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About Council Meetings

This page was last reviewed on March 1, 2021.

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.

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.

2021 Council and Village Hall Meetings

January 11
January 25/COTW

February 8
February 22

March 8
March 22

April 12
April 26/COTW

May 10
May 31

June 14
June 28

July 12
July 26/COTW
August 9

September 7 (Tue)
September 27

October 12 (Tue)
October 25/COTW
Oct 21/28 at 10am: COTW budget

November 22

December 13

COTW = Committee of the Whole

This schedule is subject to change pursuant to the Council Procedure Bylaw.

View the 2021 meeting schedule in PDF format.

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.

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. *Weather-dependent: meeting will held outdoor at location to be determined

2021 Village Hall Meetings

Mar 1 at 10am: Village Hall
June 7 at 7pm: Village Hall*
Oct 4 at 7pm: Village Hall
Nov 15 at 7pm: VH/OH budget

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 Video

Check the Village’s Youtube channel for live streams and recorded meetings.

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 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
Coal Creek Historic Park Advisory Committee
Economic Development Steering Committee
Heritage Committee
Homelessness and Affordable Housing Committee
Wastewater Advisory Committee

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