How to Address Council

By writing

You can make your views known to Council by writing to:

City Council
City of Merritt
PO Box 189
2185 Voght Street
Merritt, B.C. V1K 1B8

or email Mayor Linda Brown

Mayor Drop-In Sessions

Drop-In Sessions with Mayor Brown will be held every Wednesday between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., in Council Chambers at City Hall (first floor), 2185 Voght Street. (September 2nd and September 9th, 2020 are currently not available for Drop-In Sessions)

To ensure the safety of all involved, masks will be made available and safe physical distancing practices shall be followed.

Mayor Brown invites interested citizens to stop by and say hello and discuss issues and opportunities for the City, its residents and businesses. If you would like to schedule a particular time to meet with the Mayor at a Drop-In session, please call Corporate Services at City Hall 250-378-8614 or email.

Public Council Meeting

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 Director of Corporate Services at the above address or send an email to Corporate Services.

Please include in your letter or email the reason for your request (i.e. the issue and the resolution you are requesting). The Director of Corporate Services will advise you of which meeting you are scheduled to speak at.

Delegations are limited to ten minutes. If a decision is requested, Council will normally deliberate and make a decision 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 website.