Policy Statement

The County of Wellington is committed to ensuring that any request for an investigation under Section 239 of the Municipal Act, 2001 as amended (the Act) is dealt with in a fair, open and expeditious manner.

The municipality commits to full co-operation including the provision of all information requested by the Municipal Closed Meeting Investigator (Investigator), either written or through interviews, to assist the Municipal Investigator in his investigations.

The municipality commits to including any report received from the Investigator related to an investigation under the Act, on a public agenda and to considering such report in an open public session of Council or a Standing Committee of Council.

This policy applies to all appointed Boards and sub-committees of the municipality with the exception of the Police Services Board and the Public Library Board.

Wellington County Closed Meeting Investigations Policy.


As of January 1, 2021, the municipality appointed the Ontario Ombudsman as a Municipal Closed Meeting Investigator and has authorized them to conduct investigations upon receipt of a complaint in respect of meetings or part of meetings that are closed to the public to determine compliance with the Act or the Municipal procedure by-law and to report on the results of such investigations. Please see their website on how to file a complaint


October 23, 2012