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Civeo to argue against proposed fees bylaw at public hearing

Last Updated May 13, 2019 at 1:28 pm MDT

The Oct. 22 council meeting features a public hearing on the proposed user fees bylaw. The Civeo Corporation is expected to speak at the hearing, arguing the bylaw would "significantly increase" fees for the project accommodations. Supplied by Civeo Corporation.

Tomorrow’s council meeting will be quite busy with two major issues coming to the forefront.

The major issue for mayor and council is the public hearing on the bylaw concerning fees.

Council will decide on a new bylaw that would cover services such as animal control, emergency services, licensing, transit, and others.

Scheduled to speak on the motion is Bob Greaves, the director of Land Management for the Civeo Corporation.

Coupled with the proposed Project Accommodation moratorium, Civeo argues the bylaw would see a “significant increase” in fees.

The company questions if this calculation for fees for Project Accommodations is annual, monthly, or another time interval.

2018 Alberta Winter Games Legacy

Also, the 2018 Alberta Winter Games Host Society makes their final presentation.

They will discuss the games’ overall impact on local business and the community.

The games also raised a surplus of approximately $1.49 million.

They will recommend legacy grants of $60,000 to the Fort McMurray Catholic School District, Fort McMurray Public School District, and Keyano College.

These grants would assist in their sport development.

As for the remaining funds, they would enter the Emerging Issues Reserve for the upcoming 2022 Arctic Winter Games.

Council meetings start at 4 p.m.