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Cannabis Growth and Production By-law

Notion of a Public Meeting Concerning a Proposed Amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law 287-28-PL

Purpose of the Meeting

Since April 10, 2019, the Township of Brock has had in place an Interim Control By-law regarding Cannabis.  This By-law prohibits the establishment of Cannabis Processing and Production Facilities (CPPFs) in the Township of Brock (with the exception of industrial areas) for a period of one (1) year.  Please note that existing legal growth of Cannabis with permits from Health Canada were exempt from the Interim Control By-law if in operation before April 20, 2019.

Throughout the remainder of 2019, the Township of Brock contracted EcoVue Consulting Planners to undertake a study regarding CPPFs as well as to prepare a draft By-law outlining their recommendation for the Township of Brock to amend our existing Official Plan and Zoning By-law to address Cannabis growth and production (File No. 01-2020-PL).

Now that EcoVue Consulting has completed their report and the draft By-law, we are hosting an Open House in addition to the Statutory Public Meeting (that is required to adopt any new By-law as per The Planning Act) to encourage public input on this issue.

We Would Like Your Input

The new Cannabis By-law will impact all residents in the Township of Brock.  As such, we are offering an additional opportunity for you to ask questions and provide your input. A full schedule table outlining the various steps in the consultation and approval process for this By-law has been provided on the reverse side of this notice.

Notice of Public Meeting

TAKE NOTICE that the Corporation of the Township of Brock will hold a public meeting on the 6th day of April at 6:30 p.m., in the Municipal Administration Building Council Chambers, 1 Cameron Street East, Cannington, to consider a proposed amendment to Zoning By-law No. 287-78-PL, the comprehensive Zoning By-law, in accordance with Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended to incorporate a new By-law regarding the growth and production of Cannabis.

Location of Subject Land

THE SUBJECT LAND is considered to be the entirety of Brock Township.

Purpose of Amendment

THE AMENDMENT, upon approval, serves to enact a By-law regarding the growth and production of Cannabis within the boundaries of the Township of Brock.

Representation (for the Statutory Public Meeting)

ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to this proposed amendment. If you are unable to attend the meeting, written submissions will be received by the undersigned and should also include a request for further notification, if so desired.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of Brock before the by-law is enacted (if approved), the person or public body is NOT entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the Township of Brock to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.

Further, the person or public body may NOT be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

Event Details

Extension of Existing Interim Control By-law

To ensure we properly consult on this new By-law, the existing Interim Control By-law is proposed to be extended to August 30, 2020.  The extension By-law will come forward to Council on February 10, 2020 for discussion and approval.

There will be no public meeting regarding the extension of the Interim Control By-law as there is no statutory requirement, and the extension is necessary to ensure the new By-law regarding Cannabis reflects the comments and input from residents in Brock Township.

Open Houses
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (presentation and Question & Answer at 3pm) AND
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (presentation and Question & Answer at 7:30pm)
Rick MacLeish Memorial Community Centre, 91 Elliot Street Cannington

The Open Houses are being held to gather your input and provide a more informal setting to ask questions and provide feedback.  The feedback gained from the Open Houses will be incorporated into any changes to the draft By-law in advance of the Statutory Public Meeting.  All attendance will be given the opportunity to sign-up for future updates regarding the By-law.

Statutory Public Meeting
Monday, April 6, 2020
6:30 p.m.
Township of Brock Municipal Office (Council Chambers), 1 Cameron St. E, Cannington

The Statutory Public Meeting will be held in accordance with the requirements of The Planning Act.  The proposed By-law will be presented by the Consultant Planner and Staff with an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions through the Chair.  All input gathered through this meeting will again be considered in the final By-law.  All in attendance, or who provide a written request, will be given the opportunity to sign-up for future updates regarding the By-law.

Committee of the Whole
Monday, May 4, 2020
9:30 a.m.
Township of Brock Municipal Office, 1 Cameron St. E, Cannington

The revised By-law and associated report will be on the May 4, 2020 Committee of the Whole agenda.  Should the Committee have questions or require further discussion regarding the proposed by-law, they will be asked and responded to at this meeting.

Council
Monday, May 25, 2020
6:30 p.m.
Township of Brock Municipal Office, 1 Cameron St. E, Cannington

The final By-law will be on the Council agenda at the May 25, 2020 meeting for approval and enactment.  Once approved, the 20-day appeal period for all Zoning By-law Amendments begins.

Information

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the draft By-law Amendment is available for inspection during regular office hours at the Municipal Administration Building. Please reference File No. 01-2020-PL.

Dated at the Corporation of the Township of Brock this 24th day of January, 2020.

Becky Jamieson
Municipal Clerk
Corporation of the Township of Brock
1 Cameron Street East, Box 10
Cannington, Ontario, L0E 1E0
705-432-2355
bjamieson@townshipofbrock.ca

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