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Council Decisions: May 25, 2021

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the May 25, 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.

General Business

  • Council approved a request by the Langdon Community Association to rename the Langdon Quad Diamonds to “Iron Horse Fields” as the top choice resulting from a community survey.
  • Council received, for information, a Cemetery Services feasibility study presented by Operational Services regarding the viability of owning and operating Cemetery Services in Rocky View County, including the potential value in developing further cemetery lands and continuing options for future operations.
  • Council approved the renewal of development permit application PRDP20202785 to allow for natural resource extraction and accessory buildings, including a portable aggregate testing lab building and a portable office building, in accordance with the conditions of approval.
  • Council approved a budget adjustment of $766,000 for the drainage improvements at Lower Springbank Road and 101st Street SW, to be funded by a $383,000 transfer from tax stabilization reserve, and by a $383,000 commitment from Alberta Transportation. Administration is directed to enter into a Cost Sharing Agreement with Alberta Transportation for the project, and to continue discussions with the City of Calgary for the transfer of ownership of 101st Street SW.
  • Council rescinded Capital Priorities Policy C-460, as its requirements would be more appropriate within Administrative Policy A-460 Capital Priorities, which was adopted on December 9, 2020.
  • Council rescinded Storm Drainage Improvements Policy C-459, as its requirements would be more appropriate within Administrative Policy A-459 Storm Water Drainage Projects, which was adopted on December 9, 2020.
  • Council received, for information, an update by Transportation Services of work completed to-date on Range Road 14 from Highway 567 north to the County limit, including future maintenance initiatives.
  • Council then approved a Motion Arising, directing Administration to schedule a workshop with Council by the end of July 2021, to review the County’s road stabilization program.
  • Council received, for information, an update by Financial Services of alternative funding sources for annual debt payments relating to water and wastewater infrastructure.
  • Council approved a budget adjustment of $50,000 for the purchase and implementation of an online platform for the payment of property taxes which will be integrated into the County’s financial system.
  • Council denied the request for late tax payment penalty cancellation from the owner of Tax Roll 07320003 in accordance with Late Tax Payment Penalty Cancellation Policy C-204.
  • Council denied the request for late tax payment penalty cancellation from the financial representative of Tax Roll 04721022 in accordance with Late Tax Payment Penalty Cancellation Policy C-204.
  • Council denied the request for late tax payment penalty cancellation from the owner of Tax Roll 07923017 in accordance with Late Tax Payment Penalty Cancellation Policy C-204.
  • Council denied the request for late tax payment penalty cancellation from the owner of Tax Roll 04312069 in accordance with Late Tax Payment Penalty Cancellation Policy C-204.
  • Council denied the request for late tax payment penalty cancellation from the owner of Tax Roll 04714096, as well as Tax Roll 04714098, in accordance with Late Tax Payment Penalty Cancellation Policy C-204.
  • Council approved the request for late tax payment penalty cancellation from the owner of Tax Roll 04617012 in accordance with Late Tax Payment Penalty Cancellation Policy C-204.
  • Council approved a budget adjustment of $985,000 for blockage removal and remediation required for the East Rocky View Wastewater Transmission Main, to be funded by the Tax Stabilization Reserve.
  • Council approved amendments to Highway 1/Old Banff Coach Road Conceptual Scheme Bylaw C-8121-2020 to include language that the City of Calgary be consulted regarding impacts to City infrastructure and services relating to project applications. The amended bylaw will now be referred to the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board.
  • Council provided an update on the latest Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB) activities including information related to the May 21, 2021 CMRB Board meeting. At this meeting, the final Draft Growth Plan, final Draft Servicing Plan, and the Regional Evaluation Framework were passed. The plans will now be forwarded to the Minister of Municipal Affairs.
  • 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: PL20200114 (08912005), Bylaw C-8105-2020, Redesignation Item: To redesignate a portion of the subject lands from Agricultural Small Parcel to Residential, Rural District to facilitate the creation of a ± 10.00 acre parcel with a ± 30.01 acre remainder. Considered under the County Plan. Approved.
  • Division 9 – File: PL20200144 (08912012), Bylaw C-8104-2020, Redesignation Item: To redesignate the subject land from Agricultural, Small Parcel District to Agricultural, Small Parcel District, in order to create two ± 19.82 acre lots. Considered under the County Plan. Approved.
  • Division 5 – File: PL20190131 (03332014/03332017), Bylaw C-7977-2020, Conceptual Scheme Item: To adopt the Canna Park Conceptual Scheme that would provide a policy framework to evaluate future industrial development on the lands. Considered under the Janet Area Structure Plan. Approved.
  • Division 5 – File: PL20190149 (03332011), Bylaw C-8024-2020, Redesignation Item: To redesignate the subject lands from Rural, Residential District to Light, Industrial District to accommodate RV storage and industrial uses. Considered under the Janet Area Structure Plan. Approved.

First Readings

  • Division 7 – File: PL20200106 (06307015), Bylaw C-8171-2021: To redesignate the subject lands from Agricultural, General District to Special, Future Urban Development District to accommodate outdoor storage of recreational vehicles. First Reading approved.
  • Division 4 – File: PL20210040 (03215010 - 03215100), Bylaw C-8176-2021: To redesignate 87 lots from Residential, Small Lot Urban District to Residential, Small Lot Urban District with a Land Use Bylaw text amendment to accommodate a smaller side yard setback. First Reading approved.
  • Division 5 – Council approved First Reading of Bylaw C- 8178-2021 to adopt the Conrich Conceptual Scheme to provide a policy framework to guide future redesignation, subdivision and development proposals within a portion of SE-5-25-28-W4M.
  • Division 5 – File: PL20200139 (05305001), Bylaw C-8179-2021: To redesignate the subject lands from Agriculture, General District to Direct Control District Permanent Irrigation Area, Commercial, Local Urban District, Commercial, Regional District, Industrial, Light District, Mixed Commercial District, Residential, Small Lot District, Special, Parks & Recreation District, and Stormwater Management Area in order to facilitate a comprehensively planned business development within a portion of SE-5-25-28-W4M. First Reading approved.

Closed Session

  • Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “Alberta Transportation Traffic Circle at Bragg Creek” under Section 21 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Council moved back into the public session, with no resulting follow-up action.
  • Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “HAWSCO Utilities Update” under Section 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Council moved back into the public session, and directed Administration to follow the mandate as discussed in confidential report RVC2021-17.

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