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Town of Cobourg Council Meeting Schedule

Mondays except where shown to account for holidays.  All Council Committee of the Whole and Regular meetings are at 6:00 pm except in July and August.  Closed session meetings are often scheduled at 5:00 pm in advance of the public meetings.

Council Meetings are now held using a hybrid meeting model. Members of Council and anyone making a delegation of presentation will have the choice to participate in-person in Council Chambers or to participate via Zoom. Some members of Staff will be participating via Zoom. In-person attendance in Council Chambers by members of the public is permitted. The public may also view the Council meeting live via the Town of Cobourg live stream.

Access to remote viewing

The system used for the agenda and video streaming is escribe
Access to escribe is at this link

Upcoming meetings are listed first.

When available, access to the Agenda is via links to pdf and HTML versions

During a meeting, a video link is available for streamed video.

After a meeting has been held, on the same page go to Recent meetings, 
On that page, click on Past Meetings then the wanted type of meeting.

Then alongside the wanted meeting, click on video to access the recorded video.
You can also access the pdf agenda and an HTML agenda

Another way to access the recorded video is to click the HTML Agenda instead of video. 

Council Meeting Schedule

There are plans to review governance but the review is slow and unlikely to affect anything until 2024.

Schedule for 2023

Date Time Type
Monday, 25 September 2023 6:00 pm Committee of the Whole
Monday, 2 October 2023 6:00 pm Regular Council
Monday, 16 October 2023 6:00 pm Committee of the Whole
Monday, 23 October 2023 6:00 pm Regular Council
Monday, 6 November 2023 6:00 pm Committee of the Whole
Monday, 13 November 2023 6:00 pm Regular Council
Monday, 27 November 2023 6:00 pm Committee of the Whole
Monday, 4 December 2023 6:00 pm Regular Council

Town of Cobourg Public Meetings

Meetings with participation by Town staff or politicians

There is a page on the Town’s web site that lists all Public Meetings.  Go here. Well, it's supposed to be all meetings but some are missing.

Public Meetings

Public Meeting - 28 August

Two re-zoning applications
A public meeting will be held regarding two Zoning By-law Amendments on Monday, August 28, 2023 at 5 pm in the Council Chambers, 3rd Floor East Wing, Victoria Hall. All interested members of the public are welcome to attend.

A Zoning By-law, is a legally enforceable document that controls the use of land within a community. Using a series of land use zones and labels, it generally spells out:

  • How land and buildings may be used;
  • Where buildings and other structures may be located; and,
  • What restrictions may be related to the development of a specific property.

Application #1. 867, 869 and 879 William Street

One Application is for a Zoning By-Law Amendment for 867, 869 and 879 William Street.
The Zoning by-law Amendment Application proposes to introduce a one to two storey, back-to-back townhouse development consisting of 11 dwelling units and 17 parking spaces. One vehicular access is proposed off William Street. The Town has also received a related Site Plan Control application which is required to implement the technical details of the proposal.

News item on Town web site

Application #2. 149 Elgin Street East

The other application is regarding a Zoning By-Law Amendment for 149 Elgin Street East

The Zoning by-law Amendment Application proposes to introduce automobile sales and service use to facilitate the development of a car dealership on site. A Site Plan Control Application will be required to implement the proposal.

News item on Town web site

For questions or additional information regarding the applications, please contact the Planning and Development Division at 905-372-1005 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



The Town is reviewing its Governance - that is, how the Council will operate and run its meetings.

The public will be consulted on this with a survey and two public meetings

News report with more detail here.

Public Engagement Timeline

Survey put on Engage Cobourg 25 April 2023 – was online until 29 May
Governance Review Open House 17 May 6:30 pm Council Chambers
Survey closed 29 May 2023
Public meeting to present drafts, by-laws, policies and results of public engagement Monday, June 19, 2023,  5:00 pm Council Chambers, Live Streaming provided.
Final version of Governance model presented to Council for Approval 17 July 2023 - did not happen - perhaps August?

Northumberland County Public Meetings

There are no County meetings currently scheduled


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