The Township of Alfred and Plantagenet is considering a reduction of the size of its council.

The municipality was formed on January 1, 1997 when the Township of Alfred, Village of Alfred, the Township of North Plantagenet, and the Village of Plantagenet amalgamated.

Following the 1997 election there were seven councillors representing four wards. In 2016, council voted to eliminate two of the wards, creating Ward 1, comprised of Alfred, Lefaivre and Treadwell, and Ward 2, comprised of Curran, Pendleton, Plantagenet, and Wendover.

The current proposal would not alter the existing Ward structure but would reduce the number of councillors per ward from three each to two each, which would result in a five-member council including the mayor.

Residents of Alfred and Plantagenet are invited to share their opinions on the proposal to reduce the size of council by completing a short survey between July 16 and September 10 using the link on the township’s official Facebook page, or .

For further information, residents may contact township Clerk Annie Rochefort, from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., by e-mail: [email protected] or by phone at 613-673-4797, extension 225.