Participate in Council Meetings

2022 Council Meeting Schedule

Council Procedure Bylaw No.2446

Council meetings are open to all members of the public. Regular Council meetings are typically held the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7:00 pm and Committee of the Whole meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at 4:00 pm.

In addition to regularly scheduled meetings, Council may hold special meetings throughout the year. Please check out our Events Calendar for the most up to date meeting schedule.

Meeting agendas are published on the Friday prior to the scheduled Council meeting. Click here to view Council meeting agendas.

Meeting minutes are available once they have been adopted by Council, typically done in the following meeting. Click here to view Council meeting minutes.

To watch recordings of previous Council meetings, visit our Facebook Live video page.

I WANT TO ATTEND A COUNCIL MEETING

At this time, Council meetings are held electronically and open to the public to attend via Zoom. Meetings may also be viewed via a Facebook live stream from the City of Fernie Facebook page.

How to Participate in a Zoom Council Meeting 

Council Meeting Zoom Link       

Please note, you will not be able to participate in Council meetings using Facebook Live Stream and comments will not be monitored during the video stream. To participate in a Council meeting, you will need to attend the meeting using Zoom.

If you are unable to access a meeting online, members of the public may view the meeting from the Specified Place, currently located at the city’s Operations Facility (1492 Railway Avenue). Attendees may enter the facility via the main entrance doors and are required to sign-in upon arrival. All COVID-19 safety protocols must be followed and attendees must remain quiet during throughout the proceedings unless authorized to speak during the public participation period.  

I WANT TO APPEAR BEFORE COUNCIL

If you or your organization would like to present to Council or Committee of the Whole, please submit a completed Petition and Delegation application two weeks prior to the meeting at which the delegation would like to present. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Application to Appear Before Council 

The presentation topic must deal with a matter that is within the jurisdiction of the City and the Corporate Officer has the right to refuse to place a delegation on the agenda or refer the issue to another body if the topic is not considered to fall within the authority of Council. Please see Section 3.7 Public Participation of Council Procedure Bylaw No. 2446 for further delegation rules and presentation procedures.  

Check here for some helpful tips when appearing before Mayor and Council for your presentation.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact cityhall@fernie.ca.