City Seeks Nominees for Councillor of Countryside District

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City Hall , KingstonThe City of Kingston is now seeking nominees to run for councillor of Countryside District (District 1). The seat was left vacant when former councillor Richard Allen resigned last year.

The municipal byelection for Countryside District, Kingston’s most rural district, will be held on Monday, May 15.

Those interested in pursuing this seat on city council must:

1. Complete forms available in the office of the city clerk at City Hall, 216 Ontario St., including:
– A Nomination Paper
– A Declaration of Qualifications

2. File the nomination along with $100 filing fee (payable by cash, certified cheque, money order, debit or credit card).

The nomination must be signed by the candidate and officially filed:
– During business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays) until Thursday, March 30 or
– Between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Nomination Day – Friday, March 31.


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The City will host an information session for potential candidates and the public from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1 at the Glenburnie Fire Hall, 1485 Unity Rd.

The session will offer an overview of what is involved with being a councillor including details about the City’s governance model, the municipal byelection process, time commitments and remuneration. Please note that the session is not a candidates’ debate forum.

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See a map of Countryside District at this City of Kingston page.

Release source: City of Kingston
PhotoDoug Kerr (cc)