You can make your views known to Council by writing to:
City of Merritt
PO Box 189
2185 Voght Street
Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8
Or, if you have views on a particular item scheduled for that evening’s Regular Council agenda, you may participate in the Public Input period. The Public Input period provides for ten minutes for the public to present their views on any item on that evening’s agenda before Council makes a decision. To address Council, simply print your name and the agenda item on the sign up sheet available on the podium immediately prior to the meeting. During the public input period, the Mayor will call your name and ask you to come forward to present your views. Each speaker will be allowed a maximum of two minutes and the topic must be one that is on that evening’s agenda.
If you wish to address Council regarding another topic, you may apply to appear as a delegation to a Council meeting. This is done by writing in advance to the Deputy Clerk at the above address. Please include in your letter the reason for your request (i.e. the issue and the resolution you are requesting). The Deputy Clerk will advise you of which meeting you are scheduled to speak at. Delegations are limited to five minutes, plus time for questions from Council. If a decision is requested, Council will deliberate and provide the resolution at the following regular meeting.
For more information on how Council meetings are conducted, you may read the Council Procedure Bylaw in the Bylaw section on this web site.