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Updated: Aug 30, 2022

This blog post is part of my series, Civic Citizens Series on Governance. It aims to help Grey Highlands residents learn how local government works.

This blog series includes the following posts:

This blog post explores Council's resolution (or the action Council asking staff to take).


In the previous post, I discussed the very big topic of public consultation.

Below is a visual reminder of the process this blog series is exploring.

From Report to Resolution: The Resolution
From Report to Resolution: The Resolution

Therefore, be it Resolved: The Resolution

In this example, the original staff Report has gone to Council and on to some sort of public consultation. Once consultation is closed (though this is never really true because you can always pick up the phone or email the municipality), The information received during the consultations are added to a new Report, and this information helps to form the debate.

The Resolution
The Resolution

Council now debates and determines through a Resolution the next steps. If Council simple receives the report, no action is taken and the status quo prevails; however, normally staff is directed to do something.


In the next post (the last in this series on governance, I explore the confirming By-Law.

DISCLAIMER The staff at The Municipality of Grey Highlands are experts in their respective fields. If something here is different than staff's advice, always follow staff's direction. And, then please email me at with what I got wrong. 



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