It's almost decision time on how the cannabis land use bylaws will fit into the High River Community.

A public hearing is scheduled for the next council meeting on Monday, May 14.

Town planner Sarah Peck says anyone who has an issue, concern or a comment they feel council needs to know about, this is the time to do it.

"The public hearing is on Monday, May 14th at 3 p.m. in council chambers at the Town Office," said Peck." And if people have any questions, comments or concerns, we really hope they will either submit written comments or they can do an oral presentation at the meeting itself."

Written submissions can be mailed or dropped off at the Town Office but they must be in by Friday, May 12 at noon.

To make an oral presentation just show up at the meeting, but anyone with documentation should make at least eight copies of it to hand out to the Councillors.

"Oral presentations are subject to a five minute time limit, but as many people as you want to can make an oral presentation."

Peck adds they are hoping for a good turn out with a wide range of demographics.

"People who support the land use bylaws, people who have some opposition to it, people from the community, people who want to be entrepreneurs in a cannabis related business. We are really hoping to see all demographics represented at the public hearing so we can get the best information possible to help council make their decision at the following meeting."

She adds now is the time to come forward with comments and questions, not after council has made their decision.

Written submissions should be typewritten and must be received in the Town Office to the attention of Legislative Services by noon on Friday, May 11, 2018. They may be emailed to [email protected] or may be mailed or dropped off at the Town Office at:

Town of High River (ATTN: Legislative Services)
309B Macleod Trail SW.
High River, AB, T1V 1Z5

For more information check out the Town of High River Website.


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