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Regional Council tour to pay a visit to Janvier, Conklin

Last Updated Jun 24, 2022 at 10:25 am MDT

The Conklin Multiplex is the site for a special RMWB Council meeting on Monday, June 27, 2022. Photo supplied by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Mayor and Councillors will hit the road with an official Council meeting scheduled for June 27, 2022.

The special Council meeting marks the first time an official meeting will be held outside of Fort McMurray since a visit to Anzac in 2019.

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Mayor Sandy Bowman spoke about the importance of Council tours.

“I am very appreciative of the amazing hospitality we received in all the rural communities we visited. Building even better relationships and friendships while seeking to learn and understand from each other is the best way to work together.”

Bowman added he looks forward to ongoing discussions with community leaders in the region.

The visit comes following an Indigenous Flag Raising ceremony in Fort Chipewyan, and the opening of the Fort McKay Fire Hall.

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On June 27, the hamlets of Janvier and Conklin will welcome Mayor and Councillors.

Janvier will host a Community Brunch at 10:30 a.m., which includes tours of community facilities such as the fire hall, Father R. Perin School, and the water treatment plant.

Later, Council will tour facilities in Conklin, and hold a meet and greet in the Conklin Multiplex at 2 p.m., followed by a special Council meeting at 3 p.m.

According to the Municipality, the meeting will feature a public hearing on Bylaw No. 22/008.

“[The] Amendment to Conklin Area Structure Plan No 13/024, which would reduce the minimum lot size requirement on five land parcels and allow the Conklin Resource Development Advisory Committee to subdivide the parcels.”

A regular Council tradition, regional tours were halted due to the pandemic.