Public Hearing - Temporary Use Permit Amendments

A public hearing will be held on Monday, October 21 at 7:30 pm at Northwest Community College, 606 Mountainview Square, Council Chambers to consider proposed changes to the Kitimat Municipal Code regarding Temporary Use Permit regulations.

What is it?

Temporary Use Permits allow applicants to conduct land uses that are not otherwise permitted by zoning regulations. Typical uses included home occupation businesses in residential zones and gravel pits on Crown land. Regulations governing the issuing and regulating of temporary use permits are set out in the BC Local Government Act, Kitimat's Official Community Plan, and Kitimat's Municipal Code.

What changes?

The BC Local Government Act has recently changed some of the regulations regarding Temporary Use Permits. District of Kitimat is proposing three changes to the regulations of Temporary Use Permits to bring regulations in line with changes to the BC Local Government Act, and to reduce permit processing time for applicants.

The three changes, in brief, are:

  1. Combine Temporary Commercial Use Permits and Temporary Industrial Use Permits into Temporary Use Permits;
  2. Increase the maximum duration of Temporary Use Permits from two years to three years; and
  3. Streamline the approval process by delegating approving authority to staff.

Need more information?

The bylaw, Council resolution, staff report, and other background material are available for review at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30 am to Noon and 1:00 to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday except Monday October 14. For convenience, the Council Report dated 20 September is available for download. Further inquiries should be directed to Community Planning & Development at 250-632-8910.

How to Provide Comment

Anyone wishing to comment on this issue may provide written comment to Mayor & Council c/o 270 City Centre, V8C 2H7; fax 250-632-4995; or email to dok@kitimat.ca before 8:30 am on October 17, 2013 to be included in the report to Mayor and Council. You may also speak in person, or deliver written comment, at the Public Hearing held Monday, October 21 at 7:30 pm at Northwest Community College, 606 Mountainview Square, Council Chambers.