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Council is committed to conducting business in a manner that permits public participation at every opportunity. The public is invited to sit in on any of the following meetings of Council. Dates of meetings for 2013 are listed on the 2013 Meeting Schedule [PDF, 1.0MB] and the 2013 Council Meeting Calendar [PDF, 1.0MB].
Agendas and attachments for the current Council meeting will be available the Friday morning preceding the meeting. The minutes will be available the week following the meeting. Minutes are subject to adoption by Municipal Council. Contact the Clerk's Department for official copies of minutes.
|Committee of the Whole||May 6|
|Special Council/Staff Workshop||May 13||Notice [PDF, 1.0MB]
Agenda [PDF, 56KB]
|Closed Council Meeting||May 6||Notice [PDF, 45KB]|
|Audit and Finance Committee Meeting||May 6||Agenda [PDF, 46KB]|
Agendas with Reports
Complete Council and Council Workshop agenda packages will be retained on the website for a minimum of six months.top
Council meetings are broadcast on Shaw TV cable 4 at 2:00 pm on the Saturday following the Council meetings and rebroadcast on the following Monday at 7:00 pm.
2013 Council Meeting Broadcast Dates:
- March 23 (airing of the March 12 Council Meeting; one week delay)
- April 13 and April 15
- April 27 and April 29
- May 18 and May 20
- June 1 and June 3
- June 15 and June 17
- June 29 and July 1
- July 13 and July 15
- July 27 and July 29
- August 31 and September 2
- September 14 and September 16
- September 28 and September 30
- October 12 and October 14
- October 26 and October 28
- November 16 and November 18
- November 30 and December 2
- December 14 and December 15
Please Note: Shaw TV has completed its systems upgrade and customers in Maple Ridge with a digital box connected to their TV can once again receive the local Council meeting broadcast.top
The purpose of the Council Workshop is to review and discuss policies and other items of interest to Council. Although resolutions may be passed at this meeting, the intent is to make a consensus decision to send an item to Council for debate and vote or refer the item back to staff for more information or clarification. Council Workshops are held on the first and third Monday of each month starting at 9:00 am in the Blaney Room at Municipal Hall.
Committee of the Whole
Committee of the Whole is the initial venue for review and debate of issues. No voting takes place on bylaws or resolutions. A decision is made to send an item to Council for debate and vote or to send an item back to staff for more information or clarification. As a rule, Committee of the Whole meets on the first and third Monday of each month starting at 1:00 pm in Council Chambers at Municipal Hall. A Community Forum is held following adjournment of Committee of the Whole. The public has an opportunity during this Forum to speak to Council on any subject, with the exception of Public Hearing bylaws that have not reached a conclusion.
The purpose of a Council meeting is to enact powers given to Council by using bylaws or resolutions. This is the final venue for debate of issues before voting on a bylaw or resolution. As a rule, Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month starting at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at Municipal Hall. A Question Period is held during this meeting where the public may ask questions on any subject, with the exception of Public Hearing bylaws that have not reached a conclusion.
Public Hearings are held to provide the public with an opportunity to convey their views on land use applications, such as zoning amendments, official community plan amendments, and on occasion, development permit applications. Public Hearings, as a rule, are held on the third Tuesday of each month starting at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at Municipal Hall.top