Reeve Upham declared the Public Hearing open at 11:12 a.m.
Council was informed that the public hearing was advertised in accordance with section 606 of the M.G.A. and the adjacent landowners were notified of the proposed rezoning.
Krystle Fedoretz, Planning and Development Officer, informed Council that the purpose of the Public Hearing is to amend Land Use Bylaw No. 1486 as it relates to rezoning 37.99 acres in PNE 35-58-10-W4 from Agricultural to one lot of Industrial Commercial and 3 lots of Country Residential 2.
Krystle read aloud a submission from Harry, Ursula and Liza Zellweger in opposition to the proposed rezoning. They are concerned about unsuitable water running from the property into the lake. They are also concerned with the increased noise, traffic and recreational vehicles around the lake which will affect the natural habitat for the birds and geese.
Krystle then read a letter from Lothar, Irma, Valencia & Mario Poser also in opposition to the proposed rezoning. They feel that the agricultural land should be left in it's natural state as it is good farmland with good soil. The correction line road will not sustain the increased traffic. The Posers forsee acreage owners complaining about equipment working early mornings and late into the evenings. They stated that this type of site should be developed at locations already zoned for Industrial Commercial use.
Valencia Poser then spoke in opposition to the rezoning as she does not believe that pristine farmland with good soil should be rezoned for industrial use when there is poor farmland that can be used instead. She stated that they are not opposed to development in the County, however it should be done on suitable land in a suitable location. She is also concerned with the natural slope of the land and drainage to the lake which would be negatively affected by the proposed business.
Cora Lee Beaulieau also spoke in opposition to the proposed rezoning as they do not want an industrial site in the area. It will have a negative impact on the lake; even with the restrictions on the lot, there will be some spillage. It is a natural habitat for migratory birds and it is good productive farmland that should be left in it's natural state.
Carmen Zellweger requested if impact studies had been done and why would an industrial/commercial lot be allowed up against the lake?
No one spoke in favor of the proposed rezoning.
Following the presentations to Council, Reeve Upham declared the Public Hearing closed. Time: 11:37 a.m.
Councillor Frank Sloan withdrew his motion.