Developing a Planning Strategy and Land Use By-law begins with the community. The Municipality uses an Area Advisory Committee (AAC) process for encouraging public participation. The process looks to ensure there is input on planning matters at the local level. Committees serve as a starting point for input on plan development, or on identified 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 each of the respective communities, as of May 2017.
Planning matters in the Osprey Village and Municipal Industrial Park Plan Areas go directly to the Municipality's Planning Advisory Committee (PAC).
The five AACs were 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). Committee procedures are identified in the AAC Terms of Reference.
The Role of the Area Advisory Committee:
- AAC are advisory in nature, and provide input to the Planning Advisory Committee and Municipal Council on local planning matters.
- AAC makes recommendations in the best interest of the community.
- No power to make decisions on planning matters.