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Table of Contents

1. Cannabis Regulation
2. Short Term Rentals
2. ALC Exclusion Application - Completed


Weed Like to Hear From You!

The use of non-medical cannabis is legal as of October 17, 2018 and Council is asking for your input on regulating its retail sale within the District.

Municipalities may regulate the retail sale of marijuana within the scope of their authority through bylaws. This means that the District may impose restrictions within its zoning bylaw regarding locations of cannabis stores, set terms and conditions for marijuana retail sales operations in its business licensing bylaw, or completely ban retail sales (including public stores) in the community.

Help shape the future of retail cannabis regulation where you live! Check out this background brief to learn more about the jurisdictional responisbilities of all levels of government and other important information about the Cannabis Act, then fill out our survey and have your say. Click here to begin the survey.

Paper versions of the questionnaire are also available at the locations listed below. Completed surveys must be returned to Municipal Hall.

Municipal Hall, 7170 Cheam Avenue
Community Recreation and Cultural Centre, 6660 Pioneer Avenue
Fraser Vallely Regional Library - Agassiz Branch, 7140 Cheam Avenue

Any regulation created from the input received by the community will be subject to additional engagement later this year.

Key Dates:

Community Information Meeting
Please note date change:
November 13 , 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, Municipal Hall
(7170 Cheam Avenue)

Questionnaire Closes
December 15, 2018

Council Review of Community Engagement Results
and Policy Recommendations
January 28, 2019

For more information, please contact Bronwen Verigan, Planner at 604-796-2235 or bverigan@district.kent.bc.ca

Join the Conversation on Short Term Rentals

The District of Kent is exploring options to regulate short-term rentals (STR).

Currently, short-term rentals of less than 28 days are not permitted in any of the District's residential zones (STR do not include bed and breakfast use where the owner is on site during the rental). Despite this fact, the rental of homes on a nightly basis without the property owner on site has grown rapidly in recent years with websites like Airbnb and Vacation Rental By Owner.

Council is looking to the community for input on how the District may regulate short-term rentals that balance the needs of residents, businesses and other stakeholders.

To help shape future District regulations, provide your input via the Short Term Rental Questionnaire below. It is recommended that you read this background brief prior to starting the questionnaire as it provides a good foundation to understanding short-term rentals.

The questionnaire will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Click here to begin the survey.

Paper versions of the questionnaire are also available at the locations listed below. Completed surveys must be returned to Municipal Hall.

Municipal Hall, 7170 Cheam Avenue
Community Recreation and Cultural Centre, 6660 Pioneer Avenue
Fraser Vallely Regional Library - Agassiz Branch, 7140 Cheam Avenue

Any regulation created from the input received by the community will be subject to additional engagement later this year.

Key Dates:

Community Information Meeting
October 15, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friendship Centre, 7272 Morrow Road

Questionnaire Closes
October 26, 2018

Council Review of Community Engagement Results
November 2018

Preparation of Regulation for Phase 2 of Public Consultation
November 2018 - January 2019

For more information, please contact Bronwen Verigan, Planner at 604-796-2235 or bverigan@district.kent.bc.ca




ALC Exclusion Applications

If you have any questions please contact the Director of Development Services, Darcey Kohuch at 604-796-2235 or by email at dkohuch@district.kent.bc.ca.

On February 15, 2017 Council considered ALC exclusion applications for 7076 McDonald Road and 6680 Fooks Road. Council's decision for each application is posted below under their respective addresses.

Thank you to everyone who submitted comment sheets, attended the public open houses and provided feedback for the proposed exclusion of 7076 McDonald Road and 6680 Fooks Road.

Community engagement is an important part of the planning and decision making process. Council and staff appreciate the effort and time people took to provide feedback for these exclusion applications.

District of Kent ALC Exlusion Applications

6680 Fooks Road - Status
Stage 6, Council Review and Decision

On February 15, 2017, Council considered the ALC exclusion application of 6680 Fooks Road but did not support the exclusion. The ALC Application will not be forwarded to the Agricultural Land Commission.

Public Open House - Completed

Comment Sheet

Residential Growth
Residential Reserve

District Presentation
Conceptual Site/Building Design 1
Conceptual Site/Building Design 2

7076 McDonald Road - Status
Stage 6, Council Review and Decision

On February 15, 2017, Council considered the ALR exclusion application for 7076 McDonald Road and supported the exclusion. The ALC Application will be forwarded to the Agricultural Land Commission for consideration.

Public Open House - Completed

Comment Sheet

Residential Growth
Residential Reserve

District Presentation
Gateway Neighbourhood Plan (GNP)
Supplemental to GNP