Taking into account the present situation related to COVID-19, the Town of Montreal West has decided to adapt the process concerning the request for participating in a referendum pertaining to the second draft of “By-Law consolidating the Zoning By-Law of the Town of Montreal West and modifying various other provisions”. Therefore, the process exposed in the public notice published in the Suburban, on March 18, 2020, and available online on the Town of Montreal West website, will be adapted in order to allow that the consultation of the documents and the requests for participating in a referendum be online.
The following documents are available online:
Any person wishing to request for participating in a referendum must complete Form A (zone concerned) if the concerned provision pertains to the zone where he or she resides and Form B (contiguous zones) if the concerned provision pertains to a zone contiguous to the zone in which he or she resides.
Taking into account the present circumstances, it is not advised to go door to door in order to get signatures. The Town will keep track of the number of requests submitted per provision and will provide this information when asked.
In order to be valid, a request must:
There are two ways in which requests may be submitted:
In addition, in order to be considered an interested person, he or she needs to fulfil the following conditions on March 13, 2020:
For undivided co-owners of an immovable or co-occupants of a place of business, it is necessary that the person be designated by means of a power of attorney signed by the majority of co-owners or co-occupants, as the one entitled to sign the request on their behalf.
For legal persons, it is necessary that it designate among its members, directors or employees, by resolution, someone who, on March 13, 2020, is of full age and Canadian citizen and who is not under curatorship
A referendum pertaining to the concerned provision of the second draft by-law may have to be held if:
All of the provisions of the second draft of the by-law for which no valid request has been received or for which the minimum required number of request have not been made shall be included in a by-law that will not have to be approved by qualified voters.