Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

Special Board Meeting Nov 3

Notice of Special Board of Directors Meeting

Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority Board of Directors to hold special Board meeting on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. at South Huron Recreation Centre in Exeter

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016

Time: 11 a.m. 

Location: South Huron Recreation Centre, 94 Victoria Street East, Exeter, Ontario


This notice is to let you know that the Chairman of the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) Board of Directors, at the written request of one-third of the Directors, has called a special meeting of the Board of Directors. 

This special Board meeting is to take place on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. at South Huron Recreation Centre, 94 Victoria Street East, Exeter, Ontario. 

The meeting business is that the ABCA Board of Directors consider this NOTICE OF MOTION: 

RESOLVED, THAT the ABCA Board of Directors declares that it does NOT intend to implement the ABCA Shoreline Development Guidelines of Section 7.8 in the report (pages 113-117) in its proposed form and does not endorse the underlying principle of “managed retreat” and the unilateral prohibition of any shoreline protection works.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe board deliberations and, as with all meetings of the Board, the rules of procedure adhere to the current edition of Bourinot’s Rules of Order. The meeting has been moved to the South Huron Recreation Centre location in Exeter in acknowledgement of public interest in the draft Consultant Recommendation Report prepared by consultants doing technical work for the 2015-2017 Update of the Shoreline Management Plan (SMP). While this working meeting of the Board of Directors is open to the public it has been called so Directors can discuss and vote upon the motion. It is not being held as a ‘public meeting’ with mechanisms for public remarks – however, public meetings in open-house format will be held in 2017 when there is commencement of shoreline management draft local policy development.

It was previously posted that the ABCA Board of Directors would consider the above motion at the regularly scheduled board meeting on Thursday, November 24, 2016. However, as many members of the public have shared their belief in the importance of receiving timely clarity on the Board’s position on the policies proposed by the consultants in the draft report, the Board of Directors wants to accommodate this public request and is providing notice through this web posting, as well as through other avenues, 

A draft agenda for the special meeting is posted at abca.on.ca at this link:

The notice of special meeting is in the latest edition of the Shoreline Management Plan SMP Update Newsletter: Notice of Special Board of Directors Meeting

We thank you for your continued interest in the 2015-2017 work to update the current Shoreline Management Plan (2000). We will continue to consider public input prior to and during commencement of development of draft local policies in 2017. We look forward to continuing to work with you over the coming year and years to ensure policies for management along the shoreline continue to be based on the best and most current information possible and continue to protect life and property and the public interest in an effective, responsible, and practical manner.

To find out more:

The results of the Board of Directors’ special meeting will be shared with all subscribers to the free electronic newsletter.

To receive email updates and newsletters on the 2015-2017 Shoreline Management Plan SMP Update you are invited to subscribe to the free electronic newsletter at this link:  Subscribe Now 

The draft of the Consultant Recommendation Report is available for free download and review and comments at the Shoreline Management Plan Update web page at this link: Shoreline Management Page 

Thank you once again. If you have any questions, please contact staff through the staff contact page: Staff Contacts

 
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