Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Pesticide Use Bylaw Open House

From: Matthew Laird
To: announce@nwep.ca
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 16:46:46 -0800
Subject: [NWEP] Cosmetic Pesticide Open House
Hello NWEPers,

Please see the following announcement from the City about the Cosmetic Pesticide by-law. We encourage as many of you as possible to come out to the open house and make your voices hear to have this by-law implemented sooner rather then in 2 years as proposed.

There could be an amnesty phase where the by-law is in effect but not enforced. This at least gives a large stick to the city to use if there are any residents using anti-social amounts of pesticides.

Cheers.

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The City of New Westminster is taking steps to reduce the amount of chemicals that enter the natural environment from the use of pesticides. A Pesticide Use bylaw has been drafted and we want to know what you think about it.

Open House
Wednesday February 4 th, 2009
5:00 to 7:30 pm
City Hall (Council Chamber)
511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster

You’re invited to an Open House on February 4, 2009 to review and discuss the draft version of the City’s Pesticide Use Bylaw. We would like your input on this regulation which was developed to reduce the non-essential (cosmetic) use of pesticides within the City of New Westminster. A proposed education approach will also be discussed. Staff will be in attendance to provide information, and to receive your comments and input. For more information, please call the Engineering
Department at 604-527-4592.

A copy of the City’s DRAFT Pesticide Use Bylaw and the report to Council are available for download.

Draft By-law:
http://www.newwestcity.ca/cityhall/engineer/pdf/bylaw_7288.pdf

Report to Council:
http://www.newwestcity.ca/cityhall/engineer/pdf/Pesticide%20Use%20Bylaw%20Report.pdf

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