Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

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Apr 13, 2021 12:00 PM

Downtown Revitalization Incentives Program (2021) - Phase 2

Information

Department:Planning and DevelopmentSponsors:
Category:Policy

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. 1. Subject Area Map of Downtown
  3. 2. Downtown Revitalization Incentives Program Policy (FIN 320) - Phase 2 (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)
  4. 3. Downtown Revitalization Incentives Program - Phase 2 - Administrative Procedure (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)
  5. PowerPoint Presentation - DRIP Phase 2

Body

THAT the amended Downtown Revitalization Incentives Program Policy FIN 320 be approved.

Meeting History

Mar 23, 2021 12:00 PM Video Council Meeting

Deferred to April 13, 2021

RESULT:DEFERRED [UNANIMOUS]Next: 4/13/2021 12:00 PM
MOVER:Jane Stroud, Councillor
SECONDER:Verna Murphy, Councillor
FOR:Don Scott, Mike Allen, Krista Balsom, Bruce Inglis, Sheila Lalonde, Keith McGrath, Phil Meagher, Verna Murphy, Jeff Peddle, Jane Stroud, Claris Voyageur
Apr 13, 2021 12:00 PM Video Council Meeting

Amanda Haitas, Senior Manager, Planning and Development, presented an update on Phase 1 of the Downtown Revitalization Improvement Program and an overview of the proposed Phase 2 of the program.

The following written submissions all in support of the program were acknowledged for the record:

· Dammy Adebayo,

· Kevin Weidlich, President and Chief Financial Officer, Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development and Tourism

· LIAM, Local Business

· Olive Wooden, Executive Director, Fort McMurray Realtors

· Roy Williams, Chair, Wood Buffalo Downtown Revitalization Advisory Committee

· Robert Vargo, Owner, Vargo Investments Ltd.

· Bryce Kumka, Chair, Wood Buffalo Development Advisory Committee

The following written submissions all in support of the program were read into the record:

· Keith Plowman, President, Fort McMurray Construction Association,

· The Directors, BILD Wood Buffalo,

· Stu Wigle, Earls Restaurant.

Councillor K. Balsom put forward the following motion for consideration:

“THAT the amended Downtown Revitalization Incentives Program Policy - FIN 320 be approved”.

Councillor K. Balsom put forward the following amendment:

“THAT the Downtown Revitalization Incentives Program Policy - FIN 320 be amended by:

· striking 6.1.1. and replacing it with the following:

“6.1.1. The Municipality will provide a 75% Grant, to a maximum of $15,000 per building, for a new Patio or improvements to an existing Patio.”

· adding the following as new section 3.2.2. and renumbering the current section 3.2.2. as 3.2.3:

“3.2.2.The Municipality will accept complete applications for Patio Grants from March 1, 2021 until March 31, 2022.

Councillor S. Lalonde requested that the recommendations be severed and voted on separately.

Recess

A recess occurred from 5:41 p.m. to 6:03 p.m.

Councillor J. Stroud proposed a friendly amendment to add “6.2.2. Despite sections 3.5.1. and 3.5.2., an Applicant who applied for and may have been approved under Phase 1 for a Patio Grant, upon request will have their approved Grant adjusted in accordance with the criteria in section 6.1.1.” Councillor K. Balsom accepted the friendly amendment.

Voting then occurred on the amendment.

RESULT:NO VOTE RESULT REQUIRED