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Combined Meeting of Council Sept. 12-14, 2016

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The Sept. 12-14, 2016, Combined Meeting of Council included:

Land Use Items

Secondary Suites

A total of 34 secondary suites were approved including those in the communities of North Glenmore Park, Whitehorn and Mount Pleasant. Council did not approve secondary suites in Sandstone Valley, Braeside, Kingsland and Maple Ridge.

Items from Administration and Committees

New Affordable Housing Development in Rosedale

Council approved the development of 16 affordable housing units in the community of Rosedale. The development of these units will progress The City’s Corporate Affordable Housing Strategy commitment of developing 160 affordable housing units by 2018. It will also introduce a new built form model to The City’s portfolio of affordable housing options which can be replicated on future sites, and serve as templates for not-for-profit and private sector developments. The majority of funding for the project will come from Provincial Block Funding.

Notices of Motion

Green Cart Monthly Rates for 2017

Council approved a notice of motion to review green cart monthly rates for 2017. Council directed Administration to investigate options and potential funding sources to fund Green Cart implementation to reduce the monthly rate per household to $0 until January 1, 2018, and report back at the September 19 Strategic Council Meeting.

Water Fluoridation in Calgary

Council rejected a notice of motion to engage the University of Calgary’s O’Brien Institute for Public Health to conduct an objective assessment of the evidence regarding community water fluoridation. In a motion arising Council requested the Mayor send a letter to Alberta Health Services asking it to examine the systematic causes of increased rates of tooth decay in Alberta.

Sandstone City: Asserting Calgary's Heritage and Cultural Legacy

Council approved a notice of motion to explore the potential of using local quarry sites to provide materials for the rehabilitation of Calgary’s historic sandstone properties. Council directed Administration to identify potential stakeholders interested in small-scale quarrying and processing, engage with the larger public about reactivating these sites, and engage with both stakeholders and the public about the feasibility of the development of the Edworthy Park and J.A. Lewis Quarry sites. Council further directed Administration to scope the necessary steps and return on investment to undertake the small-scale quarrying at these sites to address future City's needs.


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