Council Decisions: July 27, 2021
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the July 27, 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 approved a budget adjustment of $16.5 million for the twinning of Highway 566 from Range Road 293 to Range Road 290 to support existing and future growth in East Balzac. The project will be funded via cost sharing agreement, reflecting a 75% / 25% split, with the Government of Alberta funding 25% of the project ($4,125,000) and Rocky View County funding 75% ($12,375,000) of the project through the Transportation Offsite Levy Reserve.
- Council directed Administration to prepare an amendment to the Master Rates Bylaw that reflects a 10% increase to user rates to initiate cost recovery for blockage removal and remediation required for the East Rocky View Wastewater System.
- Council received, for information, a report by Planning and Development Services providing an update on Off-Site Levy collections and the projects supported through these levies between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, including $6.91 million towards transportation projects, $1.69 million towards stormwater management, and $4.67 million towards servicing infrastructure initial capital and borrowing costs.
- Council approved the Terms of Reference for the Master Shared Services Agreement between the City of Airdrie and Rocky View County that will provide for the integrated planning, delivery, and funding of intermunicipal services, allocate resources efficiently in providing local services, and ensure the municipalities contribute funding to services that benefit their residents.
- Council considered a Motion first read into the record on July 20, 2021 directing Administration to bring forward options and associated costs for the assessment and alleviation of the drainage issues experienced on the private lands adjacent to Range Road 285, and directed Administration to bring a report back to Council by September 7, 2021.
- Council approved First Reading of Borrowing Bylaw C-8217-2021 and directed Administration to prepare and send a Local Improvement Plan to all affected land owners for the water supply upgrade and conversion system installation in the Wintergreen Woods subdivision.
- Council reviewed amendments to Procedure Bylaw C-8216-2021 which outlines how the public can participate in public hearings at Council Meetings. Although the amended bylaw did receive first and second reading, third reading was not approved. Third Reading will be considered by Council in September.
- Council continued consideration of amendments to the Elbow View Area Structure Plan Bylaw C-8111-2020, and approved second reading, as amended. The Plan will now be referred to the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board for approval.
- Council approved Bylaw C-8219-2021, as an amendment to the 2021 Master Rates Bylaw, in follow-up to the approved purchase of Horse Creek Water & Waste Water Services Inc. on May 11, 2021. The amendments will be effective August 1, 2021 and relate to the proposed fee structure, required as part of the utility transfer.
- Council provided an update on the latest Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB) activities including information related to the July 23 Board Meeting. Both the North and South Springbank Area Structure Plans, along with the Municipal Development Plan, were refused by the Board members. The County’s Highway 1-Old Banff Coach Road Conceptual Scheme has been submitted to the CMRB for review. Deadline for review is August 10.
- 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.
- Council approved a Motion first read into the record on July 27, 2021 directing Administration to bring forward a report that provides options and associated cost estimates for Council’s consideration that address the issues related to heavy industry hauling on Range Road 290, between Highway 566 and Township Road 270. This item will be debated at the September 7, 2021 Council Meeting.
Planning and Development
- Division 4 – File: PL20210040 (03215011-03215075, 03215078-03215100), Bylaw C-8176-2021, Residential Item: To redesignate 87 lots from Residential, Small Lot Urban District to Residential, Small Lot Urban District with a Land Use Bylaw textual amendment to accommodate a smaller side yard setback. Considered under the Langdon Area Structure Plan. Approved.
- Divisions 4 and 5 – File: 1013-380, Bylaw 8174-2021: To adopt the Proposed East Highway 1 Area Structure Plan to guide future redesignation, subdivision, and development proposals in the Plan area. Considered under the Interim Growth Plan, and the County Plan. Council approved a tabling motion for this bylaw and directed the applicant to work with the three neighbors to create a Joint Planning Area and formulate a funding formula and revenue sharing plan.
- Division 2 – File: PL20170009/10 (05701004), Bylaw 8016-2020, Conceptual Scheme Item: To adopt the Riverside Estates Conceptual Scheme to provide a policy framework to guide future subdivision and development proposals within N1/2-1-25-30-W5M. Considered under the Central Springbank Area Structure Plan. Refused.
- Division 2 – File: PL20210057 (04721006/04721022), Bylaw C-8202-2021: To redesignate the subject lands from Residential, Rural District to Residential, Country Residential District in order to facilitate the future subdivision of eleven (11) ± 0.81 hectare (± 2.00 acre) residential parcels, two (2) ± 1.06 hectare to ±1.69 hectare (± 2.62 acre to ± 4.17 acre) Special, Natural Open Space District parcels and one (1) ± 0.17 hectare (± 0.43 acre) Special, Parks and Recreation District parcel; leaving a balance of two (2) ± 0.8 hectare(± 2.0 acre) residential parcels. First Reading approved.
- Division 2 – File: PL20210058 (04721006/04721022), Bylaw C-8203-2021: To adopt the Willow Ranch Conceptual Scheme that provides a policy framework to guide redesignation and subdivision applications, in order to facilitate the development of a residential community with Environmental Reserve and Municipal Reserve dedications. First Reading approved.
- Division 9 – File: PL20210073 (06832002), Bylaw C-8208-2021: To redesignate a portion of the subject lands from Agriculture, General District to Agriculture, Small Parcel District and another Agriculture, Small Parcel District p8.1 in order to facilitate the creation of a ± 54.78 acre parcel with ± 23.99 acre remainder. First Reading approved.
- Division 8 – File: PL20210085 (05735019), Bylaw C-8209-2021: To redesignate the subject lands from Residential, Rural District to Residential, Country Residential District in order to facilitate the creation of a ± 1.98 acre parcel, a ± 2.51 acre lot and a ± 2.53 acre remainder. First Reading approved.
- Division 7 – File: PL20210093 (06413001/06413002/06413004), Bylaw C-8211-2021: To adopt the Alta Vista Landing Conceptual Scheme to provide a policy framework to guide future redesignation, subdivision and development proposals within NE/SE/SW-13-26-29-W04M. First Reading approved.
- Division 7 – File: PL20210095 (06306002/3/5/7/8), Bylaw C-8207-2021: To adopt the High Plains Conceptual Scheme that provides a policy framework to guide the redesignation and subdivision applications, in order to facilitate the development of an industrial park with cash-in-lieu of Municipal Reserve. First Reading approved.
- Division 7 – File: PL20210096 (06306002/3/5/7/8), Bylaw C-8205-2021: To redesignate a portion of the subject lands from Agricultural, General District and Residential, Rural District to Industrial, Heavy District in order to facilitate the creation of a 15 new lots with lot sizes between ±16.69 acres and ±20.12 acres. And, to redesignate a portion of the subject lands from Agricultural, General District Residential and Rural District to Special, Public Service District in order to facilitate the creation of 2 new lots between ± 0.50 acres and ±20.0 acres. First Reading approved.
- Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “Grader Replacement” under Sections 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Council moved back into the public session, and approved a motion that the 5-year operating lease methodology to supply 10 new graders be supported in the 2022 Operating Budget.
- Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “CAO Search” under Sections 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Council moved back into the public session, with no resulting follow-up action.