The Council and Committees of the Town of Yarmouth value the opinions and perspectives of our citizens. This includes providing the opportunity for citizens to make presentations to Council and the various advisory committees.
Some points to consider...
- Any citizen may address Council or a committee during a Public Hearing, Public Participation Meeting or on second reading of a by-law.
- Otherwise, in order to arrange to make a presentation, citizens should contact Linda Surette, Executive Assistant, to advise of the matter to be presented.
- The request should indicate the issue that you wish to address.
- The chairperson will determine if and when the presentation will be scheduled.
- Presentations are normally limited to up to10 minutes.
- Your presentation will be recorded.
- Written copies of the presentation are not required; however, they are appreciated.
- You may be asked questions following your presentation.
- There should be one spokesperson if the presentation is on behalf of an organization.
- Some audio/visual equipment is available. Arrangements must be made in advance for the purpose of setting up any presentation equipment.
- Council will not make decisions related to a presentation at the same meeting unless the matter is otherwise on the Council agenda, in which case a decision may be made. This provision does not apply to Advisory Committees' meetings.
We encourage citizens to submit their ideas in writing concerning any item of policy being considered by Council. All correspondence that is addressed to "Mayor and Council" will be circulated to Council and will be placed on a future agenda for consideration.
For more information about presentations to the Town Council, please contact:
Linda Surette, Executive Assistant
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Phone: (902) 742-8565
Fax: (902) 742 - 6244