Cosmetic Pesticide Bylaw

Status Update

At the July monthly Council meeting the draft Cosmetic Pesticide Bylaw received first reading. The bylaw is scheduled to come into effect on January 1st, 2016 and received 2nd reading and adoption at the August 12th meeting of Council.

The Cosmetic Pesticide Bylaw works within the authority provided by the provincial government to municipalities to regulate the application of Non-Domestic Pesticides for the control of landscape pests.

The media release for the Cosmetic Pesticide Bylaw.

The results from the Stratford Resident Survey regarding the use of pesticides on residential properties.

Below you’ll find a few Frequently Asked Questions to assist residents in understanding this new bylaw. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the Town of Stratford at (902) 569-1995 or info@townofstratford.ca.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What does the bylaw cover?

The bylaw applies to the application of non-domestic pesticides for the control of pests on all properties within the Town except golf courses, inside or on buildings or agricultural and forestry land which the Town of Stratford has not been granted the authority to regulate by the Province of PEI. “Non-domestic pesticides” refers to all pesticides applied by a commercial applicator, not those purchased in store and applied by individual home owners.

 

Why doesn’t it include all types of pesticides and applications?

 

Municipalities currently do not have the authority to regulate anything beyond non-domestic pesticides. We have regulated and restricted all of the areas which we currently have the authority to address.

 

Why doesn’t it include golf courses, businesses and other locations?

 

Municipalities currently do not have the authority to regulate pesticide use on other types of properties. We have regulated and restricted all of the areas which we currently have the authority to address.

 

How will it be enforced?

 

Similar to other Stratford bylaws we will enforce through education and by responding to complaints received. Town staff and the bylaw officer will be responsible for educating and responding to complaints.

 

Are there any exceptions? What if there is an infestation an infestation?

 

The current bylaw provides an exception for extreme infestations. These rare incidents would be required to provide proof of the infestation, meet a standard for level of infestation before being granted permission to use pesticides on that area and pay an administration fee.

 

What if I have concerns or feedback; is it final now?

 

Town Council has completed second reading and adoption of the bylaw at its August 12th, 2015 meeting. If you still have feedback you can submit that by contacting any Councillor and/or Robert Hughes, CAO with the Town.

 

 

Cosmetic Pesticide Bylaw

Status Update

At the July monthly Council meeting the draft Cosmetic Pesticide Bylaw received first reading. The bylaw is scheduled to come into effect on January 1st, 2016 and received 2nd reading and adoption at the August 12th meeting of Council.

The Cosmetic Pesticide Bylaw works within the authority provided by the provincial government to municipalities to regulate the application of Non-Domestic Pesticides for the control of landscape pests.

The media release for the Cosmetic Pesticide Bylaw.

The results from the Stratford Resident Survey regarding the use of pesticides on residential properties.

Below you’ll find a few Frequently Asked Questions to assist residents in understanding this new bylaw. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the Town of Stratford at (902) 569-1995 or info@townofstratford.ca.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What does the bylaw cover?

The bylaw applies to the application of non-domestic pesticides for the control of pests on all properties within the Town except golf courses, inside or on buildings or agricultural and forestry land which the Town of Stratford has not been granted the authority to regulate by the Province of PEI. “Non-domestic pesticides” refers to all pesticides applied by a commercial applicator, not those purchased in store and applied by individual home owners.

 

Why doesn’t it include all types of pesticides and applications?

 

Municipalities currently do not have the authority to regulate anything beyond non-domestic pesticides. We have regulated and restricted all of the areas which we currently have the authority to address.

 

Why doesn’t it include golf courses, businesses and other locations?

 

Municipalities currently do not have the authority to regulate pesticide use on other types of properties. We have regulated and restricted all of the areas which we currently have the authority to address.

 

How will it be enforced?

 

Similar to other Stratford bylaws we will enforce through education and by responding to complaints received. Town staff and the bylaw officer will be responsible for educating and responding to complaints.

 

Are there any exceptions? What if there is an infestation an infestation?

 

The current bylaw provides an exception for extreme infestations. These rare incidents would be required to provide proof of the infestation, meet a standard for level of infestation before being granted permission to use pesticides on that area and pay an administration fee.

 

What if I have concerns or feedback; is it final now?

 

Town Council has completed second reading and adoption of the bylaw at its August 12th, 2015 meeting. If you still have feedback you can submit that by contacting any Councillor and/or Robert Hughes, CAO with the Town.

 

 

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