DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
UXBRIDGE: Councillors once again delayed pulling the trigger on a revamped firearms by-law for the municipality at council's meeting on the morning of Monday, June 2.
The new by-law was again tabled by councillors until the committee meeting on Monday, June 16, to allow councillors and the public more time to review changes made by township by-law manager Andre Gratton.
"I understand that people are frustrated at this taking as long as it has, but this is a new by-law, and we want to make sure everyone understands this by-law because it won't be opened again for some time," commented Mayor Gerri Lynn O'Connor.
The mayor noted that residents can apply to speak before council at their next committee meeting by registering with the clerks department before Monday, June 9 to ensure all local voices are heard.
"I urge you to address everything you can if you are in support of it or against it," added Mayor O'Connor.
The matter has been debated by council for more than a year, with the main sticking point of the revised firearms by-law being changes to the operating hours at Uxbridge Shooting Sports on Conc. 4.
The chief concern over nearby residents is the noise eminating from the club, which has operated in the same location since 1965.
Copies of the proposed firearms discharge by-law can be viewed by the public at the Clerks Department at Uxbridge Town Hall, located at 51 Toronto St. South.