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Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board is a quasi-judicial board, meaning its meetings are conducted in a court-like manner. Board members hear subdivision and development appeals and make decisions on these appeals in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, statutory plans (Municipal Development Plan, Area Structure Plans and Land-Use Bylaw), and Provincial and Council policies.

Time Requirements

Hearings are currently held every third Thursday, at 6:30 p.m. The length of hearings varies and can take up to several hours.

Eligibility

  • Must be 18 years of age;
  • Must be a resident of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo;
  • Must not be an employee of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo;
  • Must not be a Development Authority or a Subdivision Authority for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo;
  • Must not be a member of the Development Authority or Subdivision Authority for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo;
  • Must not be a member of a Municipal Planning Commission;
  • Must have strong communication skills (written and verbal); and
  • Must be able to attend evening and/or weekend meetings.

Qualifications

  • Experience in community representation;
  • Sound knowledge in any of the following related fields – Architecture, Law, Engineering, Construction and Urban Planning Development.

Additionally, detailed oriented individuals with good analytical skills and the ability to be fair and open-minded are essential for appointment to this Board. Previous experience with administrative tribunals is considered an asset.

Further information about Subdivision and Development Appeal Board may be obtained by contacting Sonia Soutter, Legislative Officer, at sonia.soutter@rmwb.ca or 780-788-2222.

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