Attending Council and Committees

The public is welcome to attend Northumberland County Council and Standing Committee meetings. Currently, due to COVID-19, Council and Committees are meeting virtually. The public may live stream meetings on the County’s YouTube channel, and Zoom Conference information is available on the published agendas. To speak at a Standing Committee meeting, please see the information below.

Attending Standing Committee Meetings

Northumberland County has six Standing Committees:

  • Community Health
  • Corporate Support
  • Economic Development, Tourism & Planning
  • Finance & Audit
  • Public Works
  • Social Services

Committee business is conducted in open session as much as possible except for closed session matters as per the Municipal Act, Section 239.

Committee agendas and minutes

Speaking at a Standing Committee meeting

Anyone wishing to speak at a Standing Committee meeting regarding an item on the agenda should contact the County Clerk. Alternatively, verbal delegations relating to agenda items will be heard at the meeting without pre-registering. Delegations are limited to a maximum of 10 minutes and a maximum of two individuals per delegation.

Contacts

Clerk
Nancy MacDonald
Email Nancy MacDonald
905-372-3329 ext. 2238

Deputy Clerk
Maddison Ellis
Email Maddison Ellis
905-372-3329 ext. 2257


Attending County Council

Council generally meets on the third Wednesday of each month, with some exceptions. Open session begins at 9:30 a.m. in Council Chambers at 555 Courthouse Road in Cobourg.

Council business is conducted in open session as much as possible with the exception of closed session matters as per the Municipal Act, Section 239. Any person may fill out the Request for Investigation of a Closed Meeting form to see if Council met in closed session for a valid, legal reason.

Council agendas and minutes

Speaking at a County Council meeting

To address Council on an item of business listed on Council agendas or Standing Committee agendas, the requester should attend the relevant Standing Committee meeting as a delegation.

Delegations to Council may be heard if the matter does not relate to Standing Committee business (for example, a community group that wishes to provide general information to Council). The Clerk’s office will determine if a delegation request will be forwarded to a Standing Committee, or directly to Council.

Please contact the Clerk or Deputy Clerk for further details: 

Clerk

Nancy MacDonald
Email Nancy MacDonald
905-372-3329 ext. 2238

Deputy Clerk

Maddison Ellis
Email Maddison Ellis
905-372-3329 ext. 2257