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General News · 3rd January 2012
Strathcona Regional District
BYLAW NO. 121 “Electoral Area ‘I’ (Cortes Island) Zoning Bylaw, 2002,Amendment No. 26”
Date of Public Hearing: Saturday, January 14, 2012
Location of Public Hearing: Gorge Hall, 1375 Robertson Road
Whaletown, BC
Public Hearing to Commence at: 1:00 p.m.

Area Affected by Proposed Bylaw: The subject area is described as unsurveyed Crown foreshore or land covered by water being part of the bed of Gorge Harbour, Sayward District, containing 11.0 hectares, more or less (Land File No. 1411211). Purpose of Proposed Bylaw: The bylaw, if adopted, would rezone the subject area from Access One (AC-1) to Aquaculture Two (AQ-2), to facilitate a shellfish aquaculture operation. In general terms, the AQ-2 zone permits the controlled rearing, cultivation and harvesting of molluscs, crustaceans or marine plants in a specific location on the sea or foreshore where there is no administration of feed or chemical products. Sorting, grading and storage facilities, but no processing, is permitted. The AQ-2 zone also permits public or private moorage, excluding facilities offered for commercial gain or those associated with private yacht, boating or similar recreational clubs.

Copies of the proposed bylaw and related information are available for inspection at the Strathcona Regional District Customer Service Centre, located at #103 – 990 Cedar Street, Campbell River, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, from January 3 to January 13, 2012. The bylaw may also be viewed on the Strathcona Regional District website at www.strathconard.ca.
The public hearing will be held by a delegation of the Strathcona Regional District Board comprising the directors representing Electoral Areas A, B, C and D. Anyone who believes their interests are affected by the proposed bylaw will be given an opportunity to be heard or to file a written submission at the public hearing.

Written submissions from persons who are unable to attend the public hearing may be mailed, delivered by hand or electronically to the Regional District office. Such submissions must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2012 to be considered as part of the public hearing record. The Strathcona Regional District cannot consider any representations made after the close of the public hearing.
B. Reardon, Chief Administrative Officer