A Land Use Bylaw amendment to add a Wildfire Recovery Overlay is to be read a first time tonight at Council.
The overlay seeks to do three things: remove uncertainty caused by the present “discretionary use” designation of all lands in Abasand and Beacon Hill and much of Waterways, make clear that in residential zones within the Overlay Area other than R3, those who wish to rebuild to the same building footprint that existed prior to the wildfire will not be denied a development permit to do so, and establish with certainty what a property owner (or a group of owners working together) must do in order to be assured of receiving development approval when a proposed rebuild is not to the same building footprint that existed prior to the wildfire.
Council will also hear about overtime pay for RMWB workers.
Councillor Sheldon Germain brought forward a motion last week to compensate municipal employees for overtime hours worked from May 1, 2016 until such time as the State of Local Emergency ends.
Included in the motion is that administration be directed to submit the total sum of overtime payments to the government for reimbursement under the Disaster Recovery Program
Council meets tonight at six.