The Council of the Township of South Frontenac encourages community members to share their thoughts and information at Council meetings.

If the reason you want to request an appearance before Council is a concern or issue, we recommend you discuss your concern with Township staff first. Staff can usually provide valuable background information and recommend appropriate next steps to resolve the issue that may remove the need to go to Council or make for a more meaningful discussion with Council.

How to Request an Appearance before Council

If you wish to present to Council or make a request of Council, you need to submit your request at least ten days in advance. Requests can be sent by mail to Clerk, Township of South Frontenac 4432 George Street, Box 100 Sydenham, Ontario K0H 2T0 Tel: (613) 376-3027 or by email to jthompson@southfrontenac.net.  

Appearing before Council 

The Mayor will invite delegations to the Council table to speak. Delegation presentations should be maximum 10 minutes long. During the delegation, the Mayor and Council may ask questions. Once discussion is closed, Council may provide direction or refer the item to the appropriate department for further input or advice.

Delegations aren't permitted on the following topics:

  • Labour relations or staff negotiations
  • Applications submitted under the Planning Act
  • A Notice of Motion
  • Litigation or administrative tribunal proceedings that are either expected to proceed, that are currently proceeding, or that have already been decided by a court or tribunal
  • Tenders, requests for proposals or other procurement issues
  • Any matter that is not within the jurisdiction of Council or the Committee of the Whole, as determined by the Mayor in consultation with the Clerk 
  • Any matter that is properly the subject of a Closed Session

Follow-Up

Council normally takes some time to review items before deciding what action to take. If you would like clarification on what was discussed or decided, contact the CAO/Clerk's Department.

See By-law 2017-76 for full details on proceedings of Council.

View the list of Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings for 2023.

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