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  • Writer's pictureHannah Sabourin

Registry deadline today for Chelsea master plan referendum

A group of concerned Chelsea citizens are encouraging their neighbours to force a referendum on the municipality’s master plan, approved at the last council meeting.

A social media campaign has been launched on Facebook urging residents to sign an open registry by the Oct. 24 deadline to force a referendum on new subdivision and zoning bylaws that would ultimately guide the next phase of development in Chelsea. The bylaws, together, form Chelsea’s new master plan, which is a road map for growth in the municipality for the next decade — if not more. The last one was passed in 2005.

“595 votes are needed tomorrow,” wrote Tineke Kuijper on Facebook. The Chelsea resident, along with members of the Ward 2 Residents Association, is calling for an extension on the Oct. 24 registry deadline, arguing that residents have not had enough time to understand the scope of the zoning bylaws since council approved the master plan at its last council meeting.

The registry is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m on Oct. 24 at 100 Old Chelsea Road.

For more details on the registry, click here:

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