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Delegation or Petition Request

Delegations and/or Petitions are limited to 10 minutes.

If your delegation is to request funding, please know that we offer a Community Grants program to non-profit community organizations, groups or associations for community projects and events.

Directions on Making a Delegation or Petition Request to Council

  1. Any resident of the Township of Russell desiring to address the Council shall complete the Form prescribed for Delegation/Petition under Schedule A1, and submit it to the Clerk of The Township of Russell by email or at the Town Hall, no later than Thursday (7 days prior) at 4:00 p.m., preceding final preparations of the Agenda. If an application form is received after the deadline date or if the Agenda is deemed full, the application may be considered at the next scheduled Regular meeting. An application may also be refused.
  2. Related or background information shall also be provided at the time of submitting the application, and all such material shall be included in Council’s package for their review before the meeting.

To request a paper copy of the application form, contact the Municipal Clerk.


At the Meeting

All Delegation and/or Petitions applications shall be scheduled as the second item on the Agenda, immediately following Presentations.  The Mayor will invite individuals identified as the person(s) making the Delegation or Petition to the podium to speak on their issue(s).

Delegations and/or Petitions are limited to 10 minutes.  Following the Delegation/Petition, Members of Council may ask questions.  Upon closure of the discussion, Council may receive the Delegation/Petition for information purposes.  If a request for action on the part of Council is made, the matter will be referred to Administration or Committee for future report or further advice.



During a municipal, county, provincial, or federal election, a registered candidate is not allowed to submit a Delegation and Petition Application Form.

A request made for delegation regarding any aspect of an Official Plan Amendment, Zoning By-law Amendment or Plans of Subdivisions or Condominiums will not be accepted between the conclusion of a public meeting that was conducted in accordance with the Planning Act and final reading of the By-law.

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