RMWB Holding Six Open Houses Around Flood Mitigation in Six Flood-Prone Areas

The municipality will be holding six open houses in the next couple of weeks around flood mitigation.

Residents in the six flood-prone areas are getting the chance to share their views on how the RMWB should proceed with work in each neighbourhood.

Right now, they’re discussing potential buyouts for residents in Draper, Ptarmigan Court, and those who live under 250 metres in Waterways and Longboat Landing.

“We need to continue to hear from residents and property owners,” said Matthew Hough, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. “While the way forward for some is obvious, the way forward for the community is not. There are many different paths that we can take to increase our community resilience against flooding.”

The first two meetings will be held at the J. Howard Pew Memorial Family Park on August 11 and 12. The first goes from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the second taking place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Snye Park will host the next two meetings on August 18 and 19. The first will also be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the second going from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MacDonald Island Park will host the last two meetings in its parking lot on August 25 and 26. Once again, the first will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the second from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Residents are asked to register for a two-hour time slot to make sure COVID-19 measures are still followed. Times can be set by calling the Pulse Line at 780-743-7000 or by emailing [email protected].

Wood Buffalo council will potentially make a final decision for each neighbourhood on September 15.

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