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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.

This year, Council has recieved three proposed plans, and listened to several deputations on this topic. Plans received to date are listed below for the public's information.

Do you have an idea you would like Council to consider? Council is is inviting members of the public to submit for consideration any other proposals with potential changes to the size of Council and/or electoral ward boundaries before June 4, 2015.

To be qualified for consideration, proposals must include the proposed number of Councillors for each new Electoral Ward, and a description of each new Electoral Ward by referencing current or parts of current ward boundaries.

Size of Council Proposals Received to Date:

2 Ward Boundary Proposal - Mayor Quaiff
April 16 Report
Proposal Ward Map

Plan 13 Proposal - John Thompson
May 6 Deputation

May 6 Updated Elector Numbers

The N.E.W. Plan - Gary Mooney
May 5 Proposal - including Ward Map



2013 Size of Council Review/Citizen's Assembly:

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 including the history, examples and more is available here and here.  

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)

More Information About the Size of Council:

Current Ward Boundaries

Population by Ward (estimated 2015)

MPAC Elector Counts 2015

Size of Prince Edward County Council - History

2015 Size of Council Proposal Scoring Criteria/Comparison Chart


2015 Reports Regarding Size of Council:

April 16, 2015 Report
May 6, 2015 Report

Deputations and Comments Received in 2015:

April 16, 2015 - Monica Alyea
April 16, 2015 - Bill McMahon
April 16, 2015 - Kathy Vowinckle
May 6, 2015 - Monica Alyea
May 11, 2015 - Victoria Leskie


































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