During tonight’s Council meeting, Council reviewed the results of the survey regarding the public interest in amending the land use bylaw to allow for Class A Minors Allowed liquor licenses.
After some discussion, a motion was made by Councillor Jensen to change the Land Use Bylaw to allow “Class A Licensed Allowed Restaurants” as discretionary use within the Town’s commercial district. The motion was defeated by a vote of 1 in favour and 6 against. Councillor Jensen voted in favour of the amendment.
This means that if an application is received by the AGLC for a business to apply for a liquor license within the town, the Town will inform the AGLC that it is not willing to consider the application and that it desires to remain a “community without license.” From that time, no new application can be received by the AGLC for the town for a period of 3-years. However, Council is able to change its position at its discretion at any time. To date, no application has been filed with the AGLC for a liquor license in Raymond.
Council would like to thank the over 900 residents that registered accounts on LetsTalkRaymond and their participation in this conversation. Council will be using this engagement platform in the future to get your opinion on future community initiatives and proposals.
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