Council Meetings

Meeting agendas

All Regular Council and Committee of the Whole meeting agendas   are made available prior to each meeting.

Schedule

Regular Council and Council Committee of the Whole Meeting Schedule (2019/2020)  

Please check the Event Calendar for meeting dates.

Meeting types

Regular Council meetings

Held on the second and fourth Monday of each month, Regular Council meetings start at 6 p.m. (except as noted). All meetings are open to the public and are held in Council Chambers on the 3rd floor of City Hall at 315 Jespersen Avenue    in Spruce Grove.

Regular Council meetings are when your mayor and council make decisions that set the direction for maintaining a safe and viable community. Those decisions come in the form of resolutions and bylaws which enable Administration to conduct the day-to-day operations of our community. Residents have the opportunity to participate in council meetings through public question and answer periods and by delegation.

Committee of the Whole meetings

Held on the third Monday of each month, Committee of the Whole meetings start at 6 p.m. (except as noted). All meetings are open to the public and are held in Council Chambers on the 3rd floor of City Hall at 315 Jespersen Avenue    in Spruce Grove.

A Committee of the Whole meeting provides the opportunity for council to hold discussions on any matter, determine process, and receive detailed information from administration, delegations or subject matter experts. Committee of the Whole meetings are council research and information sessions that are held in a less formal atmosphere than a Regular Council meeting. The agendas for these meetings do not include public question and answer periods.

All Regular Council and Committee of the Whole meeting agendas   are posted on our website prior to each meeting and draft minutes   and audio podcasts of the meeting are typically posted on our website the day after the meeting. Minutes do not become official until passed by council at the following Regular Council meeting. 

Consent agendas

City Council will transition to the use of Consent Agendas at the Jan. 27, 2020 Regular City Council Meeting.

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A Consent Agenda groups more than one agenda item and their recommended motions into a single agenda item. These grouped agenda items are then approved by one motion, rather than through multiple motions.

A Consent Agenda is a time-saving tool used by Council.  It frees up time for Council to discuss agenda items that require the greatest amount of attention. This means Council's time is focused on items that have the greatest impact on the City and its residents.

  • Minutes from previous Council meetings
  • First reading of a bylaw
  • Confirmation/finalization of a decision already discussed
  • Items discussed at a Committee of the Whole meeting
  • Routine information items and administrative updates
  • Minor updates to organizational documents

No. Members of Council will have the chance to remove items from the consent agenda if they wish to ask questions or discuss and debate the item.

Any member of Council may remove an item from the consent agenda.

Senior management decide what is on the consent agenda. If any member of Council disagrees with items that are on the consent agenda, they may remove those items.

Yes. The majority of mid-sized to large municipalities use a consent agenda. Consent agendas are also used by boards and committees of both private and public organizations.