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
September 7 (Tue)
October 12 (Tue)
Oct 21/28 at 10am: COTW budget
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
Homelessness and Affordable Housing Committee
Wastewater Advisory Committee