Public Notices

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  • Everyone is welcome to write to Council about items on Public Hearing agendas by emailing  or by mail.

    Letters and verbal comments to Council about the proposed land use being talked about at public hearings…

    Should…

    Should not…

    Explain your support or opposition and how the proposed use will affect you

    be about people or groups of people

    …use respectful, inclusive language

    ….use abusive, offensive, vulgar, or discriminatory language

    … use language that is honest, accurate and direct

    …use terms that disguise or underplay the true intent of comments

    …focus on facts

    …speculate or make assumptions

     

  • 1. Provide Written Comments

    Written submissions by email, post or dropping off at the mailbox on the north side of City Hall are welcome and encouraged.

    Written comments delivered by 5 pm, three business days before the Public Hearing will be included in the agenda package. Later comments received until the close of the hearing will be distributed on table at the meeting. All comments are published.

    E-mail: 

    Mail:
    Legislative Services Department
    511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9

    Drop off at the mailbox on the north side of City Hall

    2. Speak at the Meeting through Zoom
    Everyone who logs into the electronic meeting may address Council, through computer, smart device, or phone.

    All speakers will have five minutes to speak.

    • Advance registration is highly recommended.
    • The Speakers List will be published on this webpage at 5 p.m.
    • The meeting will be run via a Zoom webinar. 

     

    Register to speak online at: speakers.newwestcity.ca or contact Legislative Services to register to speak, or with questions about the process:

    Phone: 604-527-4523 Legislative Services 
    511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9
    E-mail: 

     

  • There are three ways to participate in the meeting:

    1. Click the Meeting ID button to watch through Zoom or your web browser, by choosing "Join from your browser"
    2. Phone: Call 778-907-2071. Enter the meeting ID 655 9404 5919 followed by #.
    3. Watch the meeting on the City's website

    Note: All Public Hearings, Council Meetings and Council Workshops have the same Meeting ID Number

     

  • Current Public Hearing Items

    Monday, January 31, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Meeting to be held electronically
     

    Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 8306, 2021 for 125 Third Street

    WHAT IS THIS BYLAW ABOUT?
    An application has been received to voluntarily protect the Johnston House, built in 1905, with a Heritage Designation Bylaw. This means any future changes to the exterior of the house would require a heritage permit and further development would require approval from the City. No changes to the property’s zoning nor any development are being considered at this time. 
     
    HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?
    From January 20 to January 31, 2022:

    HOW CAN I BE HEARD? 

    • Written submissions by email, post, or dropping off at the mailbox on the north side of City Hall are welcome and encouraged. 
    • Speak at the meeting by computer, smart device or phone via Zoom: ​
    1. Computer, Smartphone or Tablet: go to www.newwestcity.ca/council#JoinAMeeting, and click or tap the Meeting ID button
    2. Phone: Call 778-907-2071. Enter meeting ID 655 9404 5919, followed by #

     

    Starting at 8:30 am on January 20, 2022, register online at speakers.newwestcity.ca, or contact Legislative Services to comment or register to speak


    Heritage Revitalization Agreement Bylaw No. 8304, 2022 and Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 8305, 2022 for 323 Regina Street

    WHAT ARE THESE BYLAWS ABOUT?
    A Heritage Revitalization Agreement (HRA) is proposed in order to permit a rental infill house which is larger than permitted under the Laneway and Carriage House Program. Three Zoning Bylaw relaxations are proposed: increased density (0.18 FSR) and a reduced side yard setback (0.9 m. / 3 ft.) for the infill house; and a reduced side yard setback (0.6 m. / 2.1 ft.) to allow the heritage house to remain in its current location. In exchange the 1928 house would be legally protected through a Heritage Designation Bylaw.
     
    HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?
    From January 20 to January 31, 2022:
     
    HOW CAN I BE HEARD? 
    • Written submissions by email, post, or dropping off at the mailbox on the north side of City Hall are welcome and encouraged. 
    • Speak at the meeting by computer, smart device or phone via Zoom: 
    1. Computer, Smartphone or Tablet: go to www.newwestcity.ca/council#JoinAMeeting, and click or tap the Meeting ID button
    2. Phone: Call 778-907-2071. Enter meeting ID 655 9404 5919, followed by #

    Starting at 8:30 am on January 20, 2022, register online at speakers.newwestcity.ca, or contact Legislative Services to comment or register to speak