Council has 3 options over bylaw
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.