Cumberland is holding a Village Hall meeting in July. Record file photo

Cumberland moves Village Hall meeting to July 20

People wanting to attend are asked to pre-register

Cumberland has found an alternate date to hold its Village Hall meeting.

Council had originally scheduled June 1 as the date for the relatively informal meeting where the public can meet to discuss issues of importance to them.

With public gatherings cancelled, particularly those indoors, in the months since the pandemic was declared in mid-March, the Village had little choice.

Recently, members of council posed the idea of holding one in July outdoors, while still observing social distancing guidelines.

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Staff came back with a report on holding a meeting in the summer, proposing Monday, July 20 as the new date for the meeting, starting at 7 p.m.

“What we’re proposing is that people that would like to attend pre-register,” said corporate officer Rachel Parker. “The reason for that is due to the uncertainty around COVID and the current conditions of the day and medical health orders. The second component is the numbers of participants.”

By asking people to pre-register, Village staff can make a decision around location based on the number of people wanting to take part.

The cut-off time to pre-register will be 9 a.m. on the day of the meeting. Parker said the options for locations, depending on the response, include the cultural centre, as long as distancing requirements are met, holding the meeting outdoors or even by videoconferencing. Coun. Sean Sullivan suggested Village Square would be an ideal site.

Council unanimously passed a motion to reschedule the meeting to the July 20 date.

As far as regular council meetings, the Village has been holding them online using Zoom in recent months, having been permitted through a provincial state of emergency order. Staff is looking at acquiring technology that will allow in-person council and committee meetings to be live-streamed when the state of emergency ends.



mike.chouinard@comoxvalleyrecord.com

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