23 Jun
2017

NOTICE: OMB hearing regarding electoral ward boundaries will begin July 19

The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has set aside three days for the proceedings commenced under subsection 222(4) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c25, as amended, as it relates to OMB Case No. MM160019 as follows:

The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has set aside three days for the proceedings commenced under subsection 222(4) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c25, as amended, as it relates to OMB Case No. MM160019 as follows:

OMB Case Name: Klein v. Prince Edward County (Municipality)

Subject : By-law 3719-2016 (Ward Boundary) to revise the Electoral Ward Boundaries into 9 new boundaries with 13 councillors, within Prince Edward County

The OMB hearing will commence on Wednesday, July 19 at 10:30 am in the Council Chambers at Shire Hall (332 Picton Main St.).

Explanatory Note

In early 2015 the Council for The Corporation of the County of Prince Edward undertook a review of the size of council and electoral ward boundary system, and held seven special meetings and nine public consultation sessions. 

On Nov. 10, 2015 by Motion 2015-565, Council adopted the 9 Ward Electoral Boundary proposal and the elected representation of 13 Councillors and a Mayor at Large. By-law 3719-2016 being the By-law to Re-Divide The Corporation of the County of Prince Edward’s Electoral Ward Boundaries, and By-law 3720-2016 being the By-law to Change the Composition of the Council of The Corporation of the County of Prince Edward were enacted on Jan. 26, 2016.

The effect of By-law 3719-2016 combines the current Ward 2—Bloomfield and current Ward 6—Hallowell electoral ward boundaries, creating one (1) new electoral ward boundary to be known as Ward 2—Bloomfield/Hallowell, and Ward 10—Sophiasburgh will remain to use the same Electoral Ward Boundary, but will be renumbered to Ward 6—Sophiasbugh. 

The current 10 Electoral Ward Boundaries, with 15 Councillors and a Mayor Elected at Large, would be revised as follows with the 9 Ward Electoral Boundary and change in Composition of Council:

Ward 1­—Picton  No change in electoral ward boundaries and no change to current representation of two (2) Councillors to be elected.

Ward 2Bloomfield/Hallowell  The 9 Ward Plan combines the current Bloomfield and Hallowell Electoral Boundaries and would reduce the current three (3) Council representatives to two (2) Councillors, being a reduction of one (1) Councillor to be elected.

Ward 3—Wellington No change in electoral ward boundaries and no change to current representation of one (1) Councillor to be elected.

Ward 4­—Ameliasburgh No change in electoral ward boundaries and no change to current representation of three (3) Councillors to be elected.

Ward 5—Athol No change in electoral ward boundaries and no change to current representation of one (1) Councillor to be elected.

Ward 6—Sophiasburgh No change in electoral ward boundaries. The Ward is renumbered from Ward 10 to Ward 6 and would reduce the current Council two (2) representatives to one (1) Councillor, being a reduction of one (1) Councillor to be elected.

Ward 7—Hillier No change in electoral ward boundaries and no change to current representation of one (1) Councillor to be elected.

Ward 8—North Marysburgh No change in electoral ward boundaries and no change to current representation of one (1) Councillor to be elected.

Ward 9-South Marysburgh—no change in electoral ward boundaries and no change to the current representation of one (1) Councillor to be elected.

Map of 9 Electoral Wards Proposal in Prince Edward County

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