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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - August 22, 2017

NOTICE is hereby given that the Council of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has scheduled a Public Hearing to take place on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Jubilee Centre Council Chamber, Fort McMurray, regarding the following:

Bylaw No. 17/013 – Amendments to the Willow Lake Area Structure Plan and Land Use Bylaw – A Portion of Lot 1A, Block 1, Plan 112 4991 (Surmont Creek)

Bylaw No. 17/013 proposes to redesignate a portion of Lot 1A, Block 1, Plan 112 4991 (as shown on the map below) from “Recreation and Tourism” to “Business Industrial” within the Willow Lake Area Structure Plan and from “Urban Expansion District (UE)” to “Business Industrial District (BI)” within the Land Use Bylaw, to allow for the development of a future warehouse and self-storage facility. The remainder of the lot will be used as a campground and RV/Boat storage facility.

Administration does not supports the proposed amendment as the ASP Policies do not support future industrial uses in the Plan Area. The Willow Lake ASP in Principle 1 – Protect and Preserve the Natural Environment, speaks to the preservation of Willow Lake and the riparian areas surrounding the Lake including Surmont Creek which is the major inflow into Willow Lake.

Parsons Creek Aggregates Road Closure

Bylaw No. 17/014 – Land Use Bylaw Amendment – Highway Commercial District (C4)

Bylaw No. 17/014 proposes to allow for office uses on the first level of developments within four C4 properties in the Highway 63 North Eco-Industrial Park (Taiganova Park) only: Lot 16, Block 1, Plan 084 0460; Lot 1, Block 3, Plan 084 0460; Lot 10, Block 3, Plan 084 0460; and Lot 9, Block 2, Plan 084 0460, as identified on the map below.

Administration supports the proposed Land Use Bylaw Amendment as it will allow for greater flexibility in the use of developments in the Taiganova Park.

Parsons Creek Aggregates Road Closure

Bylaw No. 17/015 – Amendments to the Conklin Area Structure Plan and Land Use Bylaw – Lot 97, Plan 832 1550

Bylaw No. 17/015 proposes to redesignate Lot 97, Plan 832 1550 (Maple Leaf Safety Limited located at 102 Poplar Drive as shown on the map below) from “Hamlet Residential” to “Community Core” within the Conklin Area Structure Plan and from “Hamlet Residential District (HR)” to “Hamlet Commercial District (HC)” within the Land Use Bylaw.

Administration does not support the proposed amendment as the ASP has the objective of maintaining the development pattern in existing residential areas which would consist of manufactured homes, single and semi-detached residential development. Supporting the change in zoning would allow for a wide range of permitted commercial uses which would have a negative impact on the adjacent residential lots.

Parsons Creek Aggregates Road Closure

If you would like to appear before Council:

  • You must forward a request to the Chief Legislative Officer, clearly stating your support or opposition of the Bylaw, along with any related information.
  • Ensure that your correspondence includes a telephone number or e-mail address at which you may be contacted.
  • Unless otherwise advised, all speakers will have a maximum of five (5) minutes to speak
  • All submissions must be received by the Chief Legislative Officer by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Please note any information you submit to Council for their consideration at Public Hearings is added in its entirety to the agenda, which is made available to the public and posted on the Municipality’s website.

DATED at Fort McMurray, Alberta this 4th day of August, 2017.

Audrey Rogers
Chief Legislative Officer
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
9909 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K4
Phone : (780) 743-7001
Fax: (780) 743-7028
Email: Legislative.Assistants@rmwb.ca

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