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File #: PH-17-022    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/12/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/21/2017 Final action: 8/21/2017
Title: Bylaw 33/2017 - Land Use Bylaw Schedule C-Sign Regulations Presented by: Chelsea Thompson, Development Officer
Attachments: 1. Bylaw 33-2017-amendment to LUB (Schedule C) & Master Rates Bylaw, 2. July07-17 Schedule C Sign Regulations (amendments incorporated), 3. July07-17 Schedule C Sign Regulations (amendments highlighted), 4. July12-17 Part3-Control-Variance (amendments incorporated), 5. July12-17 Part3-Control-Variance (amendments highlighted), 6. Schedule C Highlights - Amendments the LUB Schedule C, 7. July11-17 Sign Issues and Responsibilities, 8. 3 Steps to Public Engagement, 9. Consultation History - Amendments the LUB Schedule C, 10. 2016 Schedule C - Sign Regulations Survey Results, 11. Consultation Comments - Amendments the LUB Schedule C

Bylaw 33/2017 - Land Use Bylaw Schedule C-Sign Regulations
Presented by: Chelsea Thompson, Development Officer


1. That Bylaw 33/2017, being amendment 152 to Land Use Bylaw 9/2005 and amendment 95 to Master Rates Bylaw 1/82, be read a first time.

2. That the Public Hearing on Bylaw 33/2017 be closed.

3. That Bylaw 33/2017 be read a second time.

4. That unanimous consent be given for consideration of third reading of Bylaw 33/2017.

5. That Bylaw 33/2017 be read a third and final time.


The purpose of the report is to outline proposed amendments to Schedule C and Part 3 (Section 3.12 and 3.14) of Land Use Bylaw 9/2005, and to provide proposed regulations for the introduction of residential lawn signs, as per Council direction.


On October 17th, 2016 Council passed the following motion:

“That suggested amendments to the Land Use Bylaw be brought forward to Council to review in order to permit residents to engage in political expression through lawn signs.”


The Schedule C (Sign Regulations) section of Land Use Bylaw 9/2005 was adopted in 2005, and since that time only minor amendments have been undertaken. Recently, the addition of Digital Displays to Schedule C was approved by Council, with an effective date of July 14th, 2017.

Administration is proposing amendments to Schedule C to better address recent trends in the sign industry, support the advertising needs of local businesses, assist the marketing of new development areas, allow opportunity for individual expression, and remedy areas of uncertainty within the existing document.

The scope of the Schedule C review included:

· Reviewing the entire schedule for consistency in terminology and formatting;
· Updating Section C.3 - Definitions to increase clarity and introduce new sign types (e.g. Developer Marketing Fence Sign, Entry Feature Sign, Lawn Sign...

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