Notice of intention to hold a public consultation meeting on April 30, 2015, for the licensing of landscaping/property maintenance contractors and outdoor markets

Thu, 16 Apr 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 9 a.m.
Palermo Room, Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road

Town staff invite interested industry stakeholders to a public consultation meeting to provide comments regarding the intention to include the licensing of the following businesses into the proposed comprehensive licensing by-law:

  • Landscaping/property maintenance contractors (members of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects will not be exempt) – this includes anyone engaged in the business of managing lawns/yards, e.g. erecting fences, seasonal mowing/seeding, snow ploughing/removal
  • Outdoor markets (those operating under a minor variance are exempt until the variance expires) – this includes any temporary outdoor retail operation in which agricultural, food, or art and craft products are sold, and occurs on a regular weekly basis, e.g. farmer’s market, flea market (outdoor markets do not include garden centres).

Changes to the by-law are also proposed to ensure consistenncy in the regulation of driveway paving contractors, pool installation contractors and building renovators. Fence installation contractors are proposed to be licensed as landscaping/property maintenance contractors.

A new comprehensive licensing by-law will be presented to Council for consideration at a future meeting. Notice will be provided online and in the Oakville Beaver. Anyone wishing to speak to this matter at the meeting is invited to do so.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Craig Williams, Acting Supervisor of Licensing and By-law Services
Clerk’s Department
905-845-6601, ext. 3256