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File #: BL-17-031    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Bylaw Status: Filed
File created: 5/5/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/23/2017 Final action: 5/23/2017
Title: Bylaw 25/2017 Business License Bylaw Amendment - 2nd and 3rd Reading Presented by: Dawn Fedorvich, Economic Development Officer
Attachments: 1. Bylaw 25/2017, Amendment to Bus License Bylaw 43/2000 (with amendments), 2. Business License Bylaw 43/2000 (with amendments incorporated), 3. Business License Bylaw 43/2000 (with amendments highlighted)
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Bylaw 25/2017 Business License Bylaw Amendment - 2nd and 3rd Reading
Presented by: Dawn Fedorvich, Economic Development Officer

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RECOMMENDATION(S)
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1. That Bylaw 25/2017, being amendment #17 to Business Bylaw 43/2000 be amended by deleting it in its entirety and substituting in its place the version of Bylaw 25/2017 provided as an attachemnt to the May 23, 2017 agenda report entitled "Bylaw 25/2017 Business License Bylaw Amendment - 2nd and 3rd Reading".

2. That Bylaw 25/2017, being amendment #17 to Business Bylaw 43/2000 as amended, be read a second time.

3. That Bylaw 25/2017 be read a third and final time.

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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 existing 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

On April 3, 2017 Council provided first reading of Bylaw 25/2017, being amendment #17 to Business Bylaw 43/2000 and provided feedback to Administration.

BACKGROUND AND DISCUSSION

In addition to minor grammatical changes, the proposed amendments to the Bylaw include 3 main elements:
1. Terminology change - Resident/Non-Resident business to In Town/Out of Town business
2. Exemptions for Farmers’ Market and Special Event vendors
3. An additional pro-rated fee starting May 1 along with set terms for the discounts

STAKEHOLDER COMMUNICATIONS OR ENGAGEMENT

Administration received feedback from Council and made changes to help clarify the proposed amendments. As such, Administration is recommending a slight change to how Farmers’ Market and Special Event exemptions are handled. The intent of the new exemption category was not to create an o...

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