Council Decisions: February 23, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the February 23, 2021 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 Meetings & Hearings page. Details are also available by contacting Legislative Services at the County.
- Council directed Administration to further review the market valuation of the lands at Lot 4, MR Plan 8911660, NE-16-24-03-W05M, prior to the preparation of a purchase and sale agreement.
- Council approved an application to the Municipal Sustainability Initiative in the amount of $740,000.00 to support identified capital lifecycle projects, including the Red Dutton Area project, at Springbank Park For All Seasons and associated budget adjustment.
- Council approved general updates to the Community Recreation Funding Grant Program Policy C-317 as part of their regular policy review process, and voted to rescind Community Benefit Initiatives Grant Policy C-321, to be absorbed into the new policy.
- Council approved development permit application PRDP20202030 to allow for construction of a recreation corridor, for a non-motorized, multi-use trail (Meadowlark Trail), including signs, traffic safety measures, and trail infrastructure in accordance with the conditions of approval.
- Council voted to rescind the Big Hill Springs Gravel Pit Master Site Development Plan and approved the Hillstone Pit Master Site Development Plan, as amended to include the Joint Commitments, to replace the existing plan.
- Council approved the 2021 Master Rates Bylaw C-8145-2021 that will come into effect on April 4, 2021.
- Council then approved a Motion Arising, directing Administration to review reinstating the dog licence fee in time for the 2022 budget cycle.
- Council received a request from Wheatland County regarding a review of the Calgary Metropolitan Regional Growth Board’s (CMRB) Regional Growth Plan, and in response, outlined several observations and approved several actions:
- The County does not support the draft Regional Growth plan, dated February 2, 2021, presented by consultant HDR Calthorpe.
- Council is concerned that significant portions of the Growth Plan have not been submitted as required, and that none of the work regarding the submission of the Regional Growth Plan, the Regional Servicing Plan, and the Regional Evaluation Framework, as outlined in the contract between CMRB and the consultant, worth over $1 million, has been satisfactorily completed’
- Council recognizes that the County has contributed over $250,000 worth of staff and elected officials’ time over the past 13 months towards this project, over and above contributions since the inception of the CMRB.
- Council requests an analysis of time and money spent by all member municipalities as contributions towards the work of the consultant for review and discussion at the next CMRB Board meeting, prior to any further funding of this project by the CMRB and Province of Alberta; and that an accounting of all the project costs to date and the project work submitted be provided.
- The CMRB Board should review the draft submissions under the lens of the Provincial mandate of Red Tape Reduction and other provincial economic strategies.
- Council elected Councillor Gautreau as the alternate representative for the CMRB for a term to expire on October 18, 2021.
- Council then approved a Motion Arising, that the Reeve and/or Administration provide an update on the CMRB as a standing agenda item at each Council meeting, and that the Reeve provide an update to Council regarding the recent meeting with the Minister regarding CMRB.
- Council received, for information, an update on the 2021 Council Priorities and Significant Issues list, including all active, ongoing and pending priorities and initiatives to assist council on the status of business items.
Planning and Development
- Division 9 – File: PL20200016 (06704032 / 06704041), Bylaw C-8099-2020, Redesignation Item: To redesignate the subject lands from Agricultural, Small Parcel District to Agricultural, Small Parcel District, Residential, Rural District, and Residential, Rural District, and from Residential, Country Residential District to Residential, Rural District, in order to facilitate future subdivision and boundary adjustment. Considered under the Bearspaw Area Structure Plan. Approved.
- Division 6 – File: PL20200142 (07315033), Bylaw C-8098-2020, Redesignation Item: To redesignate the subject land from Residential, Rural District (R-RUR) to Residential, Country Residential District (R-CRD), in order to facilitate the creation of two ± 2.065 acre lots. Considered under the County Plan. Approved.
- Division 9 – File: PL20190093 (06828001/02/03/11), Bylaw C-7986-2019, Conceptual Scheme Item: To amend the Cochrane Lake Conceptual Scheme to facilitate the development of a new residential community. Considered under the Cochrane Lake Hamlet Plan Area Structure Plan, the Cochrane Lake Conceptual Scheme, and in conjunction with File: PL20190094 (06828001/02/03/11) below. Approved.
- Division 9 – File: PL20190094 (06828001/02/03/11), Bylaw C-7987-2019, Redesignation Item: To redesignate the subject lands from Direct Control District 36 to Residential, Mid-Density Urban District, Special, Parks and Recreation District, and Special, Public Service District to accommodate the development of a new residential community, including 800 residential units in a range of housing forms, and a village core. Considered under the Cochrane Lake Hamlet Plan Area Structure Plan, the Cochrane Lake Conceptual Scheme, and in conjunction with File: PL20190093 (06828001/02/03/11) above. Approved.
- Council approved First Reading of Bylaw C-8130-2021 to adopt the Bridge Industrial Park Conceptual Scheme that provides a policy framework to guide future redesignation and subdivision applications for a full-serviced industrial park.
- Division 5 – File: PL20200151 (05306001/05306005), Bylaw C-8131-2021: To redesignate the subject land from Agricultural, General District and Agricultural, Small Parcel District to Industrial, Light District, Special, Public Service District, Special, Natural Open Space District, Special, Parks and Recreation District, in order to facilitate the development of a full-serviced industrial park. First Reading approved.
- Division 1 – File: PL20200168 (03917014), Bylaw C-8123-2021: To redesignate the subject lands from Agricultural, Small Parcel District, resulting in ± 15.42 acres of Residential, Rural District for future creation of two lots; and ± 2.00 acre to Residential, Country Residential District to accommodate future subdivision of one new lot. First Reading approved.
- Division 1 – File: PL20200171 (03913001/3043/3044/3045/3075/3076), Bylaw C-8126-2021: To redesignate six parcels and two road/laneway allowances totaling ±12.61 acres from Residential, Urban District, Commercial, Local Urban District, and Direct Control District 145 to Direct Control District to facilitate a comprehensive mixed-use development of the subject lands. First Reading approved.
- Council approved First Reading of Bylaw C-8132-2021 to adopt the Rocky Creek Conceptual Scheme that provides a policy framework to guide future redesignation and subdivision applications, in order to facilitate the development of a residential community with a mixed of industrial, commercial and recreational uses.
- Division 7 – File: PL20200174 (06513002), Bylaw C-8133-2021: To redesignate ± 30.59 hectare (± 75.59 acre) of Rocky Creek Stage 1 Development from Direct Control District to Residential, Mid-Density Urban District and Special, Parks and Recreation District, in order to facilitate the creation of 234 residential units. First Reading approved.
- Division 9 – File: PL20200187 (06705041), Bylaw C-8134-2021: To redesignate the subject land from Residential, Rural District to Direct Control District, in order to facilitate Senior Assisted Living Development to accommodate 460 residents within the several multi-family buildings. First Reading approved.
- Division 2 – File: PL20210014 (04717004), Bylaw C-8138-2021: Site-specific amendments to DC 168 to change the minimum parcel size from 0.98 acres to 1.20 acres, increase the sizing for Accessory Buildings under the Greenspace Cell, and replace Schedule B with an updated parcel plan. First Reading approved.