Coun­cil has 3 op­tions over by­law

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South Waikato Dis­trict Coun­cil’s pro­posed Clean Air by­law re­ceived 76 sub­mis­sions dur­ing its pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion process, which closed on Novem­ber 9.

Coun­cil com­mu­ni­ca­tion man­ager Kerry Fabrie said 20 peo­ple would speak to their sub­mis­sions dur­ing up­com­ing hear­ings.

The process from this point will in­clude sub­mis­sions be­ing col­lated and a re­port com­piled for coun­cil, a hear­ing date will be set, those sub­mit­ters who wish to be heard will be no­ti­fied and times al­lo­cated, hear­ings will be held and the coun­cil will con­sider the sub­mis­sions, lis­ten to sub­mit­ters and then re­solve a de­ci­sion.

How­ever, Ms Fabrie said there were three op­tions avail­able for the coun­cil.

Op­tion one states that if the coun­cil wishes to pro­ceed with the by­law, ei­ther as is or with changes be­cause of the sub­mis­sion process, staff will ac­tion any amend­ments to the by­law and it will be adopted. Op­tion two ex­plains that be­cause of the sub­mis­sions, the by­law will be amended to such an ex­tent that coun­cil feels fur­ther com­mu­ni­ca­tion point­ing out the changes is re­quired and the process out­lined above will have to be re­peated.

Op­tion three is that the by­law will not be adopted.

‘‘All of this can­not be pre­de­ter­mined at this time, ob­vi­ously the process is not yet com­plete, hence the op­tions,’’ Ms Fabrie said.

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