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Town of Millet to host land use bylaw open house

Informal Town of Millet open house set for Feb. 21

The Town of Millet is taking the first steps in reviewing and updating its land use bylaw; an open house will give residents a chance to be involved and inform council and administration of their thoughts.

The land use bylaw open house will be held Feb. 21 from 3 to 7 p.m. in council chambers.

“We’ve known for a little while, like all bylaws, it needs to be updated,” said CAO Teri Pelletier.

While Canada’s July cannabis legalization is an important area that will need to be reflected in the updated bylaw, Pelletier says it is not the only change needed; some amendments will be easy fixes, such as broader or more inclusive terminology, while other changes will be more complex.

“We figure it’s time, with those big changes, it’s the year to take a comprehensive look at it,” said Pelletier. She explains the town’s land use bylaw must be in line with the future needs of the town.

Town administration and members of council will be in attendance at the open house to be available to speak with residents about any specific questions they may have or more general questions about the process.

“This is really a chance for some of our residents to tell us their vision for what they want to see in town,” said Pelletier.

The land use bylaw is the document council and administration follow to regulate the use of land and land development in town.

Once the open house is held, members of council and town administration will sit down in an informal committee to compile ideas and begin re-writing the document.

Council, at a future Millet town council meeting, will address first reading of the bylaw. Once first reading is passed a public hearing will be held. Pelletier says there is hope of have third reading in place by the summer, however, outside factors and complex legislations will affect that timeline.

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