A public hearing is an opportunity for members of the public, who believe that they have an interest in a property or are affected by a proposed municipal bylaw, to provide verbal or written comments on an official community plan or zoning bylaw amendment.
A public hearing is convened after first and second readings of a bylaw by Council, and before Council considers third reading of the bylaw.
Currently, public hearings are taking place in person at the Parish Hall (140, 7th Street, Lytton) and online via Zoom.
Public hearing notices
Meetings will be posted here when scheduled.
The Village of Lytton is providing notice of a public hearing and public input opportunity for Bylaw No. 734, 2023 and Bylaw No. 735, 2023. WHEN: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 7 p.m. WHERE: In-person at the Parish Hall located at 140-7th Street, Lytton, BC and via Zoom https://zoom.us/joinZoom Meeting ID: 845 2280 6195Passcode: 921007Dial by your location+1 778 907 2071 Canada The meeting will be live-streamed on the Village of Lytton YouTube channel. PROPOSAL: A public hearing will be held...
The Village of Lytton is providing notice of a public hearing and public input opportunity for Bylaw No. 736, 2023 and Bylaw No. 739, 2023. WHEN: Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 7 p.m. WHERE: In-person at the Parish Hall located at 140-7th Street, Lytton, BCLive Stream at: Village of Lytton - YouTubeZoom Meeting ID: 845 2280 6195Passcode: 921007Dial by your location+1 778 907 2071 Canada PROPOSAL: A public hearing will be held regarding proposed bylaws: ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT NO. 736, 2023 is...
Opportunity to provide public input WHEN: Special Council Meeting, Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at 1 p.m. WHERE: In-person at the Parish Hall located at 140- 7th Street, Lytton, BC or by Zoom, and live-streamed on the Village of Lytton YouTube channel PROPOSAL: Temporary Use Permit to allow operation of a concrete batch plant for a period of three (3) years PROPERTY: Address: 1120 N Trans-Canada HwyLegal Description: Block A of the Southeast ¼ of Section 7 Township 15 Range 26 West of the 6th...
Watch public hearings
Public hearings and public input opportunities will be live-streamed from Zoom on the Village of Lytton’s YouTube channel.
Recordings of public hearings and public input opportunities will be available on the CivicWeb Portal.
Notice of the time and place of each public hearing is placed in two consecutive issues of the local newspaper (Bridge River Lillooet News) and includes information about the general intent of the proposed bylaws and the property address.
The notice is also posted on a notice board at the Temporary Village Office in Boston Bar and is sent to the owners and occupants of properties within Lytton.
After the public hearing
After the public hearing is closed, Council cannot receive new information or correspondence from the public or applicant on the same bylaw.
Council may consider giving third reading to the proposed bylaw at the Council meeting immediately following the public hearing or may direct staff to bring it forward to another meeting.
During third reading of the bylaw, Council will decide whether it wishes to proceed with the bylaw, make changes to the bylaw, or not proceed.
Public Hearing Process Policy 2023-02 includes guidelines to ensure that public hearings are conducted equitably and fairly.
Share your input on the proposed bylaw
There are two ways that you can provide your comments to Council about the bylaw amendment:
- Written submission
- Speaking at a public hearing
1. Written submission
Submit your comments in writing prior to the public hearing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Village of Lytton
PO Box 100
769 S- Trans Canada Hwy
Lytton, BC V0K 1Z0
The deadline for the Village to receive correspondence for the public hearing after first and second readings of the bylaw is noon on the day of the public hearing.
Note: All correspondence submitted by the deadline for the public hearing:
- will be compiled and made available for public review at the public hearing, and
- forms part of the official record, which is available to the public with personal information (address, email, and phone number) redacted.
Public hearing process
At a public hearing:
- The Chair will call the meeting to order and provide the purpose of the public hearing and outline the procedural rules for the conduct of the hearing.
- Village staff will provide a presentation to introduce the proposed bylaw amendment.
- If applicable, the owner/applicant may speak to the application and is limited to 10 minutes.
- The Chair will then invite anyone who believes that their interests will be affected by the proposed bylaw to address Council.
- A speakers list may be used for large public hearings.
- The Chair will only receive submissions that pertain to the bylaw under consideration.
2. Speaking at a public hearing
If you wish to speak at a public hearing, you will be asked to state your name and address.
PowerPoint or other digital or video presentations will not be accepted nor displayed during the public hearing.
There will be three calls for speakers by the Chair.
Speakers will be limited to 5 minutes per call, to a maximum of 3 calls to speak or 15 minutes.
- After all speakers have had an opportunity to speak, a person may speak a second time.
- After all speakers have had an opportunity to speak a second time, a person may speak for a third time.
Village staff or an owner/applicant may provide clarification or respond to questions at the request of the Chair, but a speaker will not debate a point of view with another speaker.
Once all speakers have been heard, the public hearing is closed.
Rules of conduct
Public hearing attendees will follow the rules of conduct included in the most recent Council Procedure Bylaw No. 727, 2023.
To keep ensure a respectful environment for all attendees, do not:
- Applaud or express emotions (whether in favour or in opposition to the bylaw) in response to any comments made by Council, staff or members of the public.
- Use inappropriate language or make outbursts or criticisms aimed at individuals or groups.
Any person guilty of improper conduct will be asked by the Chair to leave.