14 February 2018

Council Highlights Feb 13, 2018

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Council Highlights Feb 13, 2018

 

 

CAPP Caribou Presentation / New Landfill Zoning Bylaw 2018 Council Strategic Priorities / Evansburg Water & Sewer Local Improvement Bylaw / Preschool Support / Municipal Reserve Closure Request

 

 

 

CAPP Caribou Presentation – Canada’s Oil & Natural Gas Producers (CAPP) made a presentation to Council on the potential impacts for oil and gas producers in the areas that would be affected by the Woodland Caribou Range Plan in the Northwest tip of Yellowhead County (and across the province.) The plan focuses on supporting caribou recovery for reduced populations in this area.

New Landfill Zoning Bylaw – A Public Hearing was held for a new land-use zone to be included in the County’s Land Use Bylaw (LUB). The proposed Landfill and Composting (LC) District stipulates where and what type of landfill can be built in Yellowhead County. Landfill developers will need to apply for LC District zoning for any newly proposed waste management site. The purpose of the LC District encourages these developments to be on Crown land and away from residential settlements. This LC District zoning process will allow concerns from residents to be heard before Council for any new landfill.

2018 Council Strategic Priorities – The Strategic Priorities document gives Council, administration a plan to guide what Council has prioritized as the most important goals and projects for the County for the upcoming year. The objectives within the document, that range from seniors housing to roads and recreation facilities, are chosen from concerns heard by Council during the election; as well as previous issues and ongoing projects and plans undertaken by the municipality.

Evansburg Water & Sewer Local Improvement Bylaw – Council gave the final reading for the local improvement bylaw for the multi-year project for the residential Evansburg water and sewer upgrades. The cost of the project for the water and sewer line upgrades to residents is split 50/50 between the benefitting property owners and the County. Roads and sidewalks that are part of the new infrastructure are funded entirely by the municipality.

Preschool Support –Council decided to help fund non-profit County preschools at 50% with the remaining operating costs coming from the preschool through registration fees and fundraising. The agreement for the funding stipulates minimum standard operating requirements for the funded preschools.

Municipal Reserve Closure Request – Council approved first reading of bylaw 6.18 to remove the municipal reserve designation to accommodate the new Brule community hall. A Public Hearing will be held on March 13, 2018, and will allow the public to voice their input on this proposed bylaw.

 

 

 

The next Council Meetings is February 27, 2018. The next Governance & Priorities Committee Meeting is February 20, 2018. All meetings start at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers.

 

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