The Mar. 13 - 14, 2017, Combined Meeting of Council included:
Land Use Items
All 14 secondary suite applications were approved.
Amendments to the Land Use Bylaw for the Centre City East Village Land Use Districts
Council approved amendments to the Land Use Bylaw related to the Centre City East Village Districts. This was done after the removal of all “Payday Loans” uses from East Village Districts. The amendments align with the proposed polices of the Centre City Guidebook and the East Village Area Redevelopment Plan. The amendments address existing barriers to development and provide flexibility in how mixed-use development can be achieved.
Haiti Reconstruction Fund
Council supported this notice of motion and directed Administration to contribute $25,000 to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Haiti Reconstruction Fund. Council share this resolution with other Alberta Municipalities, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, and the FCM. FCM has established a Reconstruction Fund for Haiti and invited Municipalities throughout Canada to contribute to it as a symbol of municipal solidarity and support for municipalities impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Funds collected will be used to help partner municipalities in Les Palmes region rebuild small infrastructure (roads, culverts, protective dikes) in rural areas.
Rangeview Cell E Developer Funded Area Structure Plan
Council supported this notice of motion and directed Administration to include a developer funded Area Structure Plan on Cell E into the 2018 work plan and to commence same in Q1 2018. Council further directed administration to notify developers of the intent of the work plan and work with the developers to scope developer funded long term studies so these studies can begin in Q2 2017 and be complete by beginning of 02 2018 in anticipation of future Area Structure Plan work. The new developer funded Area Structure Plan (ASP) model requires the completion of preliminary studies in advance of commencement of the ASP, some of which require four seasons of information to ensure an efficient planning process.
Status of Bingo Facilities
Council supported this notice of motion and directed administration to cancel the municipal portion of the 2017 taxes with the following conditions, the Bingos individually maintain their status as Class 'A' Bingo Facilities for 2017 and the property owners of the three properties occupied by the Bingos confirm in writing that they will provide the full benefit of the tax cancellations to the Bingos. Bingo facilities are run by non-profit organizations that facilitate fundraising for over 100 non-profit and charitable organizations.
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