Speaking Before Council

The Town of New Tecumseth has amended its Procedure By-law to allow for electronic participation at Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings during a declared emergency – including the current declaration by the Province of Ontario.  Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings will continue as regularly scheduled unless otherwise noted. 

Speaking Before Council at a Council Meeting

Members of the public wishing to bring forward new matters to Council or new information that was not brought forward to a Committee of the Whole Meeting may do so by making a deputation request to appear before Council.

Any deputations that have addressed Council at a Council Meeting on the same topic within one (1) year will require a two-thirds vote of Council to be added to the agenda.

To make a deputation request, please complete our Deputation Form and provide a short summary of your topic.

Requests for deputations are required to be submitted with our Clerk by 4:30 p.m. on the Wednesday before the meeting in order to be added to the agenda.

You may submit your request to our Clerk:

    10 Wellington St. E.
    Alliston ON L9R 1A1

If you are an organization or a group, only one (1) person may speak on behalf of the organization or group.

Speaking time is limited to seven (7) minutes in order to permit others time to make their deputations.

Please ensure that your deputation does not:

  • Just have the purpose of publicity
  • Relate to litigation or any matter that is now before any court or administrative tribunal affecting the Town of New Tecumseth
  • Make harmful comments, or speak ill of, or malign the integrity of staff, the public or Council

Speaking Before Council at a Committee of the Whole Meeting

Members of the public are welcome to make a deputation to the Committee of the Whole on any item listed on the Committee agenda  and are permitted a speaking time of not more than seven (7) minutes.  

Due to the nature of an electronic meeting, members of the public wishing to provide input regarding an agenda item must preregister by filling out a Request to Speak at Committee of the Whole form found at the following link:  Request to Speak at COTW .  **Information must be received by 12:00 p.m. on the day of the Committee of the Whole Meeting.**   Clerk's Services will provide confirmation or acknowledgement  and further meeting instructions. 

Speaking Before Council at a Planning Public Meeting

Due to the nature of an electronic meeting, members of the public wishing to provide input regarding an agenda item for a Planning Public Meeting must preregister by filling out the  Request to Speak at a Planning Public Meeting form.  **Information must be received by 12:00 p.m. on the day of the Planning Public Meeting.**   Clerk's Services will provide confirmation or acknowledgement  and further meeting instructions. 

Personal information collected through this form is pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M.56, as amended, and will be used to identify registrants wishing to speak and may become a public document. Questions about this collection should be directed to Clerk Services, Town of New Tecumseth, 10 Wellington Street East. Alliston Ontario Telephone: 705-435-3900. Email: clerks@newtecumseth.ca