Draft Public Participation Policy - Citizen Survey and Comment Form

We need your input!


The Town has created a preliminary Draft Public Participation Policy for discussion purposes only.  The intent of the policy is to provide greater clarity around how and when the Town will invite citizen participation in municipal decision-making processes.  This includes the types of circumstances or decisions on which the Town will engage citizens in decision-making processes and the types of approaches the Town will use to involve the public.

The Town engages citizens in a variety of ways to invite input on decision-making processes for a wide range of topics and issues.  Some of the types of public participation opportunities provided to citizens include:

  • Council Advisory Committees (Parks, Culture and Recreation Advisory Committee, Police Advisory Committee, Heritage and Downtown Revitalization Committee and more)
  • Coffee with Council events
  • Online and paper surveys
  • Open Houses
  • Public Hearings
  • The opportunity to address Council during the Public Forum at the start of every Council meeting and more.

To view the preliminary Draft Public Participation Policy, please CLICK HERE.


Citizen Survey and Comment Form


The Town values public participation in its decision-making processes because citizen input contributes to better decisions and policies to better serve the community. As we work toward establishing an approved Public Participation Policy, we are inviting citizens to review the Draft Policy and to answer some questions in online citizen Survey and Comment Form.

To complete the online Citizen Survey and Comment Form, please CLICK HERE.

Once we have gathered citizen input on the preliminary Draft Public Participation Policy, we will review and consider that input as we work toward finalizing an approved policy later this summer.  We will report back to citizens on the new policy once it is approved.  Thank you for your input.