Public Hearing | Village of Pemberton Zoning Amendment (Marihuana Operations) Bylaw No. 809, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 @ 7pm
NOTE NEW LOCATION: Pemberton & District Community Centre (Room D), 7390 Cottonwood Street
Ways to Have Your Say
Public Hearing: January 31, 2017 at 7pm, Council Chambers (7400 Prospect Street)
Write to Mayor & Council: Address letters to “Mayor and Council” at or before the Public Hearing via email (admin@Pemberton.ca), fax (604.894.6136) or mail/in-person (Corporate & Legislative Services, Village of Pemberton, P.O. Box 100, Pemberton, BC, V0N 2L0)
Please note: Submissions received for the proposed Bylaw before 12:00pm on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 will be included in the Public Hearing information package for Council’s consideration.
What is Zoning Amendment (Marihuana Operations) Bylaw No. 809, 2017 about?
This bylaw proposes to define “Marihuana Operations” in the Village Zoning Bylaw and add “Marihuana Operations” to the list of Prohibited Uses of Land, Buildings and Structures and Water in order to ban the operation of medical marihuana dispensaries within the Village of Pemberton.
What is the significance of the proposed Zoning Amendment (Marihuana Operation) Bylaw No. 809, 2017?
Currently, medical marihuana dispensaries are not lawful in Canada. The Village is aware that the Federal Government is proposing imminent legislative changes that may legalize and regulate the retail sale of medical marihuana. Until this occurs, the Village of Pemberton proposes to prohibit the operation of medical marihuana dispensaries within the Village boundaries. Once the federal government has determined its approach, the use of marihuana operations in Pemberton will be reviewed in more depth as part of the Village’s overall review and update of their Zoning Bylaw, a process which is presently being undertaken and anticipated to be completed by December 31, 2017.
How do I get more information?
A copy of the proposed bylaw and relevant background documents may be inspected at the Village of Pemberton Office, 7400 Prospect Street from Tuesday January 24, 2017 to Tuesday January 31st, 2017 during the office hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday (statutory holidays excluded), and also online at www.pemberton.ca.
The Public Hearing agenda package will also be available on the Village website at www.pemberton.ca with other associated information on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Submissions received after 12:00pm on January 25, 2017 will be presented to Council at the Public Hearing. At the conclusion of the Public Hearing, no further information on this topic can be considered by Council.
Sheena Fraser, Corporate Officer