Public Hearing & Notices

Public Hearing by Conference Call on November 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Posted: Oct 16, 2020

There will be a public hearing held by conference call on November 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm for property described as District Lot 348, Lillooet District, Except Plans 6826, 7474, 8397, 13231, 14672, 16767, 23336, 29167 and KAP53302, and located on Highway 97, Lac La Hache.


Information Package



Public Hearings

1.  Attend the public hearing 

(NOTE: Generally, the public can attend a public hearing in person.  However, during the Provincial State of Emergency, public hearings will be held electronically and physical attendance is not permitted).

  • The Chair will ask if anyone wishes to speak.

  • When it is your turn to speak, begin by stating your name and address clearly for the record.

  • Depending on turn-out at the public hearing, you may be asked by the Chair to limit your comments to 5 minutes until everyone who wishes to speak has had an opportunity to do so.

  • You may speak additional times after everyone has had an opportunity to speak first.

2.  Provide written comments.

  • You can provide written representations at any time until the close of the public hearing.

  • You do not have to attend a public hearing to submit written comments; you can submit your comments in advance to the Regional District.

  • Written comments can be submitted in the following ways:

    • by email to

    • by mail to Suite D, 180 North Third Avenue, Williams Lake, BC  V2G 2A4

    • in person at CRD offices during office hours (use mail slot during office closures)

    • at the public hearing, for in-person public hearings only (there will be a designated area for you to submit your comments)
  • The public hearing is run by the Chair and/or Area Director;

  • The Chair will open the public hearing by making an address and will briefly outline the proposal;

  • The Chair may ask that the applicant present their proposal;

  • The Chair will ask if anyone from the public wishes to speak.  This is an opportunity to state whether you support or are opposed to the bylaw(s) and the reasons why.  The public hearing is not meant as a venue for which to debate the merits of a proposal.

  • You will be asked to follow the protocol provided by the Chair at the start of the meeting.  Typically, you will be asked to:

    • State your name and address first, before you make your comments;

    • Stand at the designated speaker’s area when making your comments;

    • Form a queue behind the speaker’s area to wait for your opportunity to speak;

    • Restrict your speaking time to 5 minutes until everyone who wishes to speak has had an opportunity to do so; and

    • Be respectful of all participants (e.g. no applause or catcalls).

  • The Chair will ask three times if there is anyone who wishes to speak before closing the public hearing.

On May 1, 2020, Ministerial Order M139 under the Emergency Program Act enables local governments to hold a public hearing by means of electronic or other communication facilities.

Until further notice, the CRD will be holding all public hearings electronically in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The date, time, and location of a public hearing will be provided in the public notice for each public hearing. 

The main difference between an in-person public hearing and an electronic public hearing is that an electronic public hearing has no physical location where the public can attend. 

The CRD will be using a teleconference meeting platform, for electronic public hearings and the public can attend by phone to listen or participate in the public hearing. 

Information about the proposal will be provided on the CRD webpage for the proposed bylaw for public inspection.  This will include all the information that would typically be presented in a binder at an in-person public hearing, including public submissions and a copy of the bylaw.

Electronic public hearings will provide the same opportunity for interested parties to have their opinions heard. 

Since there is no physical location of the public hearing, it is highly recommended that written comments are submitted in advance of the public hearing.  We ask that any written submission provided during the public hearing be submitted to

How to participate in a public hearing by teleconference:

  1. dial 778-945-1044 or Toll Free at 1-888-433-2192

  2. when prompted, enter the participant code provided to you by staff to enter the public hearing

  3. when the hearing starts, a roll call will be done to record participant attendance for the public record

  4. press "*4" on your phone’s keypad to indicate to the Chair that you wish to speak. This will “raise your hand” in the hearing. This function will also “lower your hand”.

  5. the public hearing Chair will invite participants with a hand raised to speak in turn.
  • If using a cell phone, please stay in one place where you have a good signal

  • Written comments can always be provided in advance of the public hearing.
  • No new submissions or information will be received by the Board

  • The bylaw will be brought forward for consideration at a future Board meeting.

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