Jun 28, 2022

Community Connections

The City of Parksville wishes to communicate with residents and businesses and your input is important to us. The many ways you can communicate and stay connected with the City are listed here. Please contact communications@parksville.ca should you have questions or suggestions.

Advertisements
In the form of published advertisements, the City regularly provides public notices and information important to residents. Regulatory notices are published in the PQB News and on our website

City Hall
You are welcome to phone (250 248-6144) or visit City Hall with a question or concern. We are open Monday to Friday,
8 am to 4 pm.

City Reports and Publications
The City's website provides access to such documents as annual reports, financial plans, the City’s Official Community Plan, community profile, and welcome guide.

Coffee with the Mayor
Coffee with the Mayor has been a successful program since first started in 2009. Sessions provide residents with a comfortable and informal forum in which to meet elected officials and discuss any item of interest. Council is appreciative of this opportunity to engage with residents and hear their concerns, comments and suggestions. Please check the website to confirm these dates.

Council Meetings
Meeting schedules, agendas, reports and minutes are made available on the City's website. We encourage residents to attend Council meetings.

Council Meeting Highlights
Highlights briefly describe items of interest to the public and are a summary of meetings of Council. Highlights are posted to the website following the meeting.

Delegations
You may appear as a delegation at a Council meeting. Please contact Amanda Weeks, Corporate Officer for more information.

Events Calendar
Events in our community are listed on the website as supplied by the Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association. City of Parksville meetings are posted to the meeting calendar, accessible from the home page of the website.

Feedback Form
Comments, feedback or suggestions on a City-related topic may be submitted through the Feedback Form.

Information Updates
It's Your City is published monthly in the PQB News with a copy available here. We also offer an enewsletter by subscription with signup at this link.

Mailings
The City mails to residents and businesses three times a year; utilities notices and property tax notice.

Meetings with the Mayor
Residents are welcome to contact the Mayor, either by phone or to meet in person to discuss concerns, issues or suggestions. To book an appointment, contact 250 954-3060.

News Releases
The City regularly provides news releases about City projects and programs. Questions should be directed to communications@parksville.ca. All media inquiries should also be directed to this email.

Public Hearings and Open Houses
Public hearings and open houses provide an opportunity to be part of planning for City initiatives. We encourage you to attend and provide your input. Notice of these events are advertised in the PQB News, City website and social media channels.

Public Input at Council Meetings
There are opportunities to ask questions at a Council meeting. Ten minutes prior to the start of the Council meeting, the Mayor may ask for questions from the public related to subjects on the agenda. A maximum of ten minutes will be allocated with two minutes per speaker.

Public Notices and Construction Advisories
We strive to provide up-to-date info on construction activities around the City. These will be posted to the City website under City Service Notices.

Requests for Service - Online
Residents are encouraged to use our Request for Service online form accessible from the homepage of our website. This tool can be used to report non-emergency operational issues and provides service options and the ability to include a photograph of the issue. Your request for service will be acknowledged and followed up once complete.

Social Media
We encourage residents to follow the City on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Information is frequently posted to these channels.

Webstreaming of Council Meetings
Council meetings held in the Forum are webstreamed and may be viewed live
or archived. The video is linked to the meeting agenda which provides residents with the opportunity to refer to a specific discussion.

What's New
The most recent information added to the City's website is included here - news releases or background information to a subject or issue. This is a good page to refer to on an ongoing basis.

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