Council Decisions: February 8, 2022
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the February 8, 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 received for information, the Year-End Audit Service Plan prepared by MNP LLP outlining how they will conduct the 2021 audit. MNP LLP will present their audit findings to Council on April 26, 2022. This plan is provided to Council on an annual basis as part of the provincially mandated audit process.
- Council voted to approve an update to the Master Rates Bylaw in relation to the utility transfer for the purchase of Blazer Water Systems Ltd. The existing monthly rate structure remains the same for all new and current customers; a connection fee will be applied to all new customers to assist in the County’s cost recovery.
- Council directed Administration to prepare a proposed amendment to Council Road Licensing Policy C-433 for consideration as a Bylaw and to rescind the existing policy. Council approved the scheduling of a non-statutory public hearing when the amendment is presented.
- Council approved a budget adjustment for the Bearspaw Meadow Drainage project, originally approved as part of the 2021 Capital Budget. Following the receipt of project construction bids, the need for additional funding was determined necessary and will be sourced through the County’s funding allocations from the Province of Alberta’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative.
- Council voted to uphold the required Langdon Wastewater connection fee for the Langdon High School, in accordance with the Master Rates Bylaw, and as outlined in the project’s Development Permit PRDP20201822, approved by the County’s Municipal Planning Commission November 26, 2021.
- Council provided an update on the latest Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB) activities, including information related to items from recent committee meetings; as well as an update regarding recent meetings of the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) Central District.
- 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 3 – File: PL20210070 (07925008), Bylaw C-8183-2021, Redesignation Item: To redesignate the subject land from Agricultural, General District to Agricultural, Small District to facilitate the future creation of three new agricultural lots. Considered under the County Plan. Approved.
- Division 3 – File: PL20200185/187 (06705041), Bylaw C-8134-2021, Redesignation Item: Special Use, and Master Site Development Plan for a Seniors’ Housing – to adopt 22 Glenview Road Assisted Living Development Master Site Development Plan, which provides guidelines for a seniors’ housing development; to redesignate the subject land from Residential, Rural District to Special, Public Service District to facilitate a proposed Senior Assisted Living Development with 400 residential units. Considered under the Interim Growth Plan, the County Plan, and the Glenbow Ranch Area Structure Plan. Refused.
- Division 2 – File: PL20200136 (05714093), Bylaw C-8186-2021, Status Update – Redesignation Item: To redesignate the subject lands from Residential, Rural District to Residential, Country District to facilitate the creation of future lots. Council approved the request for a time extension to prepare the requested additional studies, that is to be no later than May 10, 2022.
- Division 6 – File: PL20210192 (03316013), Bylaw C-8261-2022: To redesignate the subject lands from Agriculture, Small Parcel District p8.1 to Business, Live-Work District (B-LWK p3.0). First Reading approved.
- Division 6 – File: PL20210190 (03305005), Bylaw C-8259-2022: To redesignate the subject lands from Residential, Rural District (R-RUR) to Residential, Country Residential District (R-CRD) to facilitate the creation of a ± 0.80 hectare (1.98 acre) parcel with ± 1.61 hectare (3.90 acre) remainder. First Reading approved.
- Division 6 – File: PL20210142 (03323017), Bylaw C-8263-2022: To redesignate the subject lands from Agricultural, Small Parcel District to Business, Live-Work District accommodate the future expansion of the landowner's excavating business. First Reading approved.
- Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “Proposed City of Calgary Annexation” under Sections 21, 24 and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
- Council moved back into the public session, and directed Administration to release confidential report RVC2022-01 – Proposed City of Calgary Annexation – Initiation of Process and Appointments to Annexation Negotiation Committee to the public; confirm that receipt of the City of Calgary’s initiation of proposed annexation be acknowledged; and that the County enter into annexation negotiations. Council then approved the Annexation Negotiation Committee Terms of Reference, as per Attachment B; and appointed Division 6 and Division 7 Councillors to the Annexation Negotiation Committee, with Division 3 Councillor as an alternate member.
- Council directed Administration to assign three members of Administration as representatives on the Annexation Negotiation Committee. The County supports the City of Calgary’s submission of a joint Alberta Community Partnership grant application to defray mediation costs associated with annexation negotiations.
- Council approved a Motion Arising directing Administration to draft a letter to the City of Calgary regarding this matter.
- Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “Chestermere Lands Discussion” 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 discussions with the City of Chestermere regarding the potential sale of the Chestermere Recreation Centre.
- Council moved into closed session to consider the confidential item “RVC2022-03 Kissel et al v. Rocky View County, 2020 ABQB 406” under Sections 23, 24, and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Council moved back into the public session, and directed Administration to withdraw the appeal of decision 2020 ABQB 406, based on previous Council direction and the conditions discussed in closed session.