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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Recognition Human Values Day — April 24, 2017 Community Identification Committee Recognition — Atkinson Lane Bylaws Bylaw 17/006 — Land Use Bylaw Amendment — Part 11 Wildfire Recovery Overlay Council will consider and vote on the first reading of a Land Use Bylaw amendment. Administration recommends holding the required public hearing on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Bylaw 17/006 proposes two amendments to the Land Use Bylaw — Part 11 of the Land Use Bylaw known as the ‘Wildfire Recovery Overlay” and to repeal Bylaw 16/014 — Temporary Urban Accommodation. Administration is committed to facilitate the rebuilding of the ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Recognition Responders Way Presentations Carol Cleminson and Vaughn Jessome, Fort McMurray-Conklin and Fort McMurray- Wood Buffalo Constituency Association re: Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission Carol Cleminson and Vaughn Jessome will make a presentation on behalf of the Fort McMurray-Conklin and Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo Wildrose Constituency Association. They are presenting on the Alberta Electoral Review Commission’s review of electoral boundaries and are requesting a letter from Mayor and Council to the Commission. Public Hearings and Related Reports Land Planning and Transportation Committee Recommendation — Bylaw No. 17/001 — Undeveloped Government Road allowance Closures within the Canadian Natural Resources Limited Horizon ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Recognition Community Identification Committee Recognition: Bernard Jean Boat Launch Reports Sustainable Development Committee Recommendation — Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s Community Opportunity Readiness Program Council will consider the Sustainable Development Committee’s recommendation related to the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation’s (ACFN) Community Opportunity Readiness Program. The Sustainable Development Committee recommends that Council approve the Mayor, on behalf of Council, issuing a letter of support for the ACFN’s funding application to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. This was requested by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. Transportation Routing and Vehicle Information System (TRAVIS) for Multi-Jurisdiction Permitting in Alberta Council will consider a ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Recognition Children’s Wish Month, March 2017 Social Work Week, March 5 – 11, 2017 Bylaws Land Planning and Transportation Committee Recommendation: Bylaw No. 17/001 – Undeveloped Government Road Allowance Closures within the Canadian Natural Resources Limited Horizon Project Area - 1st reading (Proposed date for Public Hearing – March 28, 2017) Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) has requested that all undeveloped government road allowances within the Horizon Oil Sands project area be closed in order to facilitate development of this project and address safety concerns related to public access within the mining operations area. Land Planning and Transportation ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Recognition Community Identification Committee Recognition: Chow Street The Community Identification Committee would like to recognize Wayne Chow, a longtime resident and businessman in the community who operated a restaurant in the Oil Sands Hotel, a dry cleaners and laundry establishment, a jewelry store, a confectionary and was active in community work with the Kiwanis Club. Presentations Jamie Doyle, Planning and Development; Dale Bendfeld, Bylaw Services; Erin O’Neill, Recovery Task Force re: Spring Rebuild Plan Jamie Doyle, Dale Bendfeld and Erin O’Neill will present on a Rebuild guidance document, rebuild objectives, construction management teams, compliance and regulatory process, permitting ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Presentations Robert Billard, Director of Public Works and Transit Services, will present to Council an update on Urban Snow and Ice Control. The presentation will cover road priority levels, service level guidelines, residential snow plowing/removal, and the Winter Maintenance Zone (WMZ) program. Also in the presentation are status updates on snow removal/hauling and ticket and tow annual comparisons. Reports Request for Election to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors The Federation of Canadian municipalities (FCM) has an opening on their Board of Directors. Cr. Allan Vinni is currently a non-voting member and has been approached by ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Presentations Superintendent Lorna Dicks, Officer in Charge, Wood Buffalo RCMP re: RCMP Quarterly Update Reports Re-establishment of Lot Boundaries for Areas in Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways Affected by the 2016 Wildfires Administration recommends that Council approve the Municipality requesting the Minister of Environment and Parks to direct the Director of Surveys to re-survey the land and place monuments at the corners of lots in the areas of Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways affected by the 2016 wildfires. The May 2016 wildfires in Fort McMurray destroyed approximately 2,000 structures in the Urban Service Area. After the wildfire, ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Presentations Darlene Soucy, Returning Officer re: 2017 Municipal Election Registration of Potential Candidates Darlene Soucy, Returning Officer, will give a presentation on 2017 Municipal Election Registration of Potential Candidates. Provincial legislation, which took effect on Jan. 1, 2014, requires individuals who intend to run for a municipal election or by-election to register with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo before accepting any campaign contributions. Council Compensation Review Gallagher McDowall Associates will make a presentation related to the Council Compensation Review. At the April 26, 2016 Council meeting Council passed a motion directing Administration to secure an industry professional ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Public Hearings and Related Reports Bylaw No. 16/026 — Amendment to Timberlea Area Structure Plan and Land Use Bylaw — Lot 25, Block 20, Plan 152 4140 (Paulson Street) -Public Hearing -2nd and 3rd readings Council will hold a Public Hearing and vote on the second and third readings of an amendment to the Timberlea Area Structure Plan and the Land Use Bylaw. The Planning and Development Department has received an application to amend the Land Use Bylaw to re-designate a vacant parcel in Stone Creek from Medium Density Residential District to Mixed/Transitional Commercial District. The intent of ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Recognition World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Dec. 3, 2016 Bylaws Bylaw No. 16/026 — Amendment to Timberlea Area Structure Plan and Land Use Bylaw — Lot 25, Block 20, Plan 152 4140 (Paulson Street) -First Reading -Proposed Public Hearing date (Dec. 13, 2016) Administration has received an application to amend the Land Use Bylaw, to redesignate a vacant parcel in Stone Creek from Medium Density Residential District to Mixed/Transitional Commercial District. The purpose of this type of district is to provide for a mixture of residential, retail and service commercial uses ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Delegations Phil Klug and Julie Moretto — Wood Buffalo Communities in Bloom — 2016 Annual Report Communities in Bloom Committee members will present their 2016 Annual Report to Council. Ana Maria Mendez-Barks and Nabil Malik — Public Art Committees — Annual Report The Public Art Committee will present their 2016 Annual Report to Council. Bylaws Bylaw No. 16/024 — Land Use Bylaw Amendment — Lot 18A, Block 2, Plan 0224422 and Lot 18B, Block 2, Plan 0224422 (Gregoire Drive) -First Reading -Proposed Public Hearing date (Dec. 6, 2016) Administration has received an application to amend the Land Use ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Bylaws Rural Committee Recommendation — Bylaw No. 16/023 — Janvier Area Structure Plan -First Reading Council will consider and vote on the first reading of the Janvier Area Structure Plan, as recommended by the Rural Committee. The required public hearing is recommended to be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The proposed Janvier Area Structure Plan (ASP) is a 10-year plan to guide growth and development in the Hamlet of Janvier. The ASP establishes policies to promote orderly and sustainable land use in the ASP area. The proposed ASP, when adopted by Council, will replace ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Performance Update Administration will present the Third Quarter 2016 Financial Performance Update. Administration recommends that Council accept the update as information. As part of the Council oversight responsibilities and transparency, quarterly updates are presented to Council identifying variances on actual expenses compared to the approved budget and the projection to year-end. 2017 Proposed Budget, 2018-2022 Financial Plan Administration will present the 2017 Proposed Operating Budget, 2018-2019 Financial Plan, 2017 Proposed Capital Budget and 2018-2022 Capital Plan. Administration recommends Council accept the documents as the basis for budget discuss and final budget recommendation. The ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Reports Community Identification Committee Recommendations — Rex Terpening Landing The Community Identification Committee (CIC) recommends that Council name the amenities building at the Snye as ‘Rex Terpening Landing.” Rex Terpening, currently 103 years old, is a member of Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame and was one of the last generation of air engineers who flew with the original northern bush pilots in the early 1930s. He has ties to Fort McMurray’s trapping, and air and river transportation, but more importantly, provided flight services at a time when return trips were not certain and end destinations were precarious. ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Recognition National Teen Driver Safety Week October 17-21 Reports Alternative Capital Financing Policy FIN-170 Administration will present the Alternative Capital Financing Policy (FIN-170) for Council’s approval. The Alternative Capital Financing (ACF) Policy provides a governance framework to manage relationships between the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, non-profit organizations and the private sector in the provision of infrastructure and programs sponsored by the Municipality. The policy provides guidance in evaluating and approving of alternatives to traditional or conventional procurement and funding of Capital Projects. A current policy ensures that in the event a suitable business arrangement is proposed, Council ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Delegations Sandy Bowman, Chair, and Christine Burton, Deputy Chair, Combative Sports Commission Annual Report The Chair and Deputy Chair of the Combative Sports Commission will present their annual report to Council. Reports Community Identification Committee Recommendations — “Atkinson Lane” The Community Identification Committee (CIC) recommended that Council approve recognizing the existing road named as “Atkinson Lane” in the neighbourhood of Abasand as a road named after Norma Jean Atkinson. Norma Jean Atkinson has made significant contribution to the community of Fort McMurray. Her social and cultural devotion over 30 years have brought a significant change to the community. ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Recognition Breastfeeding Week October 1-7 Mental Illness Awareness Week October 2-8 World Mental Health Day October 10 Public Hearings and Related Reports Bylaw No. 16/021 — Land Use Bylaw Amendment to Repeal Bylaw No. 13/032 -Flood Zone Development Restrictions (Report to follow) -Public Hearing -2nd and 3rd readings Council will vote on a Land Use Bylaw amendment to repeal Bylaw No. 13/032, which includes provisions that imposed certain special restrictions and requirements on developments in areas susceptible to overland flooding. Bylaws Bylaw No. 16/022 — Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee Bylaw Amendment -delegations -1st, 2nd and 3rd readings Council ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Presentations Critical Revenue Perspective — Impact of Bill 21 on the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Taxation and Assessment) Administration will make a presentation on the potential impact of Bill 21, which is anticipated to be brought before the Alberta Legislature for second reading the 2016 Fall Sitting. It introduces several significant changes to the way municipalities are allowed or required to set their tax rates for various classes of taxable properties. Some of these changes are of particular concern to the RMWB, including limits on a Municipality’s ability to tax Non-Residential Property and Machinery & Equipment. Administration ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Public Hearings and Related Reports Bylaw No. 16/018 — Land Use Bylaw Amendment to Repeal Bylaw No. 16/011 Public Hearing 2nd and 3rd readings Council will consider Administration’s recommendation to repeal Bylaw No. 16/011. This Bylaw had the effect of preventing the start of rebuilding in Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways until Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) deemed those neighbourhoods fit for human habitation. Since the passage of Bylaw No. 16/011 on July 5, 2016, the remaining CMOH restrictions on habitation in these neighborhoods need not be an obstacle to the commencement of rebuilding. Therefore Administration ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Reports Sustainable Development Committee Recommendation — Social Procurement Framework Council will consider the Sustainable Development Committee’s recommendation related to social procurement. The committee recommends Council accept the Social Procurement Program as information and direct Administration to proceed with the pilot plan. On Jan. 26, 2016, Council approved a request from Administration to develop a Social Procurement framework in consultation with stakeholders. Since then, Administration has created a Social Procurement framework and a pilot plan for implementation. Sustainable Development Committee Recommendation — Engaging Youth Report Council will consider the Sustainable Development Committee’s recommendation to approve the “Engaging Youth” report ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Recognition Proclamations Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, September 2016 Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month, September 2016 Bylaws Bylaw No. 16/020 — Land Use Bylaw Amendment — Wildfire Recovery Overlay Council will vote on the first reading of a Land Use Bylaw Amendment — a “Wildfire Recovery Overlay.” This would apply to the most heavily fire-damaged areas — Abasand, Beacon Hill, Stone Creek, Wood Buffalo, and the portion of Waterways that lies above the flood hazard zone. The Overlay seeks to accomplish the following: (a) Remove uncertainty caused by the present “discretionary use” designation of all lands in Abasand and ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Presentations Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee Recommendation — Business and Economic Recovery Plan Status Update The Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee (WBRC) will present a recommendation that Council accept Economic Development’s status update for the approved Business and Economic Recovery Plan as information. Reports Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee Recommendation — Taxation Matters The WBRC will present the following recommendation to Council related to taxation: “That Council use its authority under s. 347 of the Municipal Government Act to cancel the municipal portion of property taxes payable for 2016 on residential properties, in accordance with the following: 1. For all residential ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Delegations Ron Quintal representing RMWB Rural Stakeholders re: Concerns Relating to Amalgamation Agreement Reports 2016 Capital Budget Amendments — Deferred and Cancelled Projects Administration will present the 2016 Capital Budget Amendments and revised Cash Flow of Capital Projects, for Council’s review. Following the wildfire disaster, Council tasked Administration to review all capital projects based on Contractual Obligations, Feasibility of Modified Schedule and Cash Flow Implications. On July 19, 2016, Administration presented to Council a comprehensive listing of all active capital projects and made a recommendation for projects to resume, defer or cancel. Council reviewed the presentation and added ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Reports Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee Recommendation — Appointment of Interim Recovery Team Leader The Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee (WBRC) will present a recommendation to appoint Dana Woodworth as Interim Recovery Team Leader, effective immediately, until a full-time Recovery Team Leader has been chosen. The Committee recommends that Council appoint Mr. Dana Woodworth to the position of Interim Recovery Team Leader. Mr. Woodworth holds the degrees of Master of Science and Master of Business Administration, and comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience including his involvement in recovery for the Town of Slave Lake and the Town of ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Presentations Kevin Scoble, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer re: Flood Mitigation Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Kevin Scoble, will make a presentation to Council on flood mitigation. Reports Development of a Council Commendation Program Coun. Germain will present on a proposed Council Commendation Program. The 2016 wildfire events that devastated our Municipality highlighted the incredible bravery, heroism, dedication and sheer tenacity of a number of individuals. These individuals have received media attention locally, provincially, nationally and globally, but have not been formally recognized for their extraordinary efforts. The proposed Council Commendation Program would serve to provide the level of formal ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Reports 2018 Alberta Winter Games Host Society Post-Wildfire Assessment Administration recommends that the 2018 Wood Buffalo Albert Winter Games Host Society, with support from the community and key stakeholders continue to move forward with plans to host the Alberta Winter Games in February 2018. Based on Council’s direction on June 8, Administration contacted Alberta Sport Connection to advise that the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and the 2018 Wood Buffalo Alberta Winter Games Host Society appointees required 60 days to assess the impact of the recent wildfire on the community and the recreation facilities intended to be used ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Presentations Chris Graham, Assistant Deputy Chief, Emergency Management re: Update on Sifting Operations Reports Review of Approved Capital Budget — Capital Projects Suspended Administration will present a review of the capital budget. As directed by Council, Administration reviewed the approved capital budget based on contractual obligations, feasibility of modified scheduling and cash flow implications. Subsequently, Administration recommends that 59 projects be resumed, 22 projects be deferred and 10 projects be cancelled. Cancellation of Capital Grant for Keyano College Theatre Expansion Administration recommends cancelling the 10 million capital contribution to Keyano College for its Theatre Expansion Project. Council approved ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Reports Selection Committee Recommendations — Wood Buffalo Housing & Development Corporation and Landlord and Tenant Advisory Board Appointments (Report to follow) Selection Committee Recommendation — Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee Appointments (Report to follow) Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee Matters Presentation: Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee Background and Moving Forward (Documentation to follow) Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee Recommendation — Request for Start-Up Funding The Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee will present a recommendation that the committee be allocated start-up funding of 4 million, to be funded from the 2016 Operating Budget surplus or the Emerging Issues Reserve in that order. The Wood ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Presentations 2016-2018 Fiscal Management Strategy Update and 2016 Property Tax Rate Bylaw No. 16/007 Administration will present the 2016-2018 Fiscal Management Strategy (FMS) and the proposed 2016 Property Tax Rate Bylaw. The 2016-2018 FMS provides a high level overview of the Municipality’s operating and capital needs for the current year and the next two years. The FMS is being presented as information and guidance as Council considers the 2016 Property Tax Rate Bylaw. The 2016-2018 Fiscal Management Strategy will provide a sustainable financial strategy to meet the short and mid-term needs of the Municipality. It aligns with the ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Public Hearings and Related Reports Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee Recommendation — Development Moratorium; Abasand, Beacon Hill, Waterways — Bylaw No. 16/011 -Public Hearing -2nd and 3rd readings Council will hold the public hearing and vote on the second and third readings of Bylaw No. 16/011, a Land Use Bylaw Amendment to provide for a temporary development moratorium in the areas of Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways. The Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee supports a temporary moratorium on development in Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways as recommended by Administration before the Committee was created, with one condition. Rather than establish ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Items 1-4 on the agenda will be held in-camera, therefore a preview is not available. Bylaws Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee No. 16/013 Administration is recommending that Bylaw No. 16/013 be read a third time. On June 8, 2016, Council passed a resolution expressing its desire to create a Council Committee, to be called the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee, and directing Administration to bring forward a bylaw to establish the committee. The committee, should the bylaw be passed, would be made up of three Councillors working full time to oversee all aspects of recovery and rebuilding arising from the ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Items 1-3 on the agenda will be held in-camera, therefore a preview is not available. Bylaws Controlled Access Bylaw – Bylaw No. 16/009 Administration will recommend that Bylaw No. 16/009 be read a second and third time. On May 31, 2016 the Province extended the Provincial State of Emergency (PSOE) but allowed re-entry to begin to most evacuated areas of the Municipality. The Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health had the day before issued a recommendation that access to areas that had suffered substantial damage from the fire should be controlled. These restricted areas include Abasand, Beacon Hill ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Bylaws Controlled Access Bylaw – Bylaw No. 16/009 Administration will recommend that Bylaw No. 16/009 be read a first time. On May 31, 2016 the Province extended the Provincial State of Emergency (PSOE) but allowed re-entry to begin to most evacuated areas of the Municipality. The Provincial Chief Medical Officer of Health had the day before issued a recommendation that access to areas that had suffered substantial damage from the fire should be controlled. These restricted areas include Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways. When the PSOE ends the Municipality will require legal authority to continue to control access ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Procedural Matters Timing of Return of Council Meetings to the Jubilee Centre Council Chamber, Fort McMurray Voluntary re-entry for residents is scheduled to begin on June 1, 2016 if pre-conditions for re-entry are met, and is expected to be substantially complete within two weeks following that day; therefore it is anticipated that Council will be able to re-establish its regular meeting schedule in the Jubilee Centre Council Chamber, Fort McMurray, beginning Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Administration recommends that a regular Council meeting be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Edmonton City Hall, and ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Presentations Wood Buffalo Policing Update Rob McCloy, Superintendent, Wood Buffalo RCMP Detachment, will provide an update to Council as the Detachment makes the transition from supporting wildfire evacuation to regular duties. As the situation changes within the community in the coming weeks and months, the Detachment’s operations will adapt and meet those changes as they return to normal operating service levels and restore administrative services to the public. FireSmart Program Bob Couture, Director of Emergency Management, will provide information and updates to Council regarding the FireSmart Program, a national program aimed at reducing the threat of wildfire to ...

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Reports Interim Appointments to Wood Buffalo Housing & Development Corporation Board Council will consider a recommendation from Administration related to the Wood Buffalo Housing & Development Corporation (WBHDC) Board. Administration recommends that two Councillors be appointed as Interim Directors to the board, effective immediately and until such time as a recruitment campaign is completed and the current vacancies are filled. A number of resignations have been received from the WBHDC Board, which has compromised the board’s ability to maintain quorum required in order to conduct its usual business. In keeping with the established Articles of Incorporation, the authority to appoint individuals to this Board is vested with Council. In the essence of time, Administration has already undertaken a recruitment campaign ...

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DISCLAIMER: This preview is not the official RMWB Agenda. Please refer to the Council web section to view the agenda in full. Motion to Move in Camera - Personnel matter Motion to Reconvene in Public (Regular Council Meeting will reconvene at 7 p.m.) Recognition National Poetry Month Wood Buffalo resident Dawn Booth will recite her poem Wood Buffalo; Where ART thou? as part of the Mayor’s Poetry City Challenge. The Challenge encourages municipal councils across Canada to have a local poet read a poem at the start of a Council meeting in March or April in celebration of UNESCO’s World Poetry Day (March 21) and National Poetry Month (April). Bylaws 2016 Property Tax Bylaw 16/007 Chief Financial Officer ...

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Delegations Frank Creasey and Grant MacDonald, Fort McMurray Tourism re: Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo – Sport Strategic Plan Frank Creasey, Fort McMurray Tourism, and Grant MacDonald, GM Event Inc., will present the Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo Sport Strategic Plan. Mr. Creasey and Mr. MacDonald presented an overview of the plan to the Sustainable Development Committee on Feb. 2, 2016. The Sustainable Development Committee recommends Council accept the plan as information. Reports Community Identification Committee Recommendation The Community Identification Committee (CIC) will recommend renaming the road within Prairie Creek Business Park known as ‘Doug Fader Road’ to ‘Doug Fader CV Road.’ This name was previously approved by Council on Feb. 24, 2015, as recommended by the CIC. However, ...

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Presentations Lynda Mywaart, Advisory Committee on Aging (ACoA) re: Committee Update Lynda Mywaart, the chair of the Advisory Committee on Aging, will present an update on the committee’s ongoing work. Reports Selection Committee Recommendations — 2018 Alberta Winter Games Councillors’ Motions Plan for Reduction of Property Tax Burden for Oilsands Industry Council will debate and vote on Coun. Vinni’s motion, which reads as follows: That Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Council enter into discussions with the oilsands companies with a view to quickly formulating a plan that would both (a) reduce the property tax burden on the oilsands companies; and (b) see oilsands companies expand the employment of residents of the RMWB with particular focus on elimination or reduction of ...

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Pursuant to Section 194 of the Municipal Government Act, RSA. 2000 c.M-26, a Special Council Meeting is hereby scheduled to take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, to consider the following: Oversight Committee Recommendations — Bylaw No. 16/001 – Regional Recreation Corporation Operating Line of Credit Guarantee Council will hear from delegations, debate and vote on the second and third readings of Proposed Bylaw No. 16/001. The Oversight Committee has recommended approving the bylaw, which would authorize the Municipality to guarantee a 3 million operating line of credit for the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC). The Oversight Committee also recommends that Council, acting in its capacity as sole member of the RRC, pass ...

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Presentations Grant Thornton LLP re: Operational and Administrative Functions Review Grant Thornton LLP will deliver their Operational and Administrative Functions Review presentation. Administration recommends Council accept it as information and refer the review to Administration for review and assessment. Administration recommends Council direct Administration to provide recommendations on an implementation plan in 60 days for prudent actions resulting from an analysis of the Functions Review. The development of an implementation plan, taking into consideration possible inclusion of recommendations presented within the Operational and Administrative Functions Review, provides the Municipality with clear steps towards ensuring efficient and effective public service delivery across the organization. Bryce Kumka, Chair re: Land Planning and Development Advisory Committee Report and Recommendations Bryce Kumka, the chair ...

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Bylaws 2016 Debenture Borrowing Bylaw Amendments — 2nd and 3rd readings Administration will present recommendations for four debenture borrowing bylaw amendments. Approval of debenture bylaws is required to proceed with projects approved through the capital budget process. In accordance with Section 251 of the Municipal Government Act, Council approval is required for any borrowing. Debenture bylaws were previously approved for the multi-year projects. Due to changes approved in the 2016 Capital Budget, amendments to the debenture bylaws are required. The amendments are aligned with the capital projects and funding sources approved on Dec. 8, 2015. Reports Appointment of Regional Assessor Administration will present a recommendation that Philip Schofield be appointed as the Regional Assessor for the Municipality. The Municipal Government ...

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Reports 2016 Capital Budget Amendments — Revised, New and Cancelled Projects Administration will present proposed 2016 Capital Budget Amendments and revised Cash Flow of Capital Projects, for Council’s review. Four Capital Projects identified by Administration are submitted for amendment consideration. Council is the approving authority for the Capital Budget, subject to provisions of the Fiscal Responsibility Policy. These Capital Budget amendments include one new project, two projects with a scope change, and one cancellation, resulting in a net increase of 3,602,934 to the 2016 and prior capital budget, as outlined in the Budget Net Change Summary. The amendments were reviewed and recommended by the Capital Projects Steering Committee on Jan. 27, 2016. 2015 Capital Budget Fiscal Amendments Update ...

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Bylaws Land Planning and Transportation Committee Recommendation: Amendment to the Land Planning and Development Advisory Committee Council will vote on a recommendation from the Land Planning and Transportation Committee. The committee recommends approving a bylaw to amend the Land Planning and Development Advisory Committee (LPDAC) Bylaw. The LPDAC requested the extension of the deadline for their report on the alternatives for the former Sports and Entertainment site. If approved, the LPDAC would present their report at the March 9, 2016 Land Planning and Transportation Committee meeting. Oversight Committee Recommendations – Bylaw No. 16/001 – Regional Recreation Corporation Operating Line of Credit Guarantee Council will vote on a recommendation from the Oversight Committee. The committee recommends Council approve the first reading ...

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Bylaws 2016 Debenture Borrowing Bylaw Amendments Council will vote on the first readings of four 2016 debenture borrowing bylaw amendments. Approval of debenture bylaws is required to proceed with projects approved through the capital budget process. In accordance with Section 251 of the Municipal Government Act, Council approval is required for any borrowing. Debenture bylaws were previously approved for the multi-year projects. Due to changes approved in the 2016 Capital Budget, amendments to the debenture bylaws are required. The amendments are aligned with the capital projects and funding sources approved by Council on Dec. 8, 2015. Reports Sustainable Development Committee Recommendation — Trans Canada Trail Council will consider three recommendations related to the Trans Canada Trail from the Sustainable Development ...

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Reports 2016 Capital Budget Amendments — Revised, New and Cancelled Projects Administration will present 2016 Capital Budget Amendments. Capital Budget amendments are an ongoing process. The amendments in this report include one new project that was previously deferred, one project with a scope change, and one cancelled project. The amendments were reviewed and recommended by the Capital Projects Steering Committee on Dec. 4, 2015. The net decrease in capital funding is 1 million, which will be released back into the Capital Infrastructure Reserve. Rural Committee Recommendation — Rural Water and Sewer Program — Cost Contribution Alternative Council will consider a Rural Committee recommendation related to Rural Water and Sewer Servicing. At the Jan. 26 Rural Committee Meeting, the committee passed ...

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Presentations John Wilson, Heather Kennedy, Kim Rizzi — Western Canada Summer Games 2015 Wood Buffalo re: Final Presentation of 2015 Wood Buffalo John Wilson, Heather Kennedy and Kim Rizzi will give the final presentation on the Western Canada Summer Games 2015 Wood Buffalo. Reports Amendment of Procurement Policy — PUR-100 Administration will present a proposed change to the Procurement Policy. Administration recommends replacing the reference to the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement with the New West Partnership Trade Agreement. Administration will also address Council’s request for a Local Preference Policy. Administration recommends Council direct Administration to develop a Social Procurement framework in consultation with community stakeholders. A Social Procurement framework would drive significant benefit to the local business community ...

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Reports Governance Training Program Administration will present a recommendation to Council related to governance training for Mayor and Council. Administration recommends all Council members have the opportunity to complete the online Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Elected Officials Education Program. The Accountability, Integrity and Transparency Audit conducted by KPMG included a finding that the Municipality lacked a clear and consistent “tone from the top,” the development of which would be enhanced through governance training for members of Council. Interim Naming of Municipal Utility Corporation Administration will recommend that the Municipal Utility Corporation be assigned the interim name of “Wood Buffalo Utilities Corporation.” Administration also recommends Council direct Administration to develop and implement a strategy to seek public input on ...

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Delegations Vehicle for Hire Bylaw Two presenters are scheduled to speak to Council about the Vehicle for Hire Bylaw — Ronald W. MacNeill, representing Sun Taxi, and Dogar Mohammad, representing Sun Taxi Drivers. Bylaws Bylaw No. 15/029 — Grayling Terrace Road Closure — Public hearing, second and third readings The Municipality proposes developing a new lift station in the Grayling Terrace area to replace the outdated facility. To facilitate construction, part of Road Plan 8123109 must be closed and a Public Utility Lot be created. The authority to close a road within the Urban Service Area is vested with Council. Council will hold the public hearing and vote on the second and third readings of the bylaw. Bylaw No. 15/030 ...

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Presentations Elsie Hutton, Chief Financial Officer re: 2016 Capital and Operating Budgets, 2017-2021 Capital and Financial Plans - Scheduled delegation: Nathan Petherick, Brown and Associates Planning Group - Other delegations - Business Arising from Presentation - 2016 Capital Budget, 2017-2021 Capital Plan - 2016 Operating Budget, 2017-2018 Financial Plan Administration will present the proposed 2016 Operating Budget, 2017 - 2018 Financial Plan, 2016 Capital Budget and 2017-2021 Capital Plan. The budgets have been amended based on direction from Council during the four-day Council budget workshops held in early November. Nathan Petherick, Brown and Associates Planning Group, will also present to Council. Bylaws Bylaw No. 15/026 — Land Use Amendment - Keyano Clearwater Campus (Lots 1-5, Block 2, Plan 5030TR; Lot ...

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Bylaws Bylaw No. 15/029 — Grayling Terrace Road Closure — First Reading The Municipality proposes developing a new lift station in the Grayling Terrace area to replace the outdated facility. To facilitate construction, part of Road Plan 8123109 must be closed and a Public Utility Lot be created. The authority to close a road within the Urban Service Area is vested with Council. Council will vote on the first reading of this bylaw. Administration recommends holding the required public hearing on Jan. 12, 2016. Bylaw No. 15/030 — Land Use Bylaw Amendment and Disposal of Waterways Community Centre (Lot 14, Block 2, Plan 3969ET) — First Reading The Municipality is the registered owner of Lot 14, Block 2, Plan 3969ET ...

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Public Hearings and Related Reports Bylaw No. 15/028 — Land Use Bylaw Amendment — Business Industrial District Council will hold the public hearing and vote on an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw. The amendment would add “Personal Service Facility” as a Discretionary Use of the Business Industrial District. Bylaws Bylaw No. 15/024 — Amendment to the Land Planning and Development Advisory Committee Bylaw Council will vote on an amendment to the Land Planning and Development Advisory Committee Bylaw. If approved, the committee would report to the Land Planning and Transportation Council Committee rather than directly to Council. In light of the recent action on the Sports and Entertainment Centre site the Committee is focusing on, the Committee has requested ...

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Presentations Wood Buffalo Communities in Bloom Committee Representatives from the Committee will present Council with a summary of the 2015 activities and results. Bylaws Bylaw No. 15/024 — Amendment to the Land Planning and Development Advisory Committee Bylaw Administration will recommend THAT the Bylaw be read three times and adopted. The amendment will result in the Land Planning and Development Advisory Committee reporting to the Land Planning and Transportation Council Committee rather than directly to Council. Bylaw No. 15/026 — Land Use Amendment – Keyano Clearwater Campus Administration will recommend THAT Council approve the first reading and schedule a public hearing on December 8, 2015, for an amendment to Section 113: Public Service District of the Land Use Bylaw. The ...

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Presentations Protecting the Investment of Our Future Wes Holodniuk, Urban Development Institute Wood Buffalo and Nick Sanders, Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce will present their report, Protecting the Investment of Our Future, to Council. Administration recommends Council direct Administration to analyze and validate the recommendations in the report in the context of the RMWB’s 2015-2017 Strategic Plan. Administration would review the findings with the relevant Council Committees and present a comprehensive report to Council with recommended actions. Bylaw Bylaw No. 15/028 — Land Use Bylaw Amendment — Business Industrial District Council will vote on the first reading of a Land Use Bylaw Amendment to add “Personal Service Facility” as a Discretionary Use of the Business Industrial District. Reports Cancellation of ...

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Reports 2015 Capital Budget Amendments — Cancelled, Deferred and New Projects Administration will present a recommendation for amendment consideration of 10 capital projects. These amendments include two project cancellations, three new projects and five projects deferring cash flow as outlined in the Budget Net Change Summary. Administration recommends a net budget increase of 8.6 million. Audit Committee Recommendations — 2015 External Audit Service Plan, Appointment of External Auditor — 2016 Year End The Audit Council Committee will present recommendations from their Oct. 14, 2015 meeting. They recommend that Council approve the 2015 External Audit Service Plan. They recommend approving the reappointment of Deloitte LLP as external auditor for the Municipality, Wood Buffalo Regional Library, Regional Recreation Corporation and Wood ...

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Presentations International Coliseums Corporation (ICC) re: Sports and Entertainment Centre International Coliseums Corporation will present to Council on the proposed Sports and Entertainment Centre. Bylaws Bylaw No. 15/022 — Land Use Bylaw Text Amendment Gateway District – Quarry Ridge Council will hold the public hearing on a text amendment to the Land Use Bylaw, specific to the Gateway District. The text amendment restructures the Gateway District for a focus on a greater mix of commercial uses while maintaining high quality urban design principles along a highly visible corridor. Administration supports the amendment and recommends Council approve its second and third readings. Bylaw No. 15/025 — Municipal Public Utilities Bylaw Amendment Administration will recommend Council approve the second and third readings ...

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Public Hearings and Related Reports Bylaw No. 15/025 –Municipal Public Utilities Bylaw Amendment (1st Reading) Administration will recommend Council approve the first reading of an amendment to the Municipal Public Utilities Bylaw. The proposed amendment would refine language in the Municipal Public Utilities Bylaw to make it clear the bylaw’s intent is not to allow “grandfathering” existing operations to include expansion of pre-existing service levels or adding new locations. Reports Whistleblower Policy Administration will recommend that Council adopt the Whistleblower Policy to take effect Jan. 1, 2016. Administration recommends including the cost of administering the policy in the 2016 Operating Budget. The proposed policy would allow employees and members of the public to report acts of wrongdoing and be protected ...

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Public Hearings and Related Reports Bylaw No. 15/022 Land Use Bylaw Text Amendment: Gateway District - Quarry Ridge Council will vote on the first reading of Bylaw No. 15/022. Administration recommends that the required public hearing be held on Oct. 13, 2015. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo received an application in December 2014 for a text amendment to Section 210: Gateway District of the Land Use Bylaw. The text amendment restructures the Gateway District for a focus on a greater mix of commercial uses while maintaining high quality urban design principles along a highly visible corridor. Reports Oversight Committee Recommendation – Wood Buffalo Housing & Development Corporation Request for Approval of Financing Terms and Conditions for Siltstone Place and ...

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Public Hearings and Related Reports Bylaw No. 15/021 — Land Use Bylaw Amendment — Election Sign Provisions (Public Hearing, 2nd and 3rd readings) The Public Hearing for the proposed amendment to the Election Sign provisions in the Land Use Bylaw will take place. The amendment would remove all standards and references to election signage except two: that election signs are permitted in all districts and no Development Permit is required, and the time period election signs may be displayed. After the Public Hearing, Council will debate and vote on the second and third readings of the amendment. Reports 2017 Alberta 55 Plus Games Bid Administration will present a recommendation to Council about 2017 Alberta 55 Plus Games. Administration recommends advising ...

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Delegations Philip Osborne, Philtech Enterprises re: Compliance: The Foibles of Enforcement Culture Philip Osborne will present to Council on “The Foibles of Enforcement Culture.” Reports Municipal Public Art Policy PRL-160 Administration will present a recommendation to Council on the Municipal Public Art Policy. Administration recommends the policy remain in effect for another year, and to conduct a review before Jan. 1, 2017. The Municipal Public Art Policy aligns with Council’s recently approved Strategic Plan 2015- 2017. It supports increasing tourism, arts and culture programming throughout the region. The policy celebrates the region’s culture, history and people while enhancing the visual impact of public spaces. Council approved the policy for a one-year term and requested that Administration return with an ...

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Delegations Mr. Philip Osborne, Philtech Enterprises, re: Urban Chickens (amend Land Use Bylaw and Animal Control Bylaw to allow for the keeping of backyard chickens in the Urban Service Area) Philip Osborne will present to Council about allowing chickens in Fort McMurray. His presentation is attached to the agenda. Reports Capital Projects Status Update – Second Quarter, 2015 Administration will present the second quarterly status update on capital projects. This includes open projects, grant projects, provincial land transfer projects and projects in the closure process. Second Quarter 2015 Financial Performance Update Administration will present the second quarterly financial performance update. As part of the Council oversight responsibilities and transparency, quarterly updates are presented to Council identifying variances on actual expenses ...

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Bylaws Land Use Bylaw Amendment — Portion of W ½ 32-81-6 W4M, NE 32-81-6 W4M, S 5-82-6 W4M, NE 5-82-6 W4M — Highway 881, 77 km northwest of Janvier — Bylaw 15/005 The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has received an application to amend Land Use Bylaw 99/059 to redesignate portions of W ½ 32-81-6 W4M, NE 32-81-6 W4M, S 5-82-6 W4M & NE 5-82-6 W4M from Rural District to Business Industrial Unserviced District. The redesignation would allow Inter-Chem to expand their current operation at the Barr transload facility to handle crude oil and molten sulphur. Council posed several questions during the Public Hearing on April 14. The questions and answers are available in the Council Report for this item. ...

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Presentations Frank Reitz, Rotary Club of Fort McMurray re: Request for Loan and Grant Relating to Golf Course Construction Frank Reitz will give a presentation about the planned public golf club in Saline Creek Plateau. According to the presentation, it’s about 50 per cent built. The club faces about a 30 per cent funding shortfall. This is due to the economic downturn, fundraising challenges and cost overruns. The Rotary Club of Fort McMurray requests Council assist them with a 3.1 million loan in 2015, and a 3 million capital grant in 2016 to complete construction of the course. Bryan Lutes, Wood Buffalo Housing & Development Corporation, re: Investigating Seniors Housing Options Bryan Lutes, president and CEO of the Wood ...

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Bylaws Closure of Undeveloped Government Road Allowance – Hamlet of Anzac — Bylaw No. 14/028 Council will consider the second and third readings of a bylaw to close an undeveloped government road allowance in Anzac. To consolidate the road allowances with adjacent Municipal properties, the road allowance must be closed by bylaw. Administration supports the closure and consolidation as the road is undeveloped and doesn’t serve as public access to adjacent lands. The Minister of Transportation has signed the bylaw. Standing Council Committees Bylaw – Bylaw No. 15/019 Council will vote on the second and third readings of the Standing Council Committees Bylaw. The proposed bylaw will align Council's committee structure with the new Strategic Plan. "Strategic Plan — Building ...

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Public Hearings and Related Reports Land Use Bylaw Amendment – Lot 2, Plan 112 2917 (TaigaNova Eco-Industrial Park) - Bylaw No. 15/013 Council will vote on the second and third readings of an amendment to Land Use Bylaw No. 99/059, after holding the public hearing. In October, the Municipality received an application to amendment the bylaw to add “Personal Service Facility” as a discretionary use at 230 TaigaNova Cr. to allow the applicant to operate a medical spa. Administration does not support the amendment. The TaigaNova Eco-Industrial Park was created to provide for light and medium industrial uses. Allowing a commercial use in the district would decrease the units available for industrial uses. Administration is well aware of the shortage ...

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Presentations Wood Buffalo Housing and Development Corporation re: Willow Square Land Transfer Wood Buffalo Housing and Development Corporation will present to Council about feedback they have received through public engagement about the planned development on Willow Square. To view their presentation, visit rmwb.ca/council. Public Hearings and Related Reports Willow Square Road Closure – Bylaw No. 15/001 Council will vote on the second and third readings of this bylaw, which will close roads within the Willow Square Lands, following the public hearing. On November 21, 2014 the Province of Alberta committed to transferring its portion of the Willow Square lands purchased from the Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation to the Wood Buffalo Housing & Development Corporation by mid-December 2014 for ...

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Public Hearings and Related Reports Reserve Designation Removal for Portion of Lot 22R, Block 55, Plan 772 0076 The Public Hearing regarding the removal of the Reserve designation for a portion of Lot 22R, Block 55, Plan 772 0076 will take place. The Emmanuel Baptist Church has requested that the Municipality donate the approximately 0.05 acres of land. To facilitate the sale, removal of a portion of the Reserve designation is required. Bylaws Willow Square Road Closure — Bylaw No. 15/001 Council will vote on the first reading of this bylaw, which will close roads within the Willow Square Lands. Administration recommends the required public hearing be held June 9, 2015. On November 21, 2014 the Province of Alberta ...

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Presentations 2015-2017 Fiscal Management Strategy Administration will present the 2015-2017 Fiscal Management Strategy for approval as a guide for 2016 budget development, as recommended by the Audit and Budget Committee. Public Hearings and Related Reports Bylaw 15/006 — Willow Lake Area Structure Plan Administration will present a recommendation to Council to postpone the Public Hearing for the Willow Lake Area Structure Plan to June 9, 2015. Administration has received feedback relating to the plan and wishes further opportunity to review the submissions. Reserve Designation Removal for Portion of Lot 22R, Block 55, Plan 772 0076 Administration will present a recommendation to reschedule the public hearing regarding the removal of the Reserve designation for a portion of Lot 22R, Block 55, ...

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Presentations Cathy Yard, citizen poet re: Mayor’s Poetry City Challenge Local poet Cathy Yard will read a poem at the beginning of the Council Meeting, as party of the Mayor’s Poetry City Challenge. The project encourages municipal council across Canada to have a local poet read at the start of their Council meeting in March or April 2015, in celebration of UNESCO’s World Poetry Day and National Poetry Month in April. Darby Allen and Alan McIntosh, Regional Emergency Services re: Emergency Management — Elected Officials Regional Fire Chief Darby Allen and Assistant Deputy Chief Alan McIntosh from Regional Emergency Services will present to Council with the goal of familiarizing Mayor and Council with their roles in Emergency Management and providing ...

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Swearing-In of Councillor-Elect Colleen Tatum will be sworn in as a Ward 1 Councillor. She was elected in the March 30 By-Election. Presentations Darby Allen and Alan McIntosh, Regional Emergency Services re: Emergency Management — Elected Officials Regional Fire Chief Darby Allen and Assistant Deputy Chief Alan McIntosh from Regional Emergency Services will present to Council with the goal of familiarizing Mayor and Council with their roles in Emergency Management and providing information on the Municipality Emergency Management Program. Public Hearings and Related Reports Land Use Bylaw Amendment — Portion of W 1/2 32-81-6 W4M, NE 32-81-6 W4M, S-82-6 W4M, NE 5-82-6 W4M – Highway 881, 77 km northwest of Janvier – Bylaw No. 15/005 The Municipality has received a ...

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Bylaws Delegation of Council Authority — Bylaw No. 15/007, first reading Administration will present recommendations for Council to delegate two specific types of authority — the authority to review stop orders and the authority to grant subdivision extensions. Administration recommends delegating the authority to review a stop order to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board as this would ensure that reviews are carried out by a body better suited to handle them, from both the technical and legal perspective. Administration recommends delegating the authority to grant subdivision extensions to Administration to ensure that Council’s time is more focused on high level matters of policy and governance. Reports Subdivision Time Extension Request — Lot 2 Block 17 Plan 802 2678 Anzac ...

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Delegations Ron Fetzko, Tom Tabbert, and Darrell Scheers — McMurray Sno-Drifters re: 2016 Alberta Snowmobile Association (ASA) Jamboree The three presenters are scheduled to request a letter of support from Mayor and Council for the 2016 ASA Jamboree, which is taking place in Fort McMurray next March. They’ll also introduce the long-term goal of establishing a trail to the Trans Canada Snowmobile trail (TCT) network from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Bylaws Land Use Bylaw Amendment — Portions of W ½ 32-81-6 W4M, NE 32-81-6 W4M, S 5-82-6 W4M, NE 5-82-6 W4M — Hwy 881, 77 km northwest of Janvier — Bylaw No. 15/005 (First Reading) The Municipality has received a request to redesignate portions of W ½ 32-81-6 ...

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Bylaws Amendments to Local Improvement Debenture Borrowing Bylaws — Bylaw No. 15/003 and 15/004 Delegations may provide their input on the proposed amendments to Bylaw No. 03/047 — Gordon Avenue Upgrading (2003) and Bylaw No. 03/052 — Highway 63 North Water Supply Line Local Improvement. The amendments will result in a redistribution of the existing local improvement costs and will not add any new local improvement charges. Council will vote on the 2nd and 3rd readings of the amendments. Reports Community Identification Committee Recommendations — Rotary and Keyano Lands (Lot 1 Block 1 Plan 1320339 and Lot 2 Plan 8421771) Subdivision & Street Names Administration will present a report from the Community Identification Committee recommending names for the Rotary and ...

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Presentations Ian Dirom and Cathy Dreier, Waterfront Steering Committee Report On June 24, 2014, Council passed a resolution to establish a Waterfront Steering Committee to provide recommendations to Council regarding the development of policies concerning land uses along the waterfront of the Clearwater River and the Snye. Council passed Bylaw No. 14/031 on July 8, 2014, officially establishing the committee. Waterfront Steering Committee chair, Ian Dirom, and Cathy Dreier, vice chair, will present the committee’s findings to Council at Tuesday’s Council meeting. The committee put together the report after receiving input from the public and stakeholder groups. The full report can be found as an attachment to the agenda. Bylaws Amendments to Local Improvement Debenture Borrowing Bylaws — Bylaw No. ...

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Delegations Chief Allan Adam will present on behalf of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation on the topic of Addition to Reserves (ATR). Find his PowerPoint presentation at rmwb.ca/council in the agenda for the meeting. Presentations Bryan Lutes, the CEO and president of the Wood Buffalo Housing and Development Corporation (WBHD), will deliver a presentation about the WBHD’s community engagement process for the redevelopment of the lands at Franklin Avenue and Hospital Street. Michael Cachia, Russell Agnew and Rachel Orser will present on behalf of the Regional Recreation Corporation about the planned Northside Recreation Centre. Their presentation is attached to the meeting agenda. The Waterfront Steering Committee will present a report of their findings, which was put together after receiving ...

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What’s going on at Council tonight? Here’s a quick summary to get you up to speed. Last week Council deferred three items due to the late hour. Tonight, those three items are on the agenda at a Special Council Meeting, which starts at 4 p.m. First, Council will consider a recommendation from the Audit and Budget Committee to extend the Lower Townsite Redevelopment Incentive Program to Dec. 31, 2016. The program, which launched in 2010, allows some offsite costs of development to shift to the General Municipal Levy, improving the viability of establishing a new business. As the program has been a success over the last four years, the Audit and Budget Committee recommends that Council approve extending it ...

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What’s going on at the Council meeting tonight? Here’s a quick summary to get you up to speed. Bylaws First, council will vote on the first reading of the Highway 69/Clearwater River Valley Area Structure Plan (ASP) 99/058 — Bylaw No. 14/036 and the Land Use Bylaw 99/059 — Bylaw 14/037. Bylaw No. 14/036 would amend the Highway 69/Clearwater River Valley ASP to change the designation of a portion of Section Southwest 30, Township 88, Range 8 and W4M from Open Space to Proposed Business Industrial. Bylaw 14/037 would amend the Land Use Bylaw to change the designation of Section Southwest 30, Township 88, Range 8 and W4M from Urban Expansion District to Business Industrial District. Administration is recommending these ...

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On the agenda for Council's October 14 meeting is Municipal Public Utilities Bylaw No. 14/035, which would prohibit others from supplying a utility service within the municipality that’s the same as or similar to a service provided by the municipality or a subsidiary of the municipality. Council will also consider a land-use bylaw amendment that will allow for the development of office space for the Conklin Resource Development Advisory Committee. Second and third readings are also on the agenda for a land-use bylaw amendment that will support the Athabasca Power Centre, a large-format retail shopping development north of the Timberlea overpass.

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