The proposed bylaw was notified for public consultation on 20 April 2016, with submissions closing on 20 May 2016.
In total, 9 submissions have been received on the proposed bylaw, with 5 submitters indicating that they wish to be heard. Submitters commented on a variety of issues associated with the proposed bylaw including:
- Hours of operation
- Use of approved Monumental Masons
- Size of headstones
Staff have considered each submission and have provided a response to each of the points raised.
As a result of the submissions there have been a number of recommended changes to the clauses in the bylaw.
Hearings are being held on 20 June in the Council Chambers in Ngaruawahia.