People in Wembley will again get to share their thoughts on the Source transloading facility. A public hearing is being held as part of the process to change a land use bylaw to allow truck and rail transloading terminals to fall under permitted use.
The crude-by-rail facility proposed for the town will be a joint operation between Source and Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd and will operate out of the Source terminal in Wembley. During the transloading process crude will be pumped between rail cars and tanker trucks and eventually shipped off.
At an open house on January 21st, more than 90 residents showed up to voice their concerns about the new facility including those about smell, noise and an increase in train traffic. Despite that, the development permit for the facility was approved back in February.
Anyone wanting to look at documents related to the matter can do so at the town office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
The hearing will be held at the town office on July 22nd at 8 p.m. and people will get the chance to present to council members. People wishing to submit a written statement instead must have them set to the town office before noon on July 18th.