Municipality of the District of Clare
About this survey
The Municipality of the District of Clare has engaged Stantec Consulting Limited to review the size of its municipal council and review the boundaries from which its councillors will be elected. Stantec has prepared the following survey to investigate your views on council size. Its questions should not take more than five minutes to complete.
Your District Council currently has eight members, including a Warden chosen by Council members among themselves after each election to act as their Chair. We would like to know whether you would prefer Clare Council to continue with eight members, be reduced to fewer members, or increased to have more members.
Based on your response to this survey and other input from the public, as well as municipal staff and Council members, Stantec will determine potential council sizes to be considered in the boundary review phase of our work. The results of this survey will be presented at a public meeting to be held at the Clare Veteran's Centre on Tuesday, January 16th, or, in the event of inclement weather, Thursday, January 18th at 7:00 p.m.
After the public meeting and review by Council, Stantec will map the boundaries of potential districts to be represented by Councillors for further review by the public later in January or early February. Following the second public consultation, Stantec will recommend a council size and boundary arrangement to Clare District Council, which may vote to approve the recommendation, modify the recommendation, or develop an alternative recommendation.
The decision of Council will form the basis of an application to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board for approval of the size of Council and related electoral district boundaries. If the application is approved, it will fix the size of council and the boundaries of its electoral districts for Clare’s next municipal election.
For the results of the survey and the consultant's presentation, please chose from the following options: