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About Council Meetings

This page was last reviewed on March 8, 2024.

The powers, duties and functions of a municipality are to be exercised and performed by its elected council, which is a municipality’s governing body. Find out more about Cumberland Council.

View the Council Procedure Bylaw.

Watching a Meeting Live Stream Video

Check the Village’s Youtube channel for live streams and recorded Council and Committee of the Whole meetings. Advisory committee meetings and Village Hall meetings are not live streamed.

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 or the following Monday. Council sets its regular meeting schedule each fall for the following year.

2024 Council Meeting Schedule

View the 2024 meeting schedule in PDF format.

January 8
January 22

February 12
February 26

March 11
March 25

April 8
April 22

May 13
May 27

June 10
June 24

July 8
July 24

September 9

October 1
October 28

November 12
November 25

December 9

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 on the meeting agendas and minutes page and 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. 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.

Village Hall Meetings

Council holds Village Hall meetings three or four times a year. Village Hall meetings are informal and residents have the opportunity to bring forward matters for discussion with council members.

March 4 at 7 p.m.
June 3 at 7 p.m.*
November 4 at 7 p.m.

*This meeting will be held outdoors weather permitting, or in the Council Chamber is weather is inclement.

Village Roundtable Meetings

The purpose of Roundtable meetings is to provide an informal forum for community members and Council members to discuss topics related to the wellbeing, quality of life and economic health of the community. Discussions will not result in any recommendations to Council nor be presented to Council or staff for action. View the Roundtable terms of reference.

Closed 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 sometimes called In Camera meetings. Council must close a meeting by resolution giving the basis which the meeting or part is to be closed.

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 via email to info@nullcumberland.ca must be received at the Village Hall by 4:30 p.m. on the Tuesday before the meeting requested. The request should specify

  • the names of the proposed speakers,
  • the topic of discussion,
  • 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.

Committees of Council

Accessibility and Inclusion Committee
Advisory Planning Commission
Heritage Committee
Homelessness and Affordable Housing Committee

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