Every so often, Council needs to update, amend, or develop a By-Law to reflect a change in our community or situation. When this happens, there is a process that they must follow.
For a Policy, it's basically the same process as amending a By-Law, except instead of "readings", Council gives "notice". Most policies deal with internal operations, and are not advertised in the municipal newsletter or the website. They are, however, still advertised in the paper. Just as with a By-Law, the process for approving a Policy is
**The only exceptions to this are Planning regulations. All By-Laws and Procedures related to Planning must be approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs before being enacted.
By-Laws and Policies scheduled for amendment
|Proposed Amendment(s)||Status of Approval|
Tax Exemption for Charitable,Non-Profit, Organizations, Municipal Water Utilities and Licensed Day Cares By-Law #74
Amendment to include "Our Health Centre" on Schedule A
September 14, 2017
Second and Final Reading October 12, 2017
|Chester Village Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law (Part 15 SIGNS)||Changes to the regulation of Portable Signs||
Public Information Meeting, October 18, 2017 (8:00 a.m., Council Chambers, 151 King St)
November 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m. (VAAC Meeting)
CPAC Meeting Dec 4, 2017
Council (1st Reading) January (January 11, 2018)
Public Information Meeting #2 January 23, 2018 (7:00 p.m., Council Chambers, 151 King St)
Public Hearing, February 8, 2018 (8:45 a.m., Council Chambers, 151 King Street)
|Chester Village Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law||Prohibit Shipping Containers within the Village Boundary||
Motion to adopt at Public Hearing (2nd Reading) Nov. 16, 2017
Pending Review of Provincial Director of Planning prior to taking effect. An Advertisement will be placed in the Progress Bulletin when the amendment takes effect.
|Chester Village Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law||Allow Off-site Parking as an alternative for properties within the Central Commercial Zone||
Village Area Advisory Committee Meeting - February 2018 (date TBA)