64. The council of the regional county municipality may, by by-law, exercise its powers under section 62 or under the first paragraph of section 63.
It may also, by the same by-law, prescribe special rules in the matters of zoning, subdivision or building and of issuance of permits and certificates. For that purpose, the third paragraph of section 62 and sections 113, 115, 116 and 118 to 122 apply, with the necessary modifications.
Notwithstanding subparagraph a of subparagraph 1 of the second paragraph of section 62, the council may avail itself, as regards an agricultural zone established under the Act respecting the preservation of agricultural land and agricultural activities (chapter P-41.1), of any of the powers provided for in subparagraphs 3, 4, 4.1 and 5 of the second paragraph of section 113. In such a case, as soon as a notice of motion is given prior to the adoption of the by-law, the secretary-treasurer shall send the Minister, by recommended or certified mail, a copy of the notice, of the minutes in which it is mentioned or, where applicable, of the notice referred to in the fourth paragraph of article 445 of the Municipal Code of Québec (chapter C-27.1).
The council may make the designation provided for in the second paragraph of section 63. The officer designated shall be charged with issuing any permit required for the lifting of a prohibition and any permit or certificate required pursuant to the by-law under the second paragraph of this section.
As soon as practicable after the adoption of the by-law, the secretary-treasurer shall transmit a certified copy of the by-law and of the resolution by which it was adopted to the Minister and to every municipality whose territory is comprised in that of the regional county municipality.
The Minister shall give notice in writing to the regional county municipality of the date on which he received the copy.
1979, c. 51, s. 64; 1982, c. 2, s. 60; 1982, c. 63, s. 81; 1993, c. 3, s. 34; 1996, c. 25, s. 26; 1997, c. 93, s. 9; 2001, c. 35, s. 24; 2002, c. 37, s. 14; 2004, c. 20, s. 4.