Appearing Before Council

Regular Open Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the Council Chambers of Town Hall and are open to the public. Fill out the application form below.

The first Regular Meeting of the month will begin at 7:00 p.m. and the second Regular Meeting of the month shall begin at 1:15 p.m. Please refer to the Corporate Services Department or the Council portal, as this schedule may be subject to change throughout the year.

All delegations requesting permission to appear before Council or Standing Committee on Finance must submit a written request to the Corporate Services Department to address the members of Council, including a written brief outlining their intended presentation.

Any request to appear before Council or Standing Committee on Finance shall be received, in writing, prior to 1:00 p.m. on the Wednesday preceding the meeting in order to be placed as a new matter on the Council or Committee agenda. The number of delegations on any Council or Committee agenda will be limited to two.

All delegations shall be afforded 15 minutes to make their presentation and shall be restricted to the topic as included on their written submission.

Where a delegation has addressed Council on a particular issue, if a subsequent request is received from the same delegation to address Council on the same issue, and no new significant information is being provided, the Corporate Officer will be granted the authority to not place the item on the Agenda, but will circulate the request under separate cover as an item of general information.

Delegations concerning a bylaw where a Public Hearing has been held will not be permitted.

If you are on the agenda to appear as a delegation at a Council or Standing Committee on Finance meeting, please advise the Corporate Services Department prior to the start of the meeting that you are in attendance, and you will be called upon when it is time to make your presentation to Council.

Delegation Request Form

Type of meeting requested

Note: List of Council meeting dates is available here. The meetings will be held at Town Hall (Council Chambers), 810 9th Avenue South, Golden, BC V0A 1H0

The 1st meeting of the month takes place at 7 p.m. and the 2nd meeting of the month takes place at 1:15 p.m. (Unless otherwise resolved)

Please indicate if your delegation requires electronic/audiovisual equipment

Note: If you require the use of the Town’s audiovisual equipment, you will be required to provide the content of your presentation electronically, to the Corporate Services Department at least 5 business days prior to the meeting.

Delegation requests are subject to approval by the Corporate Officer. Submission of an application does not guarantee that a delegation will be approved to appear before Council, or that the delegation will be scheduled on the requested date. Where the subject matter of a delegation pertains to legal matters, personnel, and/or private property issues, or falls outside Council’s jurisdiction, the Town of Golden reserves the right not to approve such delegations.

Please note that there is a time limit of 15 minutes per delegation during Regular meetings.

I/We acknowledge that only the above-indicated matter will be discussed during the delegation. I/We recognize that the material submitted through this application will become available to the public as part of the application, review and approval process.

This information is collected by the Town of Golden in accordance with Section 124 of the Community Charter and is protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information will be used to facilitate processing this request to appear as a delegation before the Town of Golden Council. Should you have any questions about the collection of this personal information, please contact the Director of Corporate Services & Communications at (250) 344-2271 ext. 235.