Presentations to Council and Priorities Committee
Staff in Legislative and Legal Services prepare the meeting agendas and coordinate public presentations. Call the Legislative Officer at 464-8105 or 780-410-8577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org:
- to register to speak at an Open House during a Priorities Committee meeting
- for information on Council meeting and Priorities Committee meeting procedures
- for dates and times of Council and Priorities Committee meetings
- for inquires regarding the time that an item is scheduled on an agenda
- Dates and times of council meetings are advertised in the local newspaper and are posted on our website.
- The meetings are held in Council Chambers on the main floor of the Community Centre, 2001 Sherwood Drive in Sherwood Park.
- All Council meetings and Priorities Committee meetings are open to the public. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the proceedings.
- The agendas and reports are posted to the County's website the Wednesday prior to each Council meeting, usually by 4:30 p.m. A paper copy is also available at the meeting.
Most public hearings deal with land use planning and development, and are required by the Municipal Government Act. Public hearings enable residents who might be affected by a proposed development to provide direct input to Council's decision. The process also allows the applicants who are proposing the development to address Council and clarify issues that may be raised during the public hearing. Public hearings are held on Tuesdays at either 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. during regular Council meetings. They are advertised in the local newspaper.
We encourage anyone interested in speaking at a Public Hearing to register by emailing LegislativeOfficer@Strathcona.ca or calling 780-464-8105 by 4:00 p.m. the day before the hearing (please provide your full name, the bylaw number, and indicate if you are in favour or opposed). You may also register to speak in person at the public hearing; however, anyone registered prior to the hearing will be heard first. Presentation time is limited to five minutes per speaker. Written submissions are also accepted for Public Hearings and will be distributed to all of Council.
Personal information is being collected under the authority of Section 33 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for purposes of managing and administering the public hearing and to schedule you as a speaker. If you have any questions regarding the collection and use of your personal information, please contact the Legislative Officer at 780-464-8105.
Please note that public hearings, including presentations made by speakers, are recorded. The meetings are made available for viewing on the County’s public website and the names of presenters along with a brief description of their position is included in the minutes. All written submissions for public hearings are made available for public viewing.
The Open House session provides an opportunity for Strathcona County residents, business owners, and other ratepayers to make a presentation to the Committee on a variety of topics within the County’s jurisdiction. Presentations are limited to a maximum of five minutes and presenters may only address the same topic once in a given year.
Anyone wishing to make a presentation, must register before 4:00 pm the day before the Priorities Committee meeting. If you have additional questions or would like to register to speak, please contact Legislative Officer at LegislativeOfficer@strathcona.ca or by phone: 780-464-8105 or 780-410-8577. Finally, please note that the names and topics of speakers for Open House are included in the meeting minutes and as part of the webcast. These documents are available on the County’s public website.
Personal information is being collected under the authority of Section 33 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for purposes of managing and administering the Open House and to schedule you as a speaker. If you have any questions regarding the collection and use of your personal information, please contact the Legislative Officer at 780-464-8105 or 780-410-8577.
The Priorities Committee may hear Public Presentations from individuals, groups, organizations, or external agencies; however, political parties, political representatives, and unions may not provide public presentations. Anyone requesting to make a Public Presentation will make a written request to the Director of Legislative and Legal Services (c/o LegislativeOfficer@strathcona.ca) at least 21 days prior to a Priorities Committee meeting. Requests received less than 21 days before a Priorities Committee meeting will be included on the Agenda for the next available Priorities Committee meeting. Public Presentations may provide special recognition of persons, organizations and events, award presentations, or reports of interest to the County and Committee. Public presentation topics must be relevant to a matter that is within the County's jurisdiction.