Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Report

Camp Accommodations - Moratorium

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THAT Administration be directed to take necessary steps to impose a moratorium on any new camp accommodations and any renewals for existing camp accommodations within 120 kilometers of the Fort McMurray Urban Service Area.

Meeting History

Jan 22, 2019 4:00 PM Video Council Meeting

Vacating and Assuming of Chair

Mayor D. Scott vacated the Chair and Deputy Mayor K. McGrath assumed the Chair at 6:37 p.m.

Jade Brown, Chief Legislative Officer, provided an overview of the procedural process to be followed for this item.

Mayor D. Scott put the following motion forward and provided opening comments on the matter. The motion was seconded by Councillor J. Peddle.

MOTION:

THAT Administration be directed to take necessary steps to impose a moratorium on any new camp accommodations and any renewals for existing camp accommodations within 120 kilometers of the Fort McMurray Urban Service Area.

Philipp Gruner, Senior Vice President, Operations, Civeo, spoke in opposition to the recommendation being considered.

Karim Zariffa, Executive Director, Oil Sands Community Alliance, spoke in opposition to the recommendation noting the work that has been done to date and suggested that administrators be given the opportunity to further collaborate on the matter and report back to Council.

Point of Order

Through questions being asked by Mayor D. Scott of the presenter, Deputy Mayor K. McGrath, as Chair, called a Point of Order noting there is no debate at this time.

Exit and Return

Councillor S. Lalonde exited the meeting at 7:33 p.m. and returned at 7:37 p.m.

Councillor S. Lalonde exited the meeting at 8:19 p.m. and returned at 8:22 p.m.

Trent Zacharias, Cenovus, spoke in opposition to the recommendation being considered.

Recess and Exit

A break occurred between 8:49 p.m. and 9:12 p.m., and Councillor P. Meagher exited the meeting.