Amendments to By-Laws and Policies

Every so often, Council needs to update, amend, or develop a By-Law to reflect a change in our community or situation. When this happens, there is a process that they must follow.

For a Policy, it's basically the same process as amending a By-Law, except instead of "readings", Council gives "notice". Most policies deal with internal operations, and are not advertised in the municipal newsletter or the website. They are, however, still advertised in the paper. Just as with a By-Law, the process for approving a Policy is

**The only exceptions to this are Planning regulations. All By-Laws and Procedures related to Planning must be approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs before being enacted.


By-Laws and Policies scheduled for amendment

Policy Title

Proposed Amendment(s) Status of Approval

Tax Exemption for Charitable,Non-Profit,  Organizations, Municipal Water Utilities and Licensed Day Cares By-Law #74

Amendment to include "Our Health Centre" on Schedule A

September 14, 2017

Second and Final Reading October 12, 2017

Chester Village Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law (Part 15 SIGNS) Changes to the regulation of Portable Signs

Public Information Meeting, October 18, 2017 (8:00 a.m., Council Chambers, 151 King St)

November 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m. (VAAC Meeting)

CPAC Meeting Dec 4, 2017

Council (1st Reading) January (Date TBD)

Chester Village Secondary Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law Prohibit Shipping Containers within the Village Boundary

Motion to adopt at Public Hearing (2nd Reading) Nov. 16, 2017

Pending Review of Provincial Director of Planning prior to taking effect. An Advertisement will be placed in the Progress Bulletin when the amendment takes effect.


Copies of the By-Law can be reviewed at the Municipal Office between 8:30am and 4:30pm or download a copy by clicking here. Call the Municipal Clerk at 902-275-3554 for information or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.