Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Agenda Item
No Vote Result Required
Jul 9, 2019 1:00 PM

Public Hearing for Bylaw No. 19/018 - Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Definition and General Regulations Related to Project Accommodation

Information

Department:Legislative ServicesSponsors:
Category:Public Hearing

Meeting History

Jul 9, 2019 1:00 PM Video Council Meeting
draft Draft

Mayor D. Scott declared the Public Hearing open at 1:25 p.m.

Exit and Return

Councillor M. Allen exited the meeting at 1:25 p.m. and returned at 1:27 p.m.

A declaration was made by each individual Council Member in attendance stating for the record that they remain open to persuasion in this matter and come into this hearing with an open mind.

Brad McMurdo, Director, Planning and Development, and Christopher Booth, Manager, Planning and Development, provided an overview of the Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Definition and General Regulations Related to Project Accommodations.

Karim Zariffa, Executive Director, Oil Sands Community Alliance, spoke in support of the overall intent of the bylaw; however, expressed concerns with some the proposed amendments to the definitions and regulations, and suggested more time to work with Administration on the language in the bylaw would be beneficial.

Recess

A brief recess occurred between 2:21 p.m. and 2:44 p.m.

Each Council Member stated that they did not engage in discussions regarding this matter during the recess.

Phillip Gruner, Senior Vice President of Operations, Civeo Corporation, spoke in support of the overall intent of the bylaw; however, expressed concerns with some of the proposed definitions and regulations, and suggested further collaboration with Administration on the language of the bylaw would be ideal.

Gilles Huizinga, President, BILD Wood Buffalo, Chair, Housing Sub-Group Committee, spoke in support of the bylaw, however, suggested that a specific clause for applicant to provide data to support additional renewals.

Jeff Penney, Lead Business Development, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, spoke in support of the overall intent of the bylaw; however, voiced concerns with some of the proposed definitions and regulations, and recommended more time to work with Administration.

Shelley LaRose, Senior Manager, Community and Indigenous Relations, Imperial Oil, spoke in support of the bylaw, however, requested clarity on timelines and supports concerns raised by the Oil Sands Community Alliance.

Bryce Kumka, President, Chamber of Commerce, spoke in support of the bylaw and agreed with the need to retain and attract business.

Mayor D. Scott declared the Public Hearing closed 3:26 p.m.

RESULT:NO VOTE RESULT REQUIRED