Mayor & Council
Summerland Council 2014 - 2018
Pictured above left to right: Councillor Erin Carlson, Councillor Toni Boot, Councillor Doug Holmes, Mayor Peter Waterman, Councillor Richard Barkwill, Councillor Erin Trainer, and Councillor Janet Peake.
The District of Summerland is governed by an elected Council comprised of a Mayor and six Councillors. The Local Government Act and Community Charter give Council the authority to establish policies to guide the growth, development and operation of the District and to levy taxes to provide services.
To contact Mayor and Council you can send one letter and it will be distributed to each member of Council. Individual members can be contacted via letter addressed to the Administration Office, Municipal Hall, or via their respective email addresses below or by emailing their assistant email@example.com. Please forward any invites to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To send an email to all of Council, email email@example.com
Meeting with the Mayor or Members of Council and Invites
If you wish to make an appointment to meet with the Mayor or another member of Council individually, contact the Administration Office at 250-404-4042 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Administrative Assistant will set up an appointment at an appropriate time. Please forward invitations to any events to email@example.com.
Regular Council meetings are scheduled on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 pm. Committee of the Whole meetings commence (as needed) at 8:30 am and are also on the second and fourth Monday of the month. The meetings are open to the public and are held in Council Chambers located on the upper floor of the Municipal Hall at 13211 Henry Avenue. This schedule may vary during holiday periods and therefore it is advisable to check with the Administration Department or the calendar to confirm the date for a meeting you may wish to attend. The Agendas and Minutes of Council current and previous Council meetings and public hearings can be found under Agendas and Minutes.
Shaw Cable will broadcast recorded Regular Council meetings on channel 10 at 11:00 am the Wednesday and Friday after each Council meeting. Meetings can also be viewed on our website the day after each meeting.
Appearing Before Council as a Delegation
If you wish to address Council about a particular issue at a Council meeting, please send a written request to the Corporate Officer, Municipal Hall, 13211 Henry Ave., Box 159, Summerland BC V0H 1Z0 or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org Your letter should outline the issue you will be speaking about, and include any information you would like Council to receive regarding the matter. Council has a very limited amount of time and normally only deals with policy issues of broad community concern.
The Corporate Officer will contact you to confirm the date and time of the meeting at which you have been scheduled to appear. If your matter has been added to a Council agenda, you are asked to sit in the audience in the Council Chamber until you are called forward at the appropriate time by the Mayor. When speaking to the Mayor, refer to him/her as Your Worship or as Mayor _____" (the person's surname). Presentations should be short and concise and generally limited to five minutes. If you are planning on using a PowerPoint Presentation please read these helpful guidelines (PDF 110KB).
Making a submission to Council at a Public Hearing
If you wish to comment on a matter that is the subject of a public hearing (for example, a rezoning or Official Community Plan Amendment), you are encouraged to appear before Council and personally present your information. After the introduction of the applicable bylaw and a presentation by the applicant, the Mayor will ask for comments from the public. If you raise your hand when the Mayor asks, you will be invited to come forward and address Council. Please make sure you speak into the microphone at the lectern, and start by giving your name and address for the record. If possible, please limit your remarks to five minutes.
If you are unable to attend the Council meeting in person you are welcome to make a submission by mail via the Administration Office, Municipal Hall, Box 159, Summerland BC V0H 1Z0. In your correspondence, please clearly indicate the address of the property you are writing about. Correspondence received between the time the public hearing is advertised in the local paper, and the date of the hearing, is copied and circulated to Council with their agenda package and becomes public information. When an issue is of concern to a neighbourhood, people of either side of the issue may send a petition to Council, but the best way to make you views known is to attend the hearing in person or to send personal written correspondence.
The remuneration for Summerland's Mayor is $26,000 per year and our Councillor's remuneration is $11,500 per year (one-third is an allowance for expenses and thus non-taxable).
Mayor Peter F.Waterman
Peter worked for the Ministry of Agriculture & Food for 25 years until 1997. He ran his own orchard from 1989-2005. Peter has been a resident of Summerland since 1978 and in 2005 and 2008 he served as a Summerland Councillor. You can email him at email@example.com.
For invites or appointments, please call his assistant at 250-404-4042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org