THE CORPORATION OF THE VILLAGE OF MONTROSE
A BYLAW TO AMEND OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN BYLAW #504.
WHEREAS the Council of the Village of Montrose adopted an Official Community Plan in 1997;
AND WHEREAS the Official Community Plan establishes Council’s policies on land use matters;
AND WHEREAS section 878 of the Municipal Act (RS Chapter 323) allows the inclusion of policies relating to social needs, social well-being and social development;
AND WHEREAS the Council has consulted the community and the community has encouraged the Council to incorporate policies relating to the social needs, social well-being and social development of the Village of Montrose in the Official Community Plan;
NOW THEREFORE, the Council of the Village of Montrose, in open meeting assembled, ENACTS AS FOLLOWS:
1. (1) This Bylaw may be cited as the "Official Community Plan Amending Bylaw - Social Policies".
2. (1) Schedule “A” of Bylaw #504 is hereby amended by adding the following sections and subsections:
2.5 SOCIAL OBJECTIVES
With only limited commercial activities and no industry located in the municipality, the community’s public buildings and services play a significant role in sustaining and nurturing the sense of community in Montrose.
Objective 1 - Public Buildings
To preserve and expand the use of existing public buildings in the community.
Objective 2 - Education & Recreation
To support family and community links through the provision of education and recreation services in the community.
Objective 3 - Transportation
To provide a viable alternative to the use of private motor vehicles as a means of transport for work and shopping purposes, and to provide a effective means of transportation for citizens who rely on public transportation.
3.8 POLICIES CONCERNING THE SOCIAL NEEDS, SOCIAL WELL-BEING AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMMUNITY
Policy 1 - Post Office
It is the policy of Council to cooperate with Canada Post, other agencies of government and the private sector to secure the retention of the post office as an essential service in the community.
Policy 2 - School
It is the policy of Council to cooperate with Kootenay-Columbia School District No 20, governments at all levels and their agencies, community organizations and business to secure the retention of the Montrose School and to expand its use as a comprehensive community education and resource centre.
Policy 3 - Recreation
It is the policy of Council to cooperate with the Kootenay-Boundary Regional District, the Beaver Valley communities and Montrose community organizations to define and construct and maintain a new multi-purpose community recreation facility in Montrose to serve the citizens of Montrose and the Beaver Valley communities.
Policy 4 - Transit
It is the policy of Council to cooperate with the Kootenay-Boundary Regional District, B.C. Transit and the private sector to improve, enhance and develop an efficaacious and an effective transit service as an alternate transportation to business and workplace destinations for those citizens of Montrose with independent means of transportation and as a primary means of transportation for those citizens of Montrose wholly dependent on public transportation.
3. (1) If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this Bylaw is for any reason held to be invalid by the decision of any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalid portion shall be severed and the part that is invalid shall not affect the validity of the remainder.
(2) This Bylaw shall come into full force land effect on the final adoption thereof.
READ A FIRST TIME this 15th day of February, 1999
READ A SECOND TIME this 23rd day of March, 1999
PUBLIC HEARING HELD this 4th day of May, 1999
READ A THIRD TIME this 4th day of May, 1999
RECONSIDERED AND FINALLY ADOPTED this 4th day of May, 1999
Mayor Village Clerk
Certified a true copy of Bylaw 541, as adopted.
André Carrel, Village Clerk