By-law and Policy Review and Update

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The municipality is completing the first comprehensive review and update of County by-laws and policies since amalgamation in 1998. The Clerk’s Office is leading the process.

The municipality is interested in finding efficiencies and ensuring regulation in a manner that is a good fit for Prince Edward County's size, capacity and social/economic character.

The Clerk's Office undertook an initial review with assistance from the consulting firm Diverse Systems Group. With input from residents and businesses, the review provided recommendations and identified opportunities to improve the quality of decision making, minimize risk for the municipality, and help staff, residents, and businesses better understand and navigate municipal services and operational functions.

County staff are now in the process of incrementally updating all by-laws and policies. During the process, there may be opportunities for the public to offer further input and feedback. See related projects at right.

The municipality is completing the first comprehensive review and update of County by-laws and policies since amalgamation in 1998. The Clerk’s Office is leading the process.

The municipality is interested in finding efficiencies and ensuring regulation in a manner that is a good fit for Prince Edward County's size, capacity and social/economic character.

The Clerk's Office undertook an initial review with assistance from the consulting firm Diverse Systems Group. With input from residents and businesses, the review provided recommendations and identified opportunities to improve the quality of decision making, minimize risk for the municipality, and help staff, residents, and businesses better understand and navigate municipal services and operational functions.

County staff are now in the process of incrementally updating all by-laws and policies. During the process, there may be opportunities for the public to offer further input and feedback. See related projects at right.

  • NOTICE: County begins review of bylaws and policies

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    August 20, 2020

    The municipality is completing a full review of its policies and bylaws.

    This is the first comprehensive review of County bylaws and policies since amalgamation in 1998. The Clerk’s Office is leading the review with the assistance of the consulting firm Diverse Systems Group.

    “We have seen an incredible amount of legislative, social, technological changes over the past 20 years. Now is the time to make sure that the by-laws and polices that guide the work of Council and staff are in the line with the current environment,” says Clerk Catalina Blumenberg.

    A final report is expected to come to Council this fall. It will include a number of recommendations that will focus on ways the municipality can:

    • Improve the quality of decision-making
    • Minimize risk for the municipality
    • Help staff, residents, businesses better understand and navigate municipal

    Residents and businesses can offer their input as part of the review process. Through Have Your Say, the County online engagement tool, the public can:

    • Share their experience with current bylaws and policies
    • Recommend ways the municipality can improve or adjust bylaws and policies
    • Offer feedback on the ways in the which the unique nature of Prince Edward County impacts the delivery of services and governance


    The municipality welcomes your feedback by Friday, August 28. If you have questions or require further information about the review, please contact Catalina Blumenberg at 613.476.2148 extension 1021 or email cblumenberg@pecounty.on.ca.