Developing a Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law begins with the Community. MODL uses an Area Advisory Committee (AAC) process for public participation. This ensures input on planning matters at the local level. This is a starting point for input on plan development or planning matters that requires Council approval.
MODL has 5 Area Advisory Committees:
- Princes Inlet & Area
- Riverport & District
- Village of Hebbville
Click here to see a list of AAC members by respective community, as of May 2016.
Planning matters in the Osprey Village and Municipal Industrial Park planning areas go directly to the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC).
AACs are established by Resolution of Council. Volunteers from the Community are appointed by Council to sit on an Area Advisory Committee (7 public members; 1 Councillor). The procedure of the committee is established by the AAC Terms of Reference.
The Role of the Area Advisory Committee:
- AAC are advisory in nature.
- AAC makes recommendations in the best interest of the community.
- AAC advise the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) and Municipal Council on local planning matters.
- No power to make decisions on planning matters.