Council Decisions: July 13, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the July 13, 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 received, for information, a report from Utility Services on waste to energy solutions, including technologies, regional markets, and economical costs/benefits. In alignment with the 2021 Solid Waste Servicing Strategy, Administration will remain current on waste to energy options and their costs, and pursue innovative solutions as they arise.
- Council approved the Terms of Reference for the Langdon Stakeholder Advisory Group, as part of the business plan process for the recreation centre in Langdon, listed as a capital priority in the 2021 Recreation and Parks Master Plan.
- Council approved the Terms of Reference for the Springbank Stakeholder Advisory Group, as part of the business plan process for the community centre in Springbank, listed as a capital priority in the 2021 Recreation and Parks Master Plan.
- Council approved the Development Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Rocky View County and the Village of Beiseker intended to act in place of an Intermunicipal Development Plan. The MOU outlines communication, dispute resolution and development circulation protocols, and contains a section on mitigating intermunicipal impacts regarding stormwater issues, tax-sharing arrangements, and commits the County to encouraging nearby development to locate within the Village.
- Council approved a budget adjustment of $320,000, to be funded by the Transportation Off-site Levy, in order to proceed with the replacement of Bridge File 72994 along West Bragg Creek Road as identified in the 2021 Capital Budget.
- Council approved a budget adjustment of $36,000, to be funded by the Tax Stabilization Reserve, for 60% cost recovery to pump water from the roadside ditch near 46 Bearspaw View to ponds on the Bearspaw golf course. The remaining 40% will be covered by the Bearspaw Golf and County Club. This initiative is in keeping with Council’s strategic objective to create a culture of customer service by reducing the negative impact of high water levels impacting Neighbours Against High Water.
- Council provided an update on the latest Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB) activities including information related to the challenges received for the North and South Springbank Area Structure Plans, and the Municipal Development Plan. The challenges will be presented at the upcoming July 23 CMRB meeting. The Board refused the Elbow View Area Structure Plan. As a result, Council directed Administration to formally withdraw the application from the approval process and work with the Plan Applicant on amendments, to be brought back to Council on July 27, 2021 for consideration. The Old Banff Coach Road application was approved but is pending the 28-day challenge period. More information can be found on the CMRB website.
- 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 7 – File: PL20200179 (06404005), Bylaw C-8147-2021, Redesignation Item: To redesignate the subject lands from Agricultural General District to Direct Control District 131 to accommodate industrial activities. Considered under the Balzac East Area Structure Plan, and the Nose Creek Business Park Conceptual Scheme. Approved.
- Division 4 – File: PL20210022 (03316010), Bylaw C-8150-2021, Redesignation Item: To redesignate a portion of the land from Agricultural, General District to Agricultural, Small Parcel District, in order to facilitate the creation of a ± 54.0 acre parcel with a ± 102.0 acre remainder. Considered under the Rocky View County/City of Calgary Intermunicipal Development Plan. Refused.
- Division 4 – File: PL20210007 (03222002/003/091), Bylaw C-8142-2021, Redesignation Item: To redesignate the remainder lands from Agricultural, General District and Residential, Rural District to Residential, Mid-Density Urban District, Special, Parks and Recreation District, Special, Natural Open Space District, and Special, Public Service District, in order to facilitate future development of Painted Sky Development. Considered under the Langdon Area Structure Plan, and the Painted Sky Conceptual Scheme. Approved as amended.
- Division 9 – File: PRDP20211744 (06731002 / 06731004), Development Permit Item: For the commencement of Phase 1 Natural Resource Extraction/Processing (gravel pit and operations) for the Summit Pit. Considered under the Mountain Ash Summit Aggregate Pit Master Site Development Plan, and Direct Control District 170. Approved in accordance with the conditions of approval, including intersection upgrade, berm construction along Highway 567, site reclamation, groundwater measurement program, complaint protocol, annual report submission, and registration of the project with Alberta Environment and Parks.
- Division 7 – File: PL20210089 (07711001), Bylaw C-8192-2021: To redesignate a portion of the subject lands from Agricultural, General District to Residential, Rural District in order to facilitate the creation of a ±10.38 acre parcel with ± 143.62 acre remainder. First Reading approved.
- Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “Langdon Waterworks System Update” under Sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Council moved back into the public session, and directed Administration to continue to work with Langdon Waterworks System on a new Franchise Agreement.
- Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “HAWSCO Utilities Update” under Sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Council moved back into the public session, and directed Administration to allow the current Franchise Agreement to finalize its term.
- Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “Blazer Water System Acquisition Update” under Sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Council moved back into the public session, and voted that the Blazer Water System Acquisition Update report be received for information.