The present Township Council was elected for a four-year term ending in November, 2018. Council is Blandford-Blenheim’s decision-making body and is comprised of an elected Mayor and 4 Councillors. The Mayor, also referred to as Head of Council, and all Councillors are elected Township-wide.
The elected Council represents the public and considers the well-being and interests of Blandford-Blenheim on a range of matters such as roads, fire protection, parks, policing, and recreation facilities.
Council develops and determines which services the municipality provides and carries out the duties of Council under the Municipal Act and other provincial legislation.
Regular meetings of Council are held the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 4:00pm in Council Chambers at the Township Office, located at 47 Wilmot Street South, Drumbo Ontario. Occasionally, special meetings of Council may be called. Notice of special meetings will be posted on the Township website. In the months of July and August, Council meets once a month at a time decided by Council.
Previous Years' Council Agendas and Meetings
Correspondence to Council can be sent to the Township Office, 47 Wilmot Street South, Box 100, Drumbo Ontario N0J 1G0, or e-mailed to email@example.com.
If you have a concern or need a decision of Council on a particular matter, you have the right to appear as a delegation at a meeting with Councillors to discuss your concerns.
If you have a concern about something happening in the Township, contact Township Staff to discuss the issue before registering as a delegation. Some concerns can be addressed by staff without having to go to Council for a decision.
If your issue cannot be resolved by staff, staff can then advise you of the next steps to address your concerns, which may include appearing before Council.
Anyone who wishes to make a presentation to Council is required to make an appointment by contacting the Clerk who will advise of the best date and time to make a presentation. If there are multiple delegates wishing to address an issue, the Clerk may encourage them to select one spokesperson to present their views within the allotted time frame. Any documentation to be presented should be delivered to the Township office one week prior to the meeting for inclusion in the distributed Council package. Please note that correspondence intended for Council is generally received as public information which is subject to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any person submitting correspondence shall advise the Clerk of any confidential items and the general nature of the confidentiality.
Delegations are permitted to speak for 10 minutes, but may extend their speaking time with the permission of Council. As a delegation, you should not speak disrespectfully of any person, use offensive words, speak on any subject other than the subject for which you have received approval, disobey any decision of the Mayor, or enter into cross debate with other delegations, staff, or Members of Council.
The next Municipal Election is happening in October 2018. This information is with respect to the most recent election in October 2014.
Candidate Financial Statements
The Mayor and Council are always receptive to your input and comments, and your attendance at Committee or Council is welcome.
Located in the heartland of South-Western Ontario Blandford-Blenheim offers all of the conveniences of urban living while enjoying the serenity of country life. Our location, and proximity to many large economic centers to Hwy 401 and Hwy 403 make Blandford-Blenheim an ideal place to live, work, and visit.
The Township Office is regularly open Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. The Office is closed during public holidays.
47 Wilmot Street South, Box 100
Drumbo ON, N0J 1G0
Phone: (519) 463-5347
Fax: (519) 463-5881