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 email@example.com or call (250) 837-3637 to make an appointment.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - NO DROP-INS PERMITTED
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 firstname.lastname@example.org;
- 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.
How to participate by Telephone:
For persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws and want to address Council by telephone, pre-registration is also required.
A Telephone Speakers List will also be maintained to allow for participation over the lunch hour (12:15 pm - 2:00 pm). This may also be adjusted as needed depending on the number of requests received.
How to pre-register for the Telephone speakers list:
- Email email@example.com;
- Give your full name and address;
- Add Public Hearing Telephone Speakers List Request OCP2019-01 and ZON2019-04 to the subject line.
A staff person will send a confirmation email with participation instructions.
Telephone pre-registration will be open immediately.
How to participate through Written Submission:
For persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws and want to address Council in writing.
- Submit comments by mail or place in drop box outside City Hall to the attention of the Corporate Officer, City of Revelstoke, 216 Mackenzie Avenue, PO Box 170, Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0.
- Email comments to the attention of the Corporate Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org with Public Hearing Comment OCP2019-01 and ZON2019-04 in the subject line.
- Written submissions received by 12 noon on September 16th will be added to the Council agenda package for public viewing.
- The Corporate Officer will read any written submissions into the record that are received by the Corporate Officer after 12 noon on September 16th and before the Public Hearing is closed by the Mayor.
- No letter, report or representation from the public will be received by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Please note that all submissions must include a name and address and will form part of the public record.
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
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.
Inside the Revelstoke Community Centre
Inside the Revelstoke Community Centre is where the chairs for patrons, including media, will be provided for those to wait to speak to Council. Staff will assign a speaker number to everyone listed on the Speakers List and escort them to their seat.
Attendees MUST sanitize their hands before arrival and maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet at all times. While it is not mandatory, it is recommended that you wear a mask while attending the Public Hearing.
Mayor Sulz will call the Public Hearing to order at 8:00 am and outline the legislative process for conducting a Public Hearing. Following a Staff introduction, the applicant will present, and then the Mayor will ask those in attendance to speak, following this process:
- When your number is called, please approach the podium;
- Please provide Council with your name and street address;
- Each speaker is asked to restrict their comments to 3 minutes;
- After you speak, please return to your original seat or exit the building.
Once all attendees on the Speakers List have spoken:
- The Mayor will call for comments a second time. Should you have comments that were not stated previously, please raise your number and you will be called to the podium a second time.
- The Mayor will call for comments a third time. Should you have comments that were not stated previously, please raise your number and you will be called to the podium a third time.
- The Public Hearing will continue until all individuals listed on the Speakers List have had a chance to be heard, then the Mayor will close the Public Hearing.
The Mayor will close the public hearing as per legislative requirements. No decisions will be made at the public hearing. The entire proceedings will be considered by Council at the September 22, 2020 Regular Council Meeting. No new information can be submitted to Council after the Mayor closes the public hearing.
Please note that some elements of the process may be adjusted upon arrival. Please give us feedback after this first public hearing so that we can work together to enhance our processes as we move forward! We would be grateful if you’d take a moment to submit your feedback about the public hearing process to email@example.com.
The bylaw and all supporting information including public comment, and public engagement results prior to notification, will be available for public inspection up to and including the day of the Public Hearing online at www.revelstoke.ca/hayroad