53. The regional county municipality shall hold a public meeting in every municipality whose representative on the council so requests during the sitting at which the draft by-law to amend the development plan is adopted.
It shall also hold such a meeting in any other municipality within its territory whose council so requests within 20 days after transmission of the documents referred to in section 49. The clerk or the secretary-treasurer of the municipality shall transmit to the regional county municipality, within the same time, a certified copy of the resolution stating the request.
In every case, the regional county municipality shall hold at least one public meeting in its territory.
For the purposes of the first two paragraphs, where the sittings of the council of a municipality are held in the territory of another municipality, the territory is deemed to be that of the former and to be situated within the territory of the regional county municipality.
The obligation to hold a public meeting shall not apply with respect to a resolution whose only object is to establish or end interim control.
1979, c. 51, s. 53; 1982, c. 2, s. 59; 1987, c. 57, s. 664; 1990, c. 50, s. 2; 1993, c. 3, s. 21.