Public Hearings

In most circumstances, The Local Government Act requires that a Public Hearing be held before Council considers third reading and adoption of a Zoning Bylaw or an Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw or amendment. (Unless, as permitted under the Act, the Zoning Bylaw is consistent with the OCP and Council has waived holding a hearing.)

At least 10 days prior to a Public Hearing, the Village of Valemount will send a notice to property owners and occupiers within 100 meters of the subject property, and publish a notice in two consecutive editions of the local newspaper.

At the Public Hearing, all persons who consider their interest in property affected by a proposed Zoning or OCP Bylaw amendment will be given a reasonable opportunity to present their views to Council.

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Public Submissions

At the Public Hearing, all persons who consider their interest in property affected will be given an opportunity to be heard.

You may provide comments in the following ways: 


Verbal comments


Give a verbal presentation at the Public Hearing

How to provide verbal comments:

• During the Public Submissions portion of the Public Hearing the Chair will call for comments from the public.
• Any member of the public may stand up and make a comment
• Comments must be made at the podium
• Begin by stating your name and area of residence
• Ensure that your comments are restricted to the item at hand.

Starting January 11, 2022, Public Hearings will also be live streamed on the "Villa Valemount" YouTube channel.  During the Public Submissions portion of the Public Hearing, when the Chair calls for comments from the public, they can be provided via the chat function of the YouTube Live Stream during the Public Hearing.  See "Electronic Participation" below.

Written submissions


Provide a written submission by mail; 
  • Provide a written submission by email (all email submissions must be sent to publichearing@valemount.ca); or 
  • Drop off your written feedback to the Village Office. 

Written submissions will only be accepted up 12:00 pm the day of the Public Hearing. 

Electronic Participation

Due to capacity limits within Council Chambers, the Village asks that you consider watching and participating in Public Hearings via electronic means for the time being.  You may participate in the following ways:

  • To watch the Public Hearing and Council meeting, no account is required, simply visit the Villa Valemount YouTube Channel during the Public Hearing.
  • To submit a comment during the Public Hearing through YouTube, use the chat function below the video live stream. You will need an account in order to comment.