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October 2014 | 2 Town of Richmond Hill Mayor Regional and Local Councillors Ward Councillors Elected every four years.

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2 October 2014 | 2 Town of Richmond Hill Mayor Regional and Local Councillors Ward Councillors Elected every four years

3 October 2014 | 3 Richmond Hill Responsibilities Stormwater Management Water, Sewers Sidewalks, Streetlights Fire Department Local Roads Snow Cleaning Parks, Recreation, Arenas Events, Culture Libraries Town-Owned Buildings Waste Collection By-Law, Building Permits Parking Services Local Land Use Planning Finance, Tax Collection, Water Billing Environmental Services and Stewardship Natural Heritage, Heritage Emergency Preparedness Economic Development Emergency Planning

4 October 2014 | 4 Richmond Hill Committees Committee of the Whole Council Task Forces Town Council Civic Precinct, Economic Development, People Plan Committees of Council Accessibility Advisory Committee, Committee of Adjustment, Council Compensation Review Committee, Heritage Centre Advisory Committee, Heritage Richmond Hill, Mayor's Endowment for the Arts Application Review Committee, Oak Ridges CC and Park Project Steering Committee, Property Standards Committee, Richmond Hill Public Library Board, Road Watch Committee, Youth Action Committee - Core Committee, Ambassador Group

5 October 2014 | 5 Boards and Committees Volunteer on a municipal board or committee Make recommendations or provide advice to Council Eligibility requirements to join Check with your local municipality for details

6 October 2014 | 6 How Decisions Get Made Staff policy development Committees of Council Committee of the Whole Council Public feedback

7 October 2014 | 7 Delegation – Committee of the Whole Delegation request Related agenda item? NoYes Delegation is included on the agenda to speak to the related agenda item Clerk’s staff discuss request with delegate and advise appropriate Town Staff member of request Yes No Delegation is advised that staff will be preparing a report; delegation is advised when the report is scheduled; delegation will be provided an opportunity to appear before the Committee of the Whole at the time that the report comes forward Delegation is placed on an agenda for the next Committee of the Whole meeting

8 October 2014 | 8 Delegation – Council Meeting Delegation request Related agenda item? NoYes Did the individual speak at the Committee of the Whole meeting about this agenda item? Individual advised to speak at Public Forum session on the evening of the Council meeting Yes No Delegation is permitted to speak to present ‘new information’ only Delegation is included on the agenda to speak to related agenda item

9 October 2014 | 9 Richmond Hill Budget Process Council determines strategy Staff develop a report on revenue, capital and operating requests Budgets reviewed by staff and Council Resident feedback at Budget Committee of the Whole Council approves budgets

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11 October 2014 | 11 Municipal Election Every four years Mayor Regional and Local Councillors Ward Councillors School Trustee (where applicable)

12 October 2014 | 12 Eligibility for Candidates A Canadian citizen At least 18 years of age A resident of the Town of Richmond Hill or the owner or tenant of land, or their spouse Not legally prohibited from voting Not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office School Trustee Council A Canadian citizen At least 18 years of age A resident of the area of jurisdiction of the Board Eligible to be an elector for the School Board Not legally prohibited from voting Not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office A candidate must meet all of the requirements listed below

13 October 2014 | 13 Who can Vote? ● A Canadian citizen ● At least 18 years of age ● A resident of the Town of Richmond Hill, OR a non-resident owner or tenant of land in the Town of Richmond Hill or their spouse ● Not legally prohibited from voting In order to vote you must meet all of the requirements listed below

14 October 2014 | 14 Voter Notification card Voter Notification CardVoters list ● Confirms you are on the voters list ● The card is sent out to persons who are on the voters list before election day with information on where and when to vote ● Being on the voters list makes it easier to vote in elections ● Check if you are on the voters list at

15 October 2014 | 15 Voter Identification Supporting identification that shows your name and address *If your name is on the voters list and you do not have voter identification, you will be required to sign a declaration at the voting location so that you can vote An Ontario driver’s licence An Ontario Health Card (only if it has your name and address) A mortgage, lease or rental agreement An insurance policy A credit card statement A bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV

16 October 2014 | 16 How do I Vote? Arrive at your designated voting location 1.Show your voter notification card to the election staff 2.Show your identification to the election staff 3.Election staff will check to see if you are on the voters’ list Election staff will give you a ballot and instructions on how to fill it out

17 October 2014 | 17 More Information Town of Richmond Hill 225 East Beaver Creek Road Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 3P The Regional Municipality of York Yonge Street Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 6Z


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