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Council Highlights - November 5, 2019

November 6, 2019
Council Highlights

Master Land Use Bylaw Revisions

The City is reviewing its Official Community Plan Bylaw and Zoning Bylaw, and public engagement is key! Public consultation is ongoing throughout the community through November and concludes at the public open house on November 21, 2019 from 4 pm to 8 pm at City Hall Council Chambers.  The public is encouraged to get involved, to be more informed, and to take part in the dialogue around the draft Official Community Plan and the draft Zoning Bylaws.  These Bylaws will shape the future vision of how our community will be developed and what it could look like out to 2030.

Where do I find the draft Official Community Plan Bylaw 1879 and Zoning Bylaw 1880? 

Visit the City’s website at:  www.quesnel.ca/ocp-and-zoning
Visit City Hall Main Reception area to view a hardcopy of these bylaws and corresponding large printed maps also displayed in the reception area.

Where can submit my feedback of these bylaws to City staff?

There will a public Open House from 4 pm to 8 pm, Thursday, November 21, 2019 at City Hall Council Chambers.
Email City staff at:  developmentservices@quesnel.ca

What are the major changes to the draft Official Community Plan and Zoning bylaws?

  • First Nations Collaboration
  • Hazardous Area Development Permit Areas and West Quesnel Land Stability Study Area
  • Floodplain Hazardous Area Development Permit
  • New Housing Opportunities
    • Secondary Suite Dwelling
    • Secondary Dwelling
    • Carriage House Dwelling
  • Urban Agriculture
    • Hobby Beekeeping
    • Backyard Hens
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Fire Smart Policies
  • Commercial Area Development Permits
  • Zones Removed or Changed

Please review the City Staff Report for full details of the major changes listed above.

Intended Timeline for Draft Official Community Plan Bylaw 1879 and Draft Zoning Bylaw 1880

DateActivityDetails
November 5Draft bylaws to Council for consideration, set consultation requirements, and timeline for bylaw approval.Council gave First Reading of draft bylaws, set public consultation, set public open house, set Public Hearing.
November 6-21Draft bylaws out for consultation and review by community stakeholder groups and the public.  Draft bylaws posted on the City’s website and hardcopies at City Hall Main reception area.Link to the draft bylaws to be sent out to various organizations for review and comment and available online.

November 21
 

Community consultation public open house.

4 pm to 8 pm
City Hall Council Chambers

Open house to address questions, comments and concerns from public regarding the proposed new bylaws.

November 26

​6 pm Regular Council Meeting at City Hall Council Chambers

Draft bylaws to Council to consider second reading as amended.

Any recommended amendments from public consultation proposed to Council with second reading as amended.

December 3

Public Hearing

5 pm City Hall Council Chambers

Final opportunity for public comment regarding draft bylaws  

December 17

Draft bylaws to Council to consider final adoption.

6 pm Regular Council Meeting at City Hall Council Chambers

 

Bylaws

1879 – Master Official Community Plan – Set Public Consultation and Public Hearing, First Reading
1880 – Master Zoning – Set Public Consultation and Public Hearing, First Reading

Next Meetings

6 pm – November 19, 2019 – Regular Meeting – Cancelled
6 pm – November 26, 2019 – Regular Meeting

 

 

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