Downtown Licenses of Occupation
For a pilot three year period, a maximum of ten (10) parking stalls or 20 foot public parking frontage units will be made available within the Heritage Commercial Core Area for such agreements. For clarity, this is a total of ten (10) such units across all agreements in total, not per individual license.
POTENTIAL APPLICANTS SHOULD READ THE POLICY AND FORM CAREFULLY BEFORE MAKING INQUIRIES OR BEGINNING AN APPLICATION.
The Village has no plans to invest in expanded traffic and noise bylaw enforcement at this time, but will monitor the situation. The onus for respecting noise, traffic and parking restrictions in the downtown area (in an area that will likely see reduced public parking spaces through these licenses) is on the business community and its employees. All should be mindful of the following:
a) Business owners and employees should use the publicly available parking area behind the Roman Catholic Church on 5th Street during the high season;
b) Business owners who believe that a noise bylaw exemption is required must apply for one separately – license agreements will require that they respect the Village Noise bylaw restrictions; and
c) Serious bylaw or civil traffic violations should be formally reported to either the Village or RCMP.