Council Decisions: March 22, 2022

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the March 22, 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.

General Business

  • Council approved the appointment of Dorian Wandzura as the Chief Administrative Officer of Rocky View County effective May 2, 2022, in accordance with section 206 of the Municipal Government Act. Additional details are available on the County news page.
  • Council directed Administration to include the salary and benefits for the additional Langdon RCMP administrative support position as part of the Spring Budget Finalization Presentation for Council’s consideration, in accordance with the Municipal Police Service Agreement that requires that all necessary RCMP support staff will be provided and paid for by the County.
  • Council approved the appointment of Sarita Barrett as Chair of the Assessment Review Board for a term ending in October of 2022.
  • Council approved the dissolution of the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) along with associated bylaw amendments and repeals to reapportion Subdivision and Development Authority powers and responsibilities between Council and Administration. The last proposed MPC meeting is scheduled for May 25, 2022.
  • Council then approved a motion arising directing Administration to schedule a workshop with Council on the variance powers in the Land Use Bylaw to be held by the end of June 2022.
  • Council approved the Terms of Reference for the Public Presentation Committee, Bylaw C-8276-2022, and associated amendments to sections 111 through 115 of the Procedure Bylaw C-8277-2022, and the Boards and Committees Bylaw C-7840-2018. Councillor Wright was appointed as Chair to the Committee for a term ending October 2023.
  • Council discussed proposed amendments to Procedure Bylaw C-8277-2022, which deals with the procedures of Council and Rocky View County’s various boards and committees, as well as the internal procedures of Administration when coordinating meetings. This resulted in several directions referred back to Administration before the updated bylaw returns to Council for final consideration at the May 31, 2022 meeting. Council approved amendments to Bylaw C-8277-2022 in order for corrections with numbering references and grammatical errors to be made, before voting to have their further amendments to the bylaw submitted to Administration by email no later than 4:30 p.m., April 8, 2022. Council then directed Administration to seek a legal opinion on considering First Readings before Public Hearings and whether Council can refuse, amend, or debate at First Readings.
  • Council provided an update on the latest activities regarding municipal and community committees including the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board strategic planning session, and the Rural Municipalities of Alberta Spring Convention, attended by Mayor Kochan, Deputy Mayor Kissel, and Councillors Hanson and Samra. Specific details can be reviewed on the meeting’s livestream video.
  • 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.
  • Council received, for information, a presentation by Terry Raymond regarding hunting on undeveloped road allowances without permission to hunt on adjacent private land.
  • Council received, for information, a presentation by STARS Air Ambulance outlining their service update and funding request for 2022. Council approved a funding request of $79,000 to the STARS Air Ambulance program provided by the 2022 Fire Services operational budget.
  • Council then approved a Motion Arising, directing Administration to prepare a budget adjustment to increase the level of STARS funding to be considered by Council during spring budget finalization.

Planning and Development

  • Division 5 – File: PL20210153 (06524001/10), Bylaw C-8249-2021, Conceptual Scheme Amendment Item: To amend the Rocky Creek Conceptual Scheme by expanding the boundary to add additional land accommodating future commercial development. Considered under the City of Airdrie/Rocky View County Intermunicipal Development Plan, Balzac West Area Structure Plan, and in conjunction with File: PL20210154 (06524001/10) below. Approved.
  • Division 5 – File: PL20210154 (06524001/10), Bylaw C-8114-2020, Redesignation Item: To redesignate ± 28.30 hectares (± 69.93 acres) of two parcels totaling ± 57.95 hectares (± 143.19 acres) from Agricultural General District to Commercial, Local Rural District accommodating future commercial development, Considered under the City of Airdrie/Rocky View County Intermunicipal Development Plan, Balzac West Area Structure Plan, and in conjunction with File: PL20210153 (06524001/10) above. Approved.

First Readings

  • Division 6 – File: PL20210161 (03323013), Bylaw C-8251-2022, Redesignation Item: To redesignate the ± 7.82 hectares (± 19.33 acres) subject lands from Agricultural, Small Parcel District to Business, Live-Work District to accommodate a future business use. First Reading approved.
  • Division 5 – File: PL20210198 (06331004), Bylaw C-8262-2022, Redesignation Item: To redesignate the subject lands from Agricultural, General District to Agricultural, Small Parcel District to facilitate future subdivision. First Reading approved.
  • Division 6 – File: PL20210204 (03321007), Bylaw C-8264-2022, Redesignation Item: To redesignate the subject lands from Agricultural, Small District (p8.1) to Industrial, Light District to accommodate a trucking business. First Reading approved.
  • Division 4 – File: PL20210152 (06632003), Bylaw C-8285-2022, Road Allowance Closure Bylaw: To Close a 90 metre (295.2 feet) portion of County Road Allowance totaling ±0.28 hectares (±0.70 acres) off Hill Springs Meadow. First Reading approved.

Closed Session

  • Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “Sale of the Chestermere Recreation Centre” 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 decline the Letter of Intent from the City of Chestermere.

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