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Council Decisions: July 28, 2020

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the July 28, 2020 Council Meeting. This is a general overview of decisions only. Details of the agenda items can be found in the meeting’s agenda and details on the specifics of the decisions can be found in the minutes of this meeting, both on the Council Minutes & Archives page. Details are also available by contacting the County’s Municipal Clerk’s Office.

General Business

  • Council approved to proceed with the application for Specialized Municipality status to the Minister of Municipal Affairs. Balzac East, Conrich (business and hamlet area), Janet, Springbank Airport, Langdon, Harmony, and Bragg Creek will be included in the application as urban service areas.
  • Council approved a request from Springbank Trails and Pathways Association to be identified as an Additional Named Insured through the County’s insurance provider, Rural Municipal of Alberta (RMA) Insurance in accordance with Council Policy C-200 Insurance Coverage for Non-Profit Organizations.
  • Council tabled a motion for a budget adjustment of $88,500 in additional funds for the Langdon Off-leash Dog Park until the first Council meeting in September.
  • Council received, for information, a report by Recreation, Parks and Community Support outlining the reallocation of $28,000 in surplus funds by the FCSS Board to help address the shortfall of fundraising and grant sources to FCSS funded non-profit agencies and programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Council received, for information, a report by Financial Services outlining a potential Local Improvement Plan in the Prince of Peace development Harbour, Manor and School for the installation of a potable water pipeline.
  • Council received, for information, a report by Financial Services outlining a potential Local Improvement Plan in the Prince of Peace development Village for the installation of a potable water pipeline and directed Administration to prepare a Local Improvement Plan and corresponding borrowing bylaw for the water system in the Prince of Peace subdivision.
  • Council approved a budget adjustment of $930,000 to fund the County’s obligation for upgrades to the Glenmore Trail and Garden Road intersection improvement project, in partnership with the City of Calgary, Alberta Transportation and Emcor Development Corporation. Funding to be provided through the Transportation Offsite Levy.
  • Council approved a budget adjustment of $358,865 in additional funds for the Bragg Creek Flood Mitigation project, as per the revised funding agreement with the Province, to support 2020 construction.
  • Council approved the Terms of Reference for the developer-led and wholly developer-funded Shepard Industrial Area Structure Plan to guide future development in the area in accordance with the County Plan, the Rocky View County/City of Calgary Intermunicipal Development Plan, and the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board Regional Growth Plan.
  • Council approved general updates to the Customer Service Standards Policy C-108 as part of their regular policy review process.
  • Council approved general updates to the Board and Committee Member Compensation and Reimbursement Policy C-221 as part of their regular policy review process.
  • Council approved an additional operating funding request for $60,000 to subsidize operating losses incurred in 2019 at the Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre.
  • Council approved a request to amend the MSI grant application for capital improvements for the Springbank Park for All Seasons totaling $300,000. Should the MSI funds not be approved, $150,000 will be funding from the Recreation Levy for completion of required projects.
  • Council approved a motion directing Administration to proceed with the Notice of Appeal regarding Kissel et al v Rocky View County - 2020 ABQB 406.
  • Council approved Bylaw C-8071-2020 to amend the existing Procedure Bylaw C-7907-2019, to accommodate new meeting management software (eScribe), to specify that debate and amendments for first reading of bylaws are not permitted, and to fix an error on amending motions.
  • Council approved amendments to the Land Use Bylaw C-8000-2020, including the amendment of maps to align with Council’s previously approved land use redesignations, the regulation and allowance of digital signs, an increase in area of accessory buildings as permitted uses in Agricultural Districts, the removal of restrictions on the personal keeping of dogs, along with several additional amendments brought forward from Councillors.
  • Council approved amendments to the 2020 Master Rates Bylaw C-8063-2020, including updates to the Planning and Development fees to align terminology with the new Land Use Bylaw C-8000-2020, and removal of fees that are no longer relevant/used.
  • Council received, for information, an update on the 2020 Council Priorities and Significant Issues list, including all active, ongoing and pending priorities and initiatives to assist council on the status of business items.
  • Council approved a Motion Arising, directing Administration to prepare the terms of reference to initiate an amendment to the Balzac East Area Structure Plan to include 465 acres of land located at the northeast corner of Range Road 291 and Highway 566 owned by 1248494 Alberta Ltd.

Planning and Development

  • Division 8 – File PL20200010 (05724053), Bylaw C-8037-2020, Redesignation Item: Agricultural Holdings District to Residential Two District to facilitate the future subdivision of four lots ranging from ±4.02 to ± 5.95 acres in size, with the additional provision of a ±0.618 acre public utility lot. Considered under the Rocky View County/City of Calgary Intermunicipal Development Plan, and Bearspaw Area Structure Plan. Second Reading was approved. Council voted to table the application pending completion of an environmental assessment to consider the size of the riparian setback and a geotechnical assessment to evaluation slope stability and building areas.
  • Division 1 – File PL20190205 (04833007), Bylaw C-8013-2020, Redesignation Item: Ranch and Farm District to Ranch and Farm Two District in order to facilitate the creation of a ±70.00 acre parcel with ± 80.00 acre remainder. Considered under the County Plan. Approved.
  • Division 5 – File PL20190181 (05308013), Bylaw C-8022-2020, Redesignation Item: Ranch and Farm District to Ranch and Farm Two District to accommodate a trucking company. Considered under the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board Regional Growth Plan. Approved.
  • Division 4 – File PL20200053 (03323008), Bylaw C-8050-2020, Redesignation Item: Agricultural Holdings District to Live-Work District in order to facilitate expansion of the existing truck dispatch business from 2 trucks to 5 trucks. Considered under the County Plan. Approved. Council also approved a Motion Arising that section SW-23-23-28-W04M within this bylaw be included in the Land Use Bylaw as a Live-Work area.
  • Division 5 – File PL20200041 (05308015), Bylaw C-8054-2020, Redesignation Item: Residential Two District to Live-Work District in order to facilitate the operation of a trucking business. Considered under the County Plan. Approved.
  • Division 8 – File PL20190139 (06713007, 06713071, 06713072), Bylaw C-7954-2019, Redesignation Item: Residential Two District to Residential One District in order to facilitate the creation of a 2.0 acre parcel (Lot 1), a 2.0 acre parcel (Lot 2), a 2.0 acre parcel (Lot 3), a 2.0 acre parcel (Lot 4), and a 3.1 acre parcel (Lot 5). Considered under the Bearspaw Area Structure Plan. Approved.

First Readings

  • Divisions 2 & 3 – File 1015-550, Bylaw C-8031-2020: North Springbank Area Structure Plan to guide future redesignation, subdivision, and development proposals within the plan area. First Reading approved.
  • Divisions 2 & 3 – File 1015-550, Bylaw C-8064-2020: South Springbank Area Structure Plan to guide future redesignation, subdivision, and development proposals within the plan area. First Reading approved.
  • Division 5 – File 1012-370, Bylaw C-8033-2020: Amendments to the Conrich Area Structure Plan to guide future redesignation, subdivision, and development proposals within the Future Policy Area. First Reading approved.
  • Division 5 – File PL20180106 (04319010/9048/9071/9090/9091/9137/9112/9199), Bylaw C-8039-2020: Site Specific Amendments to DC-11 in order to allow Accessory Buildings, Private Clubs and Organizations (Multi-Purpose Building), and Utilities at the common properties. First Reading approved.
  • Division 6 – File PL20190030 (08105004), Bylaw C-8066-2020: Industrial Redesignation to redesignate a 26.50 acre portion of the subject lands from Ranch and Farm District to Natural Resource Industrial District to accommodate aggregate extraction, and to amend setbacks for this portion to zero metres. First Reading approved.
  • Division 6 – File PL20200069 (09502001), Bylaw C-8069-2020: Industrial and Residential Redesignation to redesignate a ±10.43 acre portion from Ranch and Farm District to Industrial-Industrial Activity District to accommodate the development of a construction equipment and gravel storage business; and a ±6.64 acre portion from Ranch and Farm District to Residential Two District to accommodate future residential development. First Reading approved.

Closed Session

  • Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “Legal Matter Discussion” under Section 24 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). Council moved back into the public session, and directed Administration to reject the offer discussed in confidential report RVC2020-24.
  • Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “Policing Cost Commitments & Contract Correction” under Section 21 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). Council moved back into the public session, and directed Administration to prepare a letter to the RCMP outlining Rocky View County’s desire to maintain Langdon policing commitments and consider additional resourcing when conditions warrant. The Report Contract Correction, Langdon RCMP, was received as information.
  • Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “Blazer Estates – Watermark Water System” under Section 16, 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). Council moved back into the public session, and directed Administration to negotiate with Blazer Water Systems Ltd. for the acquisition of the water system.

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