Council Decisions: January 25, 2022
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the January 25, 2022 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 proceed with the 2022 Bragg Creek Vegetation Management project, to be partially funded through a $20,000 grant from the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta program.
- Council voted to approve the request from the Langdon Volunteer Firefighters Association to purchase, restore and donate an antique fire truck to Rocky View County Fire Services for use in parades and community events. The County will assume ownership of the vehicle, as well as housing, cost of insurance and maintenance of the unit.
- Council directed Administration to provide a letter of support to the Rocky View Regional Handibus Society in their application to the Rural Transit Solutions Fund to replace buses and help improve service to residents of Rocky View County and neighbouring municipalities.
- Council directed Administration to provide a letter of support to the Wings Over Springbank Airshow Society in their application to the provincial Community Initiatives Program to assist with event costs. The letter will also confirm a commitment to provide Emergency Services support for the event through the Fire Services department and Municipal Enforcement Peace Officers.
- Council directed Administration to prepare and send a Local Improvement Plan to all affected landowners for the upgrade of a 700m gravel portion of Range Road 34 to a paved standard. Council also approved the cost sharing of the project at 20% or $80,000, collected through a local improvement tax.
- Council provided an update on the latest Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB) activities, including information related to items from recent meetings.
- Council received, for information, an update on the 2022 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 5 – File: PL20200164 (05320002), Bylaw C-8116-2020, Redesignation Item: To redesignate the subject lands from Agricultural, General District to Special, Future Urban Development District to facilitate an outdoor storage development. Considered under the County Plan. Council voted to table the bylaw until a workshop on the Special, Future Urban Development District (S-FUD), to be held within 60 days of today’s Council Meeting.
- Division 2 – File: PL20200127 (05707003), Bylaw C-8175-2021: To close Road Plan 3321Q thereby allowing consolidation of the lands into NW-07-25-03-W05M. Range Road 40 is proposed to be straightened along the original road allowance as part of this consolidation. Approved.
- Council directed Administration to draft proposed motions and bylaw amendments to facilitate the dissolution of the County’s Municipal Planning Commission and assigned Administration as the Subdivision Authority for determining all Subdivision applications, with exceptions, and as the Development Authority for determining all Development Permit applications, with exceptions. Administration is also directed to present the proposed motions and bylaw amendments to Council no later than April 1, 2022.
- Council voted to place the Bearspaw Area Structure Plan project on hold to await a decision on the draft CMRB Regional Growth Plan by the Minister of Municipal Affairs. Administration is directed to present a report to Council no later than two months following a decision by the Minister.
- Council voted to place the Bragg Creek Area Structure Plan project on hold to await a decision on the draft CMRB Regional Growth Plan by the Minister of Municipal Affairs. Administration is directed to present a report to Council no later than two months following a decision by the Minister.
- Council directed Administration to proceed with the Conrich Area Structure Plan Future Policy Area project as per the adopted Terms of Reference.
- Division 4 – File: PL20210137 (06702064), Bylaw C-8257-2022: To redesignate the subject lands from Residential, Country Residential District to Residential, Rural Residential District (p. 3.34) to allow for a future Boundary Adjustment. First Reading approved.