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null Public meeting – exemption to the retail business holidays act - public notice

February 2, 2016 -

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at 6 p.m. - Council Chambers, City Hall

On Wednesday, March 9, at 6 p.m., Kingston's city council will hold a special council meeting pursuant to the Retail Business Holidays Act (the Act). An application was received from the Board of Management of the Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area (BIA) asking council to consider passing a bylaw to declare the downtown BIA (see Figure 1) a "Tourist Area", as defined by the act, for the purpose of exempting businesses operating in the BIA from restrictions of the act on a year-round basis.

If granted, this exemption would permit retail businesses in the downtown BIA to operate on New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day; in addition to Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day and Thanksgiving Day, which are already exempted from the restrictions of the act in Kingston.

The purpose of the public meeting is to consider the proposed bylaw and to provide any persons who attend the public meeting an opportunity to make representations in respect of the proposed bylaw.

It is proposed that the proceedings of the public meeting and any recommendation(s) will be presented to Kingston's city council for consideration on April 5, 2016.

Anyone who wants further information or who wishes to attend the public meeting and address council on this matter is requested to contact Michelle Doucet, secretary to the deputy clerk, at 613-546-4291, ext. 1212 at mdoucet@cityofkingston.ca before 4 p.m. on March 8.

Notice of Collection

Personal Information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), including (but not limited to), names, addresses, and comments, collected at the Special Council meeting, will be used in accordance with MFIPPA and all other relevant privacy legislation. Personal information will be used by City staff and Kingston's City Council to assist in making a decision on this matter. Personal information collected at the public meeting may form part of meeting agendas and minutes, and therefore will be made available to members of the public at the meetings, through requests, and through the website of the Corporation of the City of Kingston. Questions regarding the collection, use, disclosure, and disposal of the personal information should be directed to the City Clerk's Department, 216 Ontario Street, Kingston, ON, K7L 2Z3.

Dated at Kingston, Ontario
this 2nd day of February, 2016

John Bolognone, City Clerk
City Clerk's Department

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