Methadone Clinics & Dispensaries
The issue of Methadone Clinics and Methadone Pharmacies has been the subject of discussion within the City of Quinte West. Neighbourhood concerns, business interests, community health issues and public policy are all considerations that must be considered and have been researched through this process.
On May 16, 2011, City Council received a report from Staff and Council subsequently passed Interim Control By-law #11-84 which applies to all lands within the municipal boundaries of the City of Quinte West. An Interim Control By-law is a legal mechanism to temporarily control land uses until such time as a study can be prepared and more permanent controls can be considered. In this case, the interim control by-law prohibits the use of land, buildings or structures for the purposes of new methadone clinics and/or methadone dispensaries for a period of one year. The interim control by-law was passed to provide time for municipal staff to complete a study and form a recommendation to municipal council regarding land use issues and regulartions for methadone clinics and methadone dispensaries. The temporary restriction prevents new clinics and dispensaries from establishing within the boundaries of the City of Quinte West until the study is completed. In accordance with Section 38(2) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, as amended, the Interim Control By-law was extended for an additional year and will expire on April 16, 2013.
On August 25, 2011, the Director submitted a report to the Planning Advisory Committee on the subject of methadone clinics and methadone dispensaries. The report provided background on methadone, how methadone is regulated, the community value of methadone treatment, a review of methadone clinics in Quinte West, and an outline of Planning issues associated with methadone clinic uses.
On December 15, 2011, the Planning Advisory Committee hosted a Public Consultation session to seek stakeholder input on proposed amendments to the City's Official Plans and Zoning By-laws relating to methadone clinics and dispensaries. Residents and stakeholders attended the meeting to provide input and receive information related to the proposed amendments to advance policy and regulatory framework that would provide opportunities for the location of methadone clinics and pharmacies in the City of Quinte West.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 @ 6:00 PM
CITY OF QUINTE WEST MUNICIPAL OFFICES,
COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 7 CRESWELL DRIVE, TRENTON WARD
The Planning Advisory Committe for the City of Quinte West will hold a Public Meeting for the purpose of considering Official Plan Amendment #1 to the City of Quinte West Official Plan approved by MMAH on December 19, 2012 which has been appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board and to consider Official Plan Amendment #44 to the City of Quinte West Official Plan approved October 29, 2001 for the purpose of providing policy framework to control land use matters related to Methadone Clinics and Methadone Pharmacies and further to consider a proposed amendment to Zoning By-law #77-3359, as amended for the purpose of amending provisions in the applicable commercial zones to regulate Methadone Clinics and Methadone Pharmacies within the City of Quinte West.
Notice of Applications D09/Q05/13 and D09/Q06/13.
Additional information relating to the proposed Official Plan Amendment(s) and/or Zoning By-law Amendment is available for inspection at the City of Quinte West Municipal Office situated at 7 Creswell Drive in the Trenton Ward during normal office hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
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