Council Decisions: April 5, 2022
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the April 5, 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 voted to receive for information, the 2022 Fire Services Master Plan developed to assist Rocky View County Fire Services in evaluating the current service delivery model and developing a strategy to evaluate and forecast immediate and future emergency service needs of the community.
- Council approved the five-year Irricana Recreation Cost Sharing Agreement to formalize historical commitments toward recreational amenities, and to continue to build on a strong, sustainable foundation that will support recreational and cultural facilities and services in the best interests of Irricana and County residents.
- Council denied the request for late tax payment penalty cancellation from the owner of Tax Rolls 06404030 and 06404144 in accordance with Late Tax Payment Penalty Cancellation Policy C-204.
- Council denied the request for late tax payment penalty cancellation from the owner of Tax Roll 05618468 in accordance with Late Tax Payment Penalty Cancellation Policy C-204.
- Council then approved a Motion Arising, directing Administration to explore revised structures for calculating tax penalties and bring a report back to Council by the end of June 2022.
- Council received, for information, a report from Legislative and Intergovernmental Services outlining options for a joint Assessment Review Board for the 2021 assessment complaint year.
- Council approved the amended 2022 Council & Committee Calendar Dates to include the new Public Presentation Committee dates of June 29, September 14, and November 16; the dissolution of the Municipal Planning Commission as of May 25; and changes to Recreation Governance Committee (RGC) meetings from Thursdays to Wednesday with a start time of 9 a.m. The new dates for RGC will be June 15, September 28, and December 7.
- Council then approved a Motion Arising, directing Administration to schedule an additional Council Meeting for May 17, 2022.
- Council approved Bylaw C-8290-2022 to amend the Road Use Agreement Bylaw to accommodate all necessary road use on County roads to facilitate the construction of the Springbank Off-stream Reservoir project. Administration is also directed to enter into a Cost Reimbursement Agreement with Alberta Transportation to complete the RR 40 and TWP 245 upgrades on behalf of the Province.
- Council approved the capital funding request from the Langdon Library Society of up to $75,325 for the purchase of a modular unit to be used in partnership with the Langdon Community Association for a multi-purpose library/youth centre.
- Council then approved several follow-up motions, directing Administration to:
- Formalize an operating agreement between the Langdon Library Society and the Langdon Community Association;
- Formalize a governance and operating agreement between Rocky View County, the Langdon Library Society, and Marigold Library System;
- Reassess the Rocky View County Marigold Member Library Catchment Areas to accurately reflect per capital service levels.
- Council provided an update on the latest activities regarding municipal and community committees including the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board. 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 the Calgary Regional Airshed Zone (CRAZ) regarding the monitoring and analysis of air quality, and development of strategies to manage air quality issues with the CRAZ. Council then directed Administration to include $4,102.80 to reinstate membership in the Calgary Region Airshed Zone as part of spring budget finalization for Council’s consideration.
Planning and Development
- Division 4 – File: PL20210082 (08816005), Bylaw C-8215-2021, Redesignation Item: Redesignation of a portion of the subject lands from Agricultural, General District to Residential, Rural District to allow for the future subdivision of one ±1.62 hectare (±4.00 acre) parcel with a ±29.95 hectare (±74.00 acre) remainder. Considered under the County Plan. Refused.
- Division 4 – File: PL20210137 (06702064), Bylaw C-8257-2022, Redesignation Item: To redesignate the subject lands from Residential, Country Residential District to Residential, Rural Residential District to allow for a future boundary adjustment. Considered under the Bearspaw Area Structure Plan, and Woodland Range Conceptual Scheme. Approved.
- Division 4 – File: PL20210085 (05735019), Bylaw C-8209-2021, Redesignation Item: To redesignate the subject lands from Residential, Rural District to Residential, Country Residential District in order to facilitate the creation of a ±0.80 hectare (± 1.98 acre) lot, a ±1.01 hectare (± 2.51 acre) lot, and a ±1.02 hectare (± 2.53 acre) lot. Considered under the Bearspaw Area Structure Plan. Approved.
- Division 5 – File: PL20210208 (07212001), Bylaw C-8268-2022, Redesignation Item: To redesignate ±19.32 hectares (47.75 acres) from Agricultural, General District to Direct Control District to accommodate gravel pit operations. First Reading approved.
- Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “CMRB Growth Plan Update” under Sections 21, 22, and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Council moved back into the public session, and directed Administration to draft a submission to the Minister of Municipal Affairs on proposed changes to the CMRB Growth Plan.
- Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre Update” under Sections 16 and 21 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Council moved back into the public session with no resulting follow-up action.