The Council of the Township of Rideau Lakes consists of a Mayor and eight council members, two each from the wards of Bastard & South Burgess, South Elmsley, South Crosby, and North Crosby-Newboro. Municipal Councils serve a 4-year term as per the Municipal Elections Act.
Township Office: Ext 241
Ward 1: Bastard & South Burgess
Ward 2: South Elmsley
Ward 3: South Crosby
Ward 4: North Crosby/Newboro
Council Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers in Chantry, located at 1439 County Road 8.
In addition, Council meets twice a month as a Committee of the Whole.
Municipal Services Committee (Public Works/Planning/Community and Leisure Services)
This Committee of the Whole reviews and makes Recommendations regarding Roads, Bridges, Waste, Street Lights, Municipal Properties and Drainage matters; Planning, Building, Civic Addressing matters; and Recreation Services, Youth & Seniors Services, Municipal Halls, Recreation Committees, Beautification, and Local Events.
This Committee meets on the 2nd Monday of the Month at 2:00 p.m. at Chantry Municipal Office.
Municipal Services Committee (General Governance, Finance, Protection to Persons and Property, Human Resources)
This Committee of the Whole reviews and makes Recommendations regarding General Governance, Finances and Human Resources. This includes Fire Services, Emergency Planning, 911 Emergency related matters, Policing Services, By-Law Enforcement and Property and Building Standards.
This Committee meets on the 4th Monday of the Month at 2:00 p.m. at Chantry Municipal Office.
Council Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Recordings
Council and Municipal Services Committee Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Recordings are located in the following DropBox links. Please note that Meeting Minutes are not available until approved and adopted by Council on the first Monday evening of the following month.
Accountability & Transparency
The Township of Rideau Lakes Council and Staff are committed to maintaining and improving transparency and accountability to our residents.
Accountability takes the form of balancing budgets, limiting any tax increases, reducing our debt and ensuring adequate reserves. We continue to work our current Strategic Plan and seek to deliver municipal services effectively and efficiently.
Transparency improves when we communicate regularly with our citizens. Council and Municipal Services Committee meetings are open to the Public and are audio-recorded so taxpayers can listen to debate and decision-making.