Notice of Procedural Bylaw Amendment
Section 127 of the Community Charter requires that public notice be given of any amendment to the Procedural Bylaw. Accordingly, this is notice of Council’s intention to amend the Village of Warfield Procedural Bylaw 847 by the adoption of amending Bylaw 904 on September 27, 2021.
VIdeo Council Meetings Notice
The Village of Warfield council meetings are currently being held in electronic/video format in conformance with the Village of Warfield Procedure Bylaw 847 as amended by Bylaw 904, Part 4.(1). To attend a meeting, please contact the Village Office to request the meeting link.
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2022 Regular Council Meetings Schedule
Monday, January 10, 2022
Monday, February 14, 2022
Monday, March 14, 2022
Monday, April 11, 2022
Monday, May 9, 2022
Monday, June 13, 2022
Monday, July 11, 2022
Monday, August 8, 2022
Monday, September 19, 2022
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Monday, November 14, 2022
Monday, December 12, 2022
The Village of Warfield Council Meeting Process
The Village of Warfield Council meets in Chambers at the Village Municipal Building. Members of the public wishing to attend Council meetings may view a copy of the agenda online or view a copy on the public notice board at the Village Office. If a member of the public wishes to be scheduled on the agenda, they may complete a delegation request and provide it to the Village office by the Wednesday prior to the scheduled meeting date.
To find out if the Agenda is available if not online, contact the Village Office at 250-368-8202 on the Friday afternoon preceding the scheduled Council meeting.
For the benefit of members of the public who are unable to attend Council meetings, Minutes of the meetings are posted on the website shortly after the Minutes are approved by Council. Public may request a later meeting time if the topic is of general public interest.
A Public Hearing is a meeting that serves as a forum for members of the public to provide input to Council on all matters relating to land use.
Public Hearings scheduled and advertised as necessary and held in Council Chambers at the Village Office Building. A Public Hearing is made public through a notice that is published in the Trail Times approximately one to two weeks before the Public Hearing.
Delegations and Petitions
A person or organization wishing to be heard by Council may address Council as a delegate.
The following is the procedure for such presentations:
- Any person wishing to present a petition to a regular meeting shall inform the CAO of the:
- subject of the petition; and
- name and residential address of each person who has signed the petition, no later than noon on the Friday immediately preceding the meeting.
- Any delegation wishing to appear at a regular meeting shall inform the CAO of the:
- subject of the delegation; and
- name and residential address of the speaker, no later than Wednesday immediately preceding the meeting.
- The Council shall not receive a petition or delegation unless this section has been complied with unless otherwise resolved by Council.
- Unless the Council otherwise resolves, the maximum number of delegations that will be allowed to make a presentation at one scheduled meeting of Council is three (3) delegations. The maximum time for presentations of a petition or appearance of a delegation before Council is five (5) minutes, excluding questions from Council. Additional time is at the pleasure of Council.
- Delegations invited to attend a regular meeting of Council to provide information or present a report on a specific topic as requested by Council, shall not be restricted to the limitations contained in subsections (2), (3) and (4).
- Council shall not act on a request from a delegation until the next regular meeting, unless consent by unanimous resolution is given to consider the matter.
- This section does not apply to public hearings conducted by Council under the Local Government Act.
Please note that complete copies of bylaws, resolutions, supporting staff reports and other background material are available from the Village of Warfield Corporate Officer.
How to Participate in a Public Hearing
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the current restrictions in British Columbia, members of the public are not permitted to attend Council and Committee meetings or Public Hearings in person. As a result, Council meetings and Public Hearings are now being held electronically using Zoom.
Any person who considers themselves affected by a proposed bylaw and wishes to register an opinion may do so by written submission or by attendance at a virtual hearing.
Forward written submissions for Council consideration to CAO (please note that it is for Public Hearing and ensure your full name and address is included). You may submit your comments in the following ways:
- By dropping it off at the Village Office mail slot;
- By post (555 Schofield Highway, Trail, BC V1R 2G7); or
- By email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Public Hearing noted in the subject line (these will form part of the Public Hearing Minutes)
- Any submissions must be received by 4:00 PM on the Friday before the scheduled Public Hearing.
To attend a Public Hearing virtually by Zoom webinar:
- Click the Zoom meeting link provided in the Public Hearing Notice to join the meeting virtually at the designated meeting time.
- Follow the prompts to download and run Zoom. If required, enter the webinar ID, then click “join the webinar.”
- Register with your first and last name.
- When you connect, your microphone will be muted.
- If you require assistance in learning how to use Zoom, visit their support page at support.zoom.us.
Speaking at a Virtual Public Hearing:
Once Mayor Langman has announced that the Public Hearing is open for public input, please do the following:
- Click the “Raise Hand” icon in the webinar controls. This will notify staff that you have raised your hand and would like to speak.
- When it is your turn to speak, staff will unmute your microphone. Click accept to unmute your microphone. You will not be able to share your video.
- State your name and address, then provide your input.
- You will have up to five minutes to speak.
- After all recognized speakers have been heard, the Mayor will call for any additional speakers. If there are no unheard speakers and you wish to speak for a second time, please click the “raise hand” icon again and wait for staff to unmute your microphone again; you will have an additional 5 minutes.