24 October 2018

Council Highlights October 23, 2018

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Council Highlights October 23, 2018

Deputy Mayor Appointment \ Council Meeting Dates \ Declaration of Agricultural Disaster \ Council Considers Big Horn Trail Assistance / Edson Recreation Complex Architectural Services Awarded / Creek Staging Area / Land Use Bylaw Amendment / Proposed Limestone Mine East of Jasper Park Gates / Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) Bylaw

Deputy Mayor Appointment – Council voted for Sandra Cherniawsky to assume the role of Deputy Mayor.

Council Meeting Dates – Council moved to set regular meeting dates for 2019. Council meetings will be held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month and Governance and Priorities Committees will be held on the third Tuesday of each month.

Declaration of Agricultural Disaster – Council moved to seek support from the provincial government for local agricultural producers. The letter declares that the county is in a state of agricultural disaster due to poor, weather-impaired harvest.

Council Considers Big Horn Trail Assistance– Council will tentatively support the Bighorn Trail Rehabilitation Project Phase One by including consideration of a $30,000 grant for this project in the 2019 budget deliberations.

Edson Recreation Complex Architectural Services Awarded – Council approved awarding the tender for the Edson Multi-Use Recreation Complex Architectural and Professional Services to Stantec Architecture Ltd. in the amount of $67,800.

Creek Staging Area – Council awarded the tender for the Solomon Creek Trailhead Staging Area near Brule in the amount of $60,495.00 to Westridge Sand and Gravel of Hinton.
Bylaw for Wildwood ASP Amendment – Council passed Bylaw 16.18, to amend Bylaw 9.05, the Wildwood Area Structure Plan (ASP), in regards to a landowner’s request to amend the ASP to accommodate an Overhead Door Manufacturing Facility.

Land Use Bylaw Amendment – Council passed Bylaw 17.18, to amend Land Use Bylaw 16.13 from Hamlet Commercial (HC) to Hamlet Industrial (HI) in support of an Overhead Door Manufacturing Facility (as referenced above).

Proposed Limestone Mine East of Jasper Park Gates – A letter will be sent to the Ministers of Energy and Alberta Environment & Parks opposing a proposed limestone mine within the proposed Overlander Tourism Area Structure Plan (ASP) in Yellowhead County near Jasper Park. Yellowhead County has been working with the AB Environment & Parks on this tourism node since 2012 and Council feels that an industrial operation such as a limestone mine would not be compatible with the proposed recreation-based future land uses for this area.

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) Bylaw – To comply with recent changes to province’s Municipal Government Act for SDAB requirements, Council passed a new bylaw includes wording changes, training requirements, and the number of municipal councillors limited to one.

The next Council Meeting is on November 13, 2018. The next Governance & Priorities Committee Meeting is on November 14, 2018. All meetings start at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers.

 

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