Elected officials present at the December 10 2018 Regular Council meeting: Mayor Maja Tait, and Councillors Jeff Bateman, Al Beddows, Ebony Logins, Megan McMath, Brenda Parkinson and Tony St-Pierre.
At the December 10 Regular Council meeting, the District of Sooke received council’s approval to proceed with a new Inter-Community Business Licence (Bylaw 702-Inter Community Business Licence Bylaw-2018). This inter-community licencing and regulation would allow mobile businesses to operate throughout participating municipalities on Vancouver Island. Today, the District released their pamphlet on this licence (see below). The cost for this licence is $170 annually.
“Participating Municipality” means the following local governments that have adopted the Inter-Community Business Licence Bylaw and any other municipalities that adopt this bylaw at a later date:
- City of Campbell River
- City of Courtenay
- City of Duncan
- City of Nanaimo
- City of Parksville
- Corporation of the Township of Esquimalt
- District of Lantzville
- District of North Cowichan
- Town of Comox
- Town of Ladysmith
- Town of Lake Cowichan
- Town of Qualicum Beach
- Village of Cumberland
Currently, there exists an inter-municipal business licence that allows mobile businesses to operate in participating CRD municipalities. The inter-community option would provide an even broader range.
Roll-out would be in early 2019 and would include a marketing campaign detailing the benefits. According to the bylaw officer, there are minimal liabilities.
With unanimous support the Inter-Community Business Licence Bylaw No. 702, 2018 was adopted.
— SookeCa (@SookeCa) December 19, 2018
Also covered at the December 10 Regular Council meeting:
- Sooke launches participation with an Island-wide business licencing option
- Controversial “house-keeping” bylaw passes Council scrutiny, public hearing in January
- RCMP report gives overview of criminal activity in Sooke, October and year to date
- Presentation to Sooke Council: People living rough could die while governments decide what to do with them
- Acting mayor schedule for 2019
- Meeting dates for regular Council meetings in 2019 scheduled
- West Coast Road sidewalk to Ed McGregor Park to be funded by the sprinkler fund
- New council pushes “What’s in it for Sooke” when it comes to development
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