48. Every local municipality may pass by-laws
(1) fixing the distance within which off-highway vehicles may not be operated pursuant to section 12; and
(2) in the places it determines on lands of the municipality used for public utility, determining the speed, prohibiting off-highway vehicles or restricting the operation of them to certain types of vehicles or to certain periods of time and, in the latter cases, determining special operating conditions.
Before passing a by-law under subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph, a public meeting on the proposed by-law must be held to hear concerned citizens, get their written observations and answer their questions. The municipality accepts written observations up to the 15th day following the meeting.
The meeting is held by a committee chaired by the mayor of the municipality and consisting of at least two other council members designated by the mayor. Not later than the 15th day before the meeting, the clerk or the secretary-treasurer of the municipality shall publish, in accordance with the Act governing the municipality, a notice of the date, time, place and purpose of the meeting.
A copy of any by-law made under subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph must, within 15 days after being passed, be sent to the Minister. The Minister may disallow all or part of the by-law at any time. In such a case, the by-law or part of the by-law that has been disallowed ceases to have effect on the date a notice of disallowance is published in the Gazette officielle du Québec or on any later date specified in the notice. The Minister notifies the municipality of his decision as soon as possible.
1996, c. 60, s. 48; 1999, c. 40, s. 328; 2010, c. 33, s. 13; 2017, c. 13, s. 227.