City Hall is hoping a town hall meeting to hear results from a consultants’ report on the Ajax mine proposal will be a polite one.
“The City thanks the public in advance for maintaining a respectful and informative meeting,” said the City in a news release. “Council asks that the public refrain from offering comments or opinions during the question period.”
The town hall meeting for SLR Consulting Ltd. (SLR) and Interior Health (IH) to present the results of their independent reviews of Ajax will take place at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre at 1250 Rogers Way, 6-10 p.m., on Monday, June 19, 2017. It will also be streamed live on the City’s website for those who are unable to attend in person.
The meeting will begin with a short presentation from Interior Health, including medical health officer Dr. Kamran Golmohammadi, and Ivor Norlin, manager of infrastructure programs, Health Protection. This will be followed by a presentation by SLR, which was hired by the City to perform an independent review of the application.
The last hour of the meeting will be opened up to the public to seek clarification from SLR’s consultant and IH on their presentations. Members of the public who wish to speak will be allocated three minutes each to put forward their questions.
At a June 22, 2017, special council meeting, council will ask questions of the SLR representatives. On July 17, council will vote on its response to the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office regarding the proposed mine. The public will not be able to ask questions at either of those subsequent meetings.