City of Regina
Saskatchewan CA

CC Committee Report
CR17-30

2017 Citizen Nominee to the Development Appeals Board

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - MARCH 15, 2017

 

The Committee adopted a resolution to concur in the recommendation contained in the report.  Recommendation #2 does not require City Council approval.

 

Mayor Michael Fougere, Councillors:  Andrew Stevens (Chairperson), Lori Bresciani, Sharron Bryce, John Findura, Jerry Flegel, Jason Mancinelli, Joel Murray and Barbara Young were present during consideration of this report by the Executive Committee.

 

 

The Executive Committee, at the PRIVATE session of its meeting held on March 15, 2017, considered the following report from the Administration:

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

1.              That Gina McGinn be nominated for appointment to the Development Appeals Board for a term effective April 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019 or until a successor is appointed.

 

2.              That this report be submitted to the March 27, 2017 City Council meeting for consideration.

 

CONCLUSION

 

An e-mail dated December 20, 2016 was received from Noel Geremia, member of the Development Appeals Board advising of his resignation, effective January 24, 2017. 

 

City Council should appoint a new member to fill the vacancy on the Development Appeals Board.  The new member will be provided with an orientation by the Office of the City Clerk.

 

BACKGROUND

 

The purpose of this report is to facilitate the appointment of a citizen member to the Development Appeals Board.

 

The Development Appeals Board is a quasi-judicial board comprised of five citizen members appointed by City Council to hear and consider appeals to zoning regulations in accordance with the duties and powers of the The Planning and Development Act, 2007. Applicants should have experience in hearing appeals or in meetings that involve an adjudication process, as well as experience with writing decisions.  The terms of the citizen members are staggered, up to three year appointments.

 

DISCUSSION

 

An e-mail dated December 20, 2016 was received from Noel Geremia, member of the Development Appeals Board advising of his resignation, effective January 24, 2017. 

 

The vacancy was advertised in The Leader Post on January 28, 2017 and February 4, 2017 and online at Regina.ca.  The deadline for applications was Wednesday, February 15, 2017.   

 

The Chair of the Board, Brian Harris, and the Board Secretary, Elaine Gohlke, met with Mayor Fougere on March 2, 2017 to review the applications and discuss the applicants and the skills, competencies and time commitment needed for appointment to the Board.

 

RECOMMENDATION IMPLICATIONS

 

Financial Implications

 

None with respect to this report.

 

Environmental Implications

 

None with respect to this report.

 

Policy and/or Strategic Implications

 

Serving on a Committee of Council is both a privilege and means for the public to communicate with Council on behalf of the community.  The time, effort and expertise members dedicate to Committees of Council is invaluable and contributes significantly to Council’s vision.

 

Other Implications

 

None with respect to this report.

 

Accessibility Implications

 

None with respect to this report.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

After the City Council meeting, all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their applications.

 

DELEGATED AUTHORITY

 

Citizen nominations and organizational appointments require City Council approval.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

 

Jim Nicol, Secretary