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April 22, 2014 -

Notice of Intention to Pass a By-law –
Question on the 2014 Municipal Election Ballot

TAKE NOTICE THAT in accordance with Section 8(1)(b) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, (the Act) the Council of The Corporation of the City of Kingston will be holding a Special Council meeting on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 216 Ontario Street, Kingston, to consider passing a by-law, regarding the placement of the following question on the 2014 Municipal Election Ballot:

Are you in favour of a casino being located in the City of Kingston, excluding the Central Business District (Downtown)?
Yes. No.

If the question is approved, the municipal council would be required to advise the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) that it had consulted with the public and that the public were in favour of a casino being located in Kingston, but not in the Central Business District, and pass and provide the OLG with a resolution supporting the establishment of a casino. If the question was rejected, the municipal council would be required to advise the OLG that the public were not in favour of a casino being located in Kingston and pass and provide the OLG with a resolution that it did not support the establishment of a casino.

Those wishing to address Council, during the public meeting portion of the Council meeting, are asked to register at the welcome table prior to the start of the meeting. Speakers will be chosen in random order. Each speaker will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to address Council and are asked to remain at the podium to answer questions from Council. Written submissions can be submitted to John Bolognone, City Clerk, City of Kingston, 216 Ontario St., Kingston Ontario, K7L 2Z3, or to jbolognone@cityofkingston.ca until Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.

Should Council enact the By-law, a Notice of Passing will be issued on May 6, 2014, with an appeal deadline of May 26, 2014. In accordance with the Act, appeals will be collected by the City Clerk, and forwarded to the Chief Electoral Officer, and a hearing will be held.

Personal information, as defined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and in accordance with MFIPPA. Personal information collected may be used to make a decision on this matter and may form part of meeting agendas or minutes, and therefore may 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 and disclosure of this personal information may be directed to the Corporate Records and Information Officer, Blair Johnson, at 613-546-4291 ext. 1316 or bjohnson@cityofkingston.ca.

FIRST PUBLISHED on Saturday April 19, 2014
John Bolognone, City Clerk

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