This page was last reviewed on August 7, 2018.
Regular Council Meetings
Regular meetings are usually held on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at 2675 Dunsmuir Avenue. When a holiday falls on a Monday, the regular meeting takes place on the Tuesday. Council sets its regular meeting schedule each fall for the following year.
2018 Council Meeting Schedule
January 8 and 22
February 13 and 26
March 12 and 26
April 9 and 23
May 14 and 28
June 11 and 25
July 9 and 23
September 4 and 24
November 5: Inaugural Meeting
November 13 and 26
View the complete 2018 Meeting Schedule.
Village Hall Meetings
Council holds Village Hall meetings four times a year. Village Hall meetings are informal and there is usually no specific matters for consideration on the agenda. The purpose of Village Hall meetings is to give residents an opportunity to bring forward matters for discussion with council members.
2018 Village Hall Meeting Schedule
February 19 at 7 pm. 2018 financial plan consultation.
April 3 at 7 pm
June 4 at 7 pm. Weather-dependent, will be held at the Chinatown Pavilion in Coal Creek Historic Park.
December 3 at 7 pm and Budget open house
Special Council Meetings
Special meetings are meetings scheduled outside of the regular meeting schedule. Notice of a special council meeting must be given to the public and all members of council at least 24 hours before the time of the meeting by posting the notice at the Village Office.
Committee of the Whole Meetings
The Committee of the Whole (COTW) is a more informal meeting of all members of council. Council schedules COTW meetings to bring forward specific matters that Council feels may need more discussion by Council members and/or more input from the public. Notice of Committee of the Whole meetings must be given at least 24 hours before the meeting, but usually the meeting is publicized well in advance of the meeting.
In Camera Portion of a Meeting
Under section 90 of the BC Community Charter, municipal councils may meet in closed meeting to discuss certain subject matters, such as personal information, labour relations, law enforcement, land acquisition, and legal advice. These closed meetings are often called In Camera meetings. Council must close a meeting by resolution giving the basis which the meeting or part is to be closed.
Watching a Council Meeting on TV
Council meetings are typically aired on Cable 4 Shaw TV on Thursday at 12:00 pm (noon) and Sunday at 8:00 am in the week that the Council Meeting occurred.
Delegations to Council
An individual or group of people are welcome to request to appear as a delegation before Council at a regular meeting to make a presentation, submit a request for action, register a complaint, or provide updates or information to Council about issues, projects, or programs that fall within the jurisdiction of Council.
A written request must be received at the Village Hall by 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before the meeting. The request should specify the names of the proposed speakers, the topic of discussion, and any action or resolution specifically requested of the Council, and the date of the preferred meeting. Arrangements may be made to have your delegation presented at the next available meeting.
Delegations are limited to 15 minutes, unless a longer period is agreed to by resolution of Council. At the meeting, Council will receive the information and requests. Any Council action, resolution, or decisions will be considered by the Council at a later meeting.Search again