OCP2019-01 and ZON2019-04 Public Hearing

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 

The City of Revelstoke’s first public hearing during the COVID-19 pandemic will occur on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at the Revelstoke Community Centre (for Council, staff and individual speakers only). The following bylaws affecting properties located at 1794 & 1836 Hay Road and 1738 Grizzly Lane will be considered:

  • Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2265
  • Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2266

For safety reasons, citizens interested in public hearings are encouraged to watch the live stream and to provide written submissions via email or in the drop box at the entrance to City Hall prior to the close of the public hearing. 

For those who must attend in-person, the format for the public hearings has been adapted to allow participation in accordance with the BC Chief Health Officer’s requirements for physical distancing. Please note that a maximum of 50 people at any one time will be accommodated in-person for public hearings. 

PUBLIC HEARING DOCUMENT REVIEW

Given the current situation with respect to COVID-19, in accordance with recommended Provincial Health guidelines, any person wishing to inspect hard copies of the Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 2265 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 2266 and all relevant background documents are asked to schedule an appointment with Development Services on the following 2020 weekday dates: September 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15 and 16 between the public drop-in hours from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. or review the documents online here. Please email development@revelstoke.ca or call (250) 837-3637 to make an appointment.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - NO DROP-INS PERMITTED

  1. IN-PERSON PARTICIPATION
  2. TELEPHONE PARTICIPATION
  3. WRITTEN PARTICIPATION

How to participate In-Person:

For persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws and want to address Council in-person, pre-registration is required.

To provide adequate participation options and to accommodate Provincial regulations, the Speakers List will be divided into time slots. Staff will begin with two morning time slots (8:00 am - 9:45 am or 10:00 am - 11:45 am) and will adjust as needed depending on the number of requests received.

How to pre-register for the In-Person speakers list:

  • Email publichearings@revelstoke.ca;
  • Give your full name and address;
  • Specify your preferred time slot;
  • Add Public Hearing Speakers List Request OCP2019-01 and ZON2019-04 to the subject line.

A staff person will send a follow up email with your time slot information. The day prior to the Public Hearing, another email will be sent to confirm attendance and request that the online COVID Self Assessment Tool be completed before presenting the following day.

Pre-registration will be open immediately. 

In light of provincial limitations on gatherings, the City respectfully requests that only one person per household or organization attend in person as capacity in the Community Centre is limited due to physical distancing requirements. Despite this request, the City will not restrict more than one person from each household or organization from attending in person.

SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY | CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

Please do not attend in-person if:

  • You have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days;
  • You are in close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19; or
  • You have any of the following symptoms: fever, chills, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, new muscle aches, headache and/or sore throat.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARRIVE

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Outside the Revelstoke Community Centre

When you arrive outside of the Revelstoke Community Centre, staff will request contact information should contract tracing be required at a later date, then will guide you inside the building. Signage and social distancing markers will be clearly identified outside, and entry/exit markers will be identified inside. Accessibility will be maintained, and staff will safely guide persons who may need mobility assistance.