Make a Delegation to Council

Delegation Request Form
Date:   

 

 
Name of Delegate(s):1  
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Name of Group represented (if applicable)   

Date of Meeting (Delegations are allotted 10 minutes to speak)

Council:  

Council meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3pm (subject to change).
Committee:  
 
Please specify which Committee. Committees meet during the fourth week of the month (subject to change), with the exception of the Finance & Administration Committee.
Finance & Administration Committee meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, following council (subject to change).
 

Subject Matter:  

Have you been in contact with a staff member in regard to this matter? If yes, with whom?

What was the outcome of your discussion?  

Would you like to request time for a presentation (20 minutes)? YesNo

(Request subject to approval by the Mayor and Clerk.)

Recommendation to Council/Committee Please indicate below what action you would like Council or Committee to take with respect to your delegation. Use a separate page if more space is required or attach additional documentation.

Contact Information Please note that this information will be used to contact individuals and/or organizations who have requested to appear as a delegation before Town of Bancroft Council or Committee. The name of the delegate and/or organization will appear on the meeting agenda, which is also posted on the Town’s website.

Contact Name:
Phone Number:
Mailing Address:
E-mail Address:

Do you require any accessibility accommodation? If yes, what do you require?

Additional Documentation and Presentation Materials

Will you require A/V equipment? If yes, please describe:

Will you be providing any additional material or documentation? If yes, please describe:

Any material or documentation MUST be provided to the Clerk by 12:00 noon on the Tuesday preceding the meeting date.


Electronic format is preferred for all delegation materials.

If the delegation wishes to have paper materials distributed, twelve (12) copies must be provided to the Clerk by the deadline noted above.

If any additional documentation is brought forward on the date of the meeting, it is to be provided directly to the Clerk, and the Chair will determine if it is to be distributed at the meeting.

Please Direct Any Questions and Return the Completed Delegation Request Form to:

Lianne Sauter, Clerk, Town of Bancroft lsauter@bancroft.ca 8 Hastings Heritage Way, PO Box 790, Bancroft, ON, K0L 1C0 (p) 613 332 3331 x 206 (f) 613 332 0384

Personal information contained on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used for the purpose of providing correspondence relating to matters before Council/Committee.

Please note that all meetings are open to the public except where permitted to be closed under legislated authority.

 

Delegation Request Acknowledgement

I,   ,do hereby acknowledge that I have read and reviewed Section 8.0 of the Town of Bancroft By-law to Govern and Regulate The Proceedings of the Corporation of the Town of Bancroft (as attached), which relates directly to Public Attendance and Communication.

On behalf of (group name, if applicable):  

Signature:  

 



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A By-Law to Govern and Regulate the Proceedings Of the Corporation of the Town of Bancroft By-Law No. 17- 2011, as amended


For reference: 1.01.15 "Delegation" means a person or group making a verbal presentation to Council.

1.01.31 "Presentation" means,

    a) a ceremonial presentation to or from the Town of Bancroft and

    b) presentation made by Town staff and/or by consultants retained by the Town or by another level of government

    c) presentation that in the opinion of the Mayor and CAO is most beneficial for all involved if heard at a Council Meeting instead of a Committee Meeting

Section 8.00 Public Attendance and Communications 8.02 Public Input to Agenda

    8.02.1 Any person wishing to address the assembly as a delegation on a new issue must do so first through Committee if applicable. The delegation must submit a written request to the Clerk (in the form of the Delegation Request Form) on or before 12:00 noon on the Tuesday preceding the Thursday on which the Agenda for that Meeting will be circulated (i.e. 12:00 noon Tuesday for Thursday Agenda distribution).

      A maximum of five (5) delegations shall be allowed to address Council per Council meeting. This number does not include anyone present who wishes to address Council at a statutory public meeting.

      A maximum of eight (8) delegations shall be allowed to address Committee Meeting. This number does not include anyone present who wishes to address Council at a statutory public meeting.

8.05 Denial of Request to Speak or to Distribute Material

    8.05.1 Council, Committee of the Whole or a Committee may refuse to hear Delegations or presentations, or to receive communications when, in the opinion of the Chair, the subject of the presentation is beyond the jurisdiction of the Municipality, or where it contains obscene or defamatory language.


8.06 Rules of Conduct for Presentations

    8.06.1 Persons addressing an assembly of Members shall observe the rules of conduct set out in this section:

      a) Any person wishing to address the assembly with a presentation on a new issue, shall do so through Committee unless approved to present directly to Council by the Mayor and CAO.

      b) Only three presentations will be allowed to address Committee per Committee Meeting.

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      c) Only three presentations will be allowed to address Council per Council Meeting.

      d) Presentations shall be limited to twenty minutes, not including time for questions from Members.

      e) Presentation shall be allowed at the discretion of the Mayor and CAO, subject to adherence to the requirements of a Delegation set out in 8.02.


8.07 Rules of Conduct for Delegations and Presentations

    8.07.1 Persons addressing an assembly of Members shall observe the Rules of Conduct set out in this Section.

      (a) No printed material may be distributed on the Council Floor by a Delegation or Presentation. Any material which a Delegation or Presentation wishes to distribute must be provided to the Town Clerk, no later than the Tuesday by 12:00 noon in advance of the relevant Meeting

      (b) Where a Delegation or Presentation does appear with material to distribute, he or she shall provide all copies directly to the Clerk and shall not distribute anything directly to Members. The Chair shall determine whether the material is to be distributed by the Clerk at that Meeting, or whether it shall be retained to be considered.

      (c) Delegations or Presentations who read from a printed script must provide the Clerk with a copy of the script for the record. Delegations or Presentations who present slideshows or computerized display presentations must provide the Clerk with a copy for the record.

      (d) All printed material submitted to the Clerk must be legible, and must be signed and dated legibly. All printed material shall include an address and telephone number where return correspondence or contact is to be directed.

      (e) The Clerk will only circulate material that complies with the provisions of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.M.56, as amended.

      (f) Delegations and Presentations must confine their remarks to the business stated in the communication to the Clerk on the Delegation Request Form.

      (g) Delegations are limited to a time period of not more than ten (10) minutes, not including time for questions from Members.

      (h) Delegations consisting of two or more persons shall be limited to two (2) speakers, for a maximum time period of not more than ten (10) minutes, not including time for questions from Members.

      (i) Delegations speaking to a matter, item or topic that he or she has previously addressed at a meeting shall be limited to a total time period of not more than five (5) minutes. Delegations in this circumstance consisting of two or more persons shall be limited to two (2) speakers, limited to a time period of not more than five (5) minutes total, not including time for questions from Members.

    8.07.2 Delegations and Presentations are cautioned that their remarks are not subject to Parliamentary Privilege. Accordingly, derogatory remarks about any persons or organizations may be actionable at law.


8.08 Rules of Conduct for Public Audience

    8.08.1 Persons attending a Meeting, whether or not they are Delegations or Presentations, shall observe the Rules of Conduct set out in this section.

      (a) No shouting, cheering, booing, deliberate foot-stomping or any other unprofessional or un-businesslike conduct shall be tolerated by the Chair, at the discretion of the Chair.

      (b) Persons who are not Delegations may not address the assembly and shall not do so by shouting out, interrupting, or prompting a delegation.

      (c) No one is permitted in the Council Chambers carrying signs, banners, emblems or flags, without prior authorization of the Chair.

      (d) Profanity is strictly prohibited, whether it is audible or expressed through gesture.

      (e) Meetings regulated by this By-Law are formal, structured business meetings. Although it is recognized that there may be topics on Agendas which stir emotion, a business decorum must be observed and preserved.


8.13 Petitions

    8.13.1 Every petition or communication to be placed on an Agenda of a Council or Committee of the Whole Meeting shall be delivered to the Clerk no later than the Tuesday by 12:00 noon in advance of the date of the distribution of the agenda.


All communications or petitions received after 12:00 noon on the Tuesday preceding the distribution of the Council or Committee of the Whole Meeting Agenda and not pertaining to the matters listed on the Agenda for the Meeting shall be held over for consideration at the next Meeting of Council or Committee unless otherwise approved by the Chief Administrative Officer.