Application for Port container terminal with Supreme Court

  • Tue Mar 24th, 2015 7:00pm
  • News

Results for the rezoning application for Infinity West’s planned container barge terminal in Port Clements have been postponed until April. The rezoning has become an issue for Port Clements since many Village Council members are in conflict of interest with the project. The situation now has to go to the Supreme Court to be reviewed because of the conflicts of interest with council. Once the Supreme court has made their decision, the rezoning will be handed back over to Village Council to vote on the matter, Village CAO Kim Munsynsky told the Observer.Local logging company Infinity West has started to feel the push from Government agencies to begin construction of the container barge terminal in Port Clements. Infinity West has told council the barge facility could create up to 17 full-time jobs, and an additional four jobs in associated activities like chipping logs and running a marine fuel depot. Infinity West resubmitted its rezoning application in December to include changes that were based on comments made at public hearings last year. The proposed rezoning would allow the company to build a barge terminal and dry-land port. The rezoning will prohibit industrial development in a 10-metre buffer area from the high-tide line, and would also prohibit the watering and dewatering of logs on the waterfront, with the exception of a small area at the north end of the property, where the terminal is planned to be built.  The final decision of council on the rezoning of the Infinity West property is postponed until the Supreme Court has made their decision, which will not happen until April.