NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

PROPOSED VILLAGE of CHASE

ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 860-2018

 The Village of Chase Council will be holding a Public Hearing pursuant to Section 464 of the Local Government Act, to consider amendments to the Village of Chase Zoning Bylaw No. 683 consisting of inserting new definitions regarding recreational cannabis:

      That Section 2.1, Definitions, be amended with the following:           

”CANNABIS means a substance included in Schedule II of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act of Canada, 1996 chapter 19, as amended from time to time.

CANNABIS RETAIL means business premises where the principal business is the retail sale of cannabis for consumption off site. Cannabis retail premises are licensed under the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act (BC).

LIQUOR means a substance containing ethyl alcohol as defined in the Liquor Control and Licensing Act of BC 

LIQUOR RETAIL means business premises where the principal business is the retail sale of liquor, wine, beer, and other such alcoholic beverages for consumption off site. Liquor retail premises are licensed under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act of BC.

That the Village of Chase Zoning Bylaw No. 683-2006 be amended by adding “Cannabis Retail” as a permitted use in “C-2, Downtown Commercial”. 

The Council will consider amending the zoning bylaw to include these new or amended definitions.

What is the Zoning Amendment about?

If adopted, Amendment Bylaw No. 860-2018 would amend existing zoning regulations to allow for “Cannabis Retail” sales in the Village’s central business district zoned C-2, Downtown. This amendment establishes zoning (use of land) on all downtown properties to allow standalone cannabis retail stores to locate. The proposed bylaw amendments would also include new or revised definitions and amendments to the general regulations section to reflect the upcoming legalization of cannabis.

If you feel your property interests may be affected by the proposed amendment and you wish to address Village Council on any matters pertaining to this bylaw, please attend the Public Hearing at the Village Office on:

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Your comments/concerns may also be submitted in writing more than 7 days in advance of the meeting by addressing them to the undersigned, or at the public hearing in person, by petition or by attorney. Please know that all submissions may become part of the public record.

Sean O’Flaherty, RPP

Corporate Officer

Village of Chase

Note:  This is the first of two consecutive Public Notices.

Dated this 14 day of September, 2018 at Chase, BC

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