Committee of the Whole (COTW)
Council, at its May 28, 2012 Council meeting approved the concept of a Committee of the Whole process that would allow Council to spend more time on the larger issues. This concept enables Council to be more informed on strategic and policy issues and allows Council to discuss matters in a more relaxed atmosphere.
“Committee of the Whole” means a committee established to review strategic and policy issues and make recommendations to Council with regard to these matters and whose membership shall include all members of Council.
Deputations are permitted at a Committee of the Whole meeting and must follow the guidelines set out in the Deputation section of the Chatham-Kent Procedural By-law (Part 7, Section 7.6) .
Committee of the Whole meetings are discussions and motions may be made to amend the recommendations but will be subject to approval at a following Council meeting.
Council, at its November 5, 2012 Council meeting approved the Committee of the Whole process including the Community Development Forums.
“CK Community Development Forums” are an educational session to help achieve Chatham-Kent’s community vision and Council’s directions by providing an open forum to share information on community development issues.