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Procedural Matters

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 The Municipality of North Middlesex is fully invested in serving the community and fulfilling their needs. To voice your opinions on upcoming municipal affairs please look to agendas and minutes to find the next municipal council meeting.

 If you wish to be a delegation at a meeting you must submit a request in writing to the Clerk indicating your name and outline the nature of why you are requesting attendance.  You will then be contacted directly with a date and time.  If you submit a request to attend by email or mail it is the responsibility of the sender to ensure it has been received by the Clerks Office.  Your request to attend a meeting should be received well in advance of your preferred date and no later than 12:00 noon on the Wednesday prior to the preferred meeting date. The request will then be scheduled according to the volume of business on the agenda.    Also, when submitting requests or correspondence to the municipality you are hereby notified that the agenda is a public document and therefore any documents provided to Council will appear on the municipal website.

Procedural Bylaw

Bylaw #14 Governing the calling, place and proceedings of meetings of the Municipal Council and Committees for the Municipality of North Middlesex can be viewed here.

Council Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Council Members and Advisory Committees can be viewed here.

Appointment of Integrity Commissioner

The Municipality of North Middlesex has appointed Mr. Gregory Stewart as their Integrity Commissioner. An Integrity Commissioner will investigate complaints received under the local Municipal Code of Conduct. This appointment is in response to Bill 8, the new Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014 which took effect January 1, 2016 for municipalities. It is their duty to ensure an unbiased, fair and appropriate process be undertaken to consider complaints regarding the Code of Conduct and to recommend a decision.   

For submitting Informal or Formal Complaints -please refer to the Section 15 in the Code of Conduct "Protocol for Complaint Process"

North Middlesex's Bylaw 31 of 2016 - Appoint Integrity Commissioner can be viewed here.

Closed Meeting Investigations

WHY DO MUNICIPAL COUNCILS AND LOCAL BOARDS HAVE MEETINGS

OR PORTIONS OF MEETINGS THAT ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC?

Municipal councils, local boards and their committees must meet behind closed doors on occasion to deal with some matters. For example, if a municipality is being sued or if council is considering purchasing a piece of land or if council must deal with a labour relations issue then it is appropriate that it be able to do so at a closed meeting. The purpose of such a closed meeting is to receive information or give direction.
Local government in Ontario must be transparent and accountable. To this end, the Province has set the rules for a council, local board or a committee to go into a closed meeting. These rules are found in section 239 of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended. They must be strictly followed. The Municipality of North Middlesex has appointed LAS Ltd. as the Closed Meeting Investigator.

The completed Request Form must be delivered to the Clerk at the Municipal Office. Please review the policy before deciding to submit a request.