ACRE and Chelsea's pesticide bylaw
4.0 DRAFTING THE BY-LAW
The sub-committee was composed of Chelsea residents and included one ex-officio member of council.
In the fall of 1998, a draft of the by-law was made available to the public and a public consultation meeting was held. This draft did not include the golf courses as properties which were subject to the prohibition.
By far the majority of the comments received from the public requested that the draft by-law be made stricter, specifically with respect to the golf courses.
The by-law was passed unanimously by council in December 1998.
The adoption of the by-law received a fair bit of publicity in the local, Canadian and international media.