When are Council meetings held?
Meetings begin after the Municipal Planning Commission Meeting is done. This usually is shortly after 10 a.m. in the County of Newell Chambers.

Are Council Meetings open to the public?
Yes. You are welcome to attend all regular Council meetings in their entirety or you may wish to stay for just an item that interests you. As of April 23, 2020 you will be able to participate in a livestream meeting. Click here for instructions on how to join.

How can I contact a member of Council?
County of Newell Council is very interested in your ideas and suggestions. With participation from local citizens, Council is better prepared to make informed decisions on policies and bylaws for the County of Newell residents. Councillors are accessible by phone, email or by mail at the County Office. Countact information for individual Councillors is available here: Our Councillors

Which Council member should I contact?
You are encouraged to discuss all matters with your local divisional councillor or you are more than welcome to contact any member of Council.

Will issues discussed with a Councillor automatically be placed on a meeting agenda?
No. If you wish to have a matter considered at a Council meeting you need to contact the Executive Assistant to get it placed on the agenda which will get reviewed with the CAO prior to placement.

If I have made a request to have an item placed on the agenda what happens next?
The Executive Assistant will advise you of the date and approximate time your issue will be discussed. If you wish to be a delegation please follow the process for delegations above. If you do not choose to make a presentation at the meeting you may still want to be available to answer questions that Council may have. If you are unable to attend the meeting your item will still be discussed. You will be advised by email (if provided) or by letter of Council's decision regarding your issue.

Can I get a copy of the meeting agenda?
Yes, meeting agendas will be made available to the public in the afternoon of the Tuesday before the day of the meeting.  A link will be posted on this page.

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