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File #: BL-17-011    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Bylaw Status: Passed
File created: 1/26/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/3/2017 Final action: 4/3/2017
Title: Bylaw 25/2017 - Business License Bylaw Presented by: Dawn Fedorvich, Acting Manager of Business Retention & Expansion
Attachments: 1. Bylaw 25-2017 - Amendment to Business License Bylaw, 2. Bylaw 43-2000 (with amendments of Bylaw 25-2017 highlighted)
TAMRMS#: B06

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Bylaw 25/2017 - Business License Bylaw
Presented by: Dawn Fedorvich, Acting Manager of Business Retention & Expansion

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RECOMMENDATION(S)
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1. That Bylaw 25/2017, being amendment 17 to Business Bylaw 43/2000, be read a first time.
2. That Council Members provide feedback to Administration on Bylaw 25/2017, provided as an attachment to the April 3, 2017 agenda report entitled "Bylaw 25/2017 - Business License Bylaw" by April 13, 2017.
3. That Administration incorporate feedback received from Council Members into Bylaw 25/2017 and bring back for Council consideration by a date to be determined by Agenda Committee.

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PURPOSE OF REPORT

This report is to request direction from Council to amend Business License Bylaw 43/2000. Bylaws are required to be reviewed regularly to ensure relevancy. Administration is recommending a few minor changes to clarify some of the terminology within the bylaw. Administration is also adding clarity to the status of Farmers’ Market vendors and vendors who are part of a special event and recommending an additional prorated fee.

COUNCIL DIRECTION

None.

BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION

The Business License Bylaw was last updated in 2012 to add regulations for restricted products. Since then, only license fee adjustments have been made as a part of amendments to the Master Rates Bylaw 1/82.

Administration has reviewed the bylaw through the perspective of a new business starting operations in St. Albert. A thorough review of other municipal business license bylaws was also conducted. In addition to minor and clerical amendments, three substantive amendments are being recommended.

Terminology Change

Section 3 for Schedule A in the Business License Bylaw contains the following definitions:
(a) “Resident Business” means a person who
(i) resides in St. Albert and carries on or operates a business in St. Albert,
or
(ii) carries on or operates a business from premises in St. Albert which the...

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