Final Did You Know Council Procedure

High River Public Hearings

Public hearings offer High River citizens the opportunity to voice their concerns to Town Council regarding local projects and proposals.

Public Hearing Overview

Public hearings offer residents of the Town of High River the chance to speak in front of Council about projects and proposals that affect them. These hearings, mandated by the Municipal Government Act, occur during the amendment or adoption of statutory plans and bylaws.

  • The public and other stakeholders can participate in the public hearing process by speaking in person during the public hearing or by providing written comments on the subject matter.
  • Written correspondence must be received by the Town of High River 7 days before the public hearing. Any correspondence received after the public hearing cannot be considered by Council, so it is important that concerned parties participate in the scheduled public hearing.
  • Those who choose to speak during the public hearing are given up to 5 minutes to speak (this does not include the time it takes to answer questions from Council).

View the Council Procedure Bylaw

How to Participate in a Public Hearing

Once the Council sets a hearing date, residents can submit comments before the hearing adjourns.

  • To speak to Council at a Virtual public hearing, you must complete the Request to Speak at a Council Meeting form.
  • For in-person Public hearings, you may identify your desire to speak at the meeting. To ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to speak, presentation time is limited to five minutes.
  • Anyone may speak during a Public hearing provided they comply with the processes established by Council.
  • Council may ask questions of the people who are present.

    Request to Speak online form.

    Public Hearing Governance

    Public hearings are formal proceedings that follow rules set out by provincial and local legislation. The date and time of a public hearing are set by Council motions and advertised in accordance with the Municipal Government Act.

    We're here to help, contact us!
    Icon of a map marker pin

    309B Macleod Trail S.W., High River, Alberta

    Icon of a clock

    Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm (Closed on statutory holidays)

    Icon of an e-mail 'at' symbol

    Icon of an phone


    Media Requests:
    Icon of an phone


    Report a Concern