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File #: BL-17-048    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Bylaw Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/6/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/11/2017 Final action: 9/11/2017
Title: Bylaw 34/2017 - Urban Beekeeping Presented by: Lenore Mitchell, Senior Planner
Attachments: 1. Urban Beekeeping Bylaw 34/2017 (amendments incorporated), 2. Urban Beekeeping Bylaw 34/2017 (amendments highlighted)
Bylaw 34/2017 - Urban Beekeeping
Presented by: Lenore Mitchell, Senior Planner

That Bylaw 34/2017, Urban Beekeeping Bylaw, as amended, be read a third and final time.


To present Bylaw 34/2017, Urban Beekeeping Bylaw to Council for consideration of third reading.


On September 5, 2017 Council passed the following motion:

That Bylaw 34/2017 be amended by adding the following requirement:

"that written consent is provided from all immediately adjoining neighbours"


At the September 5, 2017 Council meeting, Bylaw 34/2017 received first and second reading. At that meeting, a motion to amend the bylaw was passed (see above):

The intent of the amendment has been incorporated into Bylaw 34/2017.

Administration considered the intent to the amendment and determined the word “immediately” was not required, because the definition of “Adjoining Neighbours” addresses location of neighbours with the words "contiguous to another site".

The full definition for Adjoining Neighbours within Bylaw 34/2017 reads: "Adjoining Neighbours” means a site that is contiguous to another site along a common property line. If the subject site is located on a corner, an adjoining site includes a site that is adjacent across a rear lane, but not across a street.

The new sentence to address Council’s motion is found in Part 2, 5.1 which reads: "Notwithstanding Section 5, at the time of initial application for an Urban Beekeeping Licence, the applicant must submit to the Licensing Authority written permission from all Adjoining Neighbours to install Hive(s) on the property."

One additional change was made under Section 5c; changing the word "City" to "Licensing Authority", because it is the Licensing Authority that will be reviewing the applications.

Report Date: September 11, 2017
Author(s): B. Gaskarth and Lenore Mitchell

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