Algonquin Highlands held their first regular meeting of council since the lockdown, on Thursday May 21.

Among items on the agenda was a zoning by-law review that began last fall and was planned for public engagement this summer, which is no longer feasible.

Consultant Greg Corbett and Algonquin Highlands Planner Sean O’Callahan, presented to council items of the by-law that will need to be addressed, as well as items that could be brought forward for public consultation. Items like allowing tiny homes, zoning for cannabis growing businesses and short term rentals.

Staff will look for possible ways to hold public meetings that allows for watching, as well as public input. It was noted that no municipality in the area has gone forward with virtual public consultations.