, you must complete a Deputation and Further Notice Request Form and submit it to the Clerk's Office. 

Information on the Deputation Process

  • An individual may make a deputation at a Meeting of Council or Committee of the Whole related to an item of business on the agenda.
  • An individual may make a deputation at a Meeting of Council or Committee of the Whole related to any matter of municipal business or community interest.  Any deputation request will be scheduled within sixty (60) days of submitting a Deputation and Further Notice Request Form to the Town Clerk.  If the matter can not be accomodated within 60 days, it will be scheduled at the earliest opportunity thereafter.
  • Deputations will not be heard on a matter decided upon by Council until ninety (90) days have passed from the date of the matter's disposition by Council, except for matters which have not been approved through the regular Committee of the Whole and Council reporting cycle or upon a vote in the affirmative of two thirds majority of the Members present.
  • Deputations are limited to five (5) minutes. 
  • Presentations, which include staff, or parties invited by staff, or other government agency presentations as well as awards, certificates, grants and other recognitions are limited to ten (10) minutes. 
  • The consent of Council or Committee of the Whole is required to extend a deputation or presentation beyond its alloted time.
  • When addressing Council or answering a question, all comments should be directed to the Mayor.  The Mayor is addressed as Mayor Van Bynen, Mr. Mayor or Your Worship.

Further information on the deputation process can be obtained by contacting Legislative Services at clerks@newmarket.ca

Additional Information

Deputation and Further Notice Request Form

Procedure By-law 2015-50