Review of Size of Council
Prince Edward County Council has identified the need to address the Size of Council as one of it's goals for 2015. To see more about the timelines related to achieving this goal, click here.
Council invited members of the public to submit proposals with potential changes to the size of Council and/or electoral ward boundaries before June 4, 2015.
At a Special Committee of the Whole meeting held on June 25, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Committee put forward a motion that shortlisted the 18 proposals submitted to 3 proposals submitted and the status quo option.
Proposals to be explored in further detail at the July 16, 2015 Special Committee of the Whole meeting are as follows:
Status Quo - 10 Wards, 15 Councillors and Mayor at Large
Plan 13 Proposal - John Thompson
May 6 Deputation
May 6 Updated Elector Numbers
Plan for 10 Wards - Angus Ross
Proposal submitted by Angus Ross
The N.E.W. Plan- Gary Mooney
9, 12 and 15 Councillor Proposals
June 1, 2015 version
Proposals received but not included in the short list for further exploration:
2 Ward Boundary Proposal - Mayor Quaiff
April 16 Report
Proposal Ward Map
Plans for a 7 Ward, 8 Ward and 9 Ward - Barry Turpin
Proposals submitted by Barry Turpin
Plan for 10 Wards and 1 Ward Election at Large - Dennis Fox
Proposals submitted by Dennis Fox
Plan for 10 Wards - Heather Drennon
Proposal submitted by Heather Drennon
Plan for 3 Wards - Robert Christie
Proposal submitted by Robert Christie
Plan for 5 Wards - Ian Inrig
Proposal sumitted by Ian Inrig
Plan for 5 Wards - Julia Swedak
Proposal submitted by Julia Swedak
Plan for 5 Wards - Anonymous
Proposal submitted by resident who wished to remain anonymous
In 2013, Prince Edward County underwent a Size of Council Review and a Citizens' Assembly in efforts to aswer the question - How many municipal councillors should represent the citizens of Prince Edward County? Detailed information about the citizens' assembly approach is available here.
The Size of Council Review was led by Dr. Jonathan Rose, an associate professor in the department of Political Studies at Queen's University. For more information on Dr. Rose and his team, please see Team Members' Biographies.
The final report of the Citizen's assembly can be read here, and the Executive Summary can be read here.
News Releases related to the Citizen's Assembly are listed below:
October 10, 2013 - PEC Council Rejects Proposed Changes to Size, Ward Boundaries
August 29, 2013 - Citizens' Assembly Reaches Decision - Calls for Ten Councillors Plus Mayor (August 28, 2013)
August 20, 2013 - Citizens' Assembly Nears Conclusion: Members Nearing Decisions on Size of Council
July 17, 2013 - Citizens' Assembly Chosen - Members to Recommend Best Size for County Council
April 26, 2013 - Citizens' Assembly to Review Size of Council
May 31, 2013 - 5,000 Voters Given Chance to Join Citizens' Assembly
Other Reports Related to the Citizen's Assembly are listed below:
Mayor Mertens' Report on Citizens' Assembly Findings (September 19, 2013)
Review of Size of Council - Background Information (November 19, 2012)