Council Decisions: May 10, 2022

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the May 10, 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 directed Administration to provide a letter of support to Alberta Transportation to endorse a proposed speed limit change along Highway 1 at the intersections of Conrich Road and Rainbow Road from 110 km/h to 80 km/h to enhance the safety of traffic operations.
  • Council approved a budget adjustment of $300,000 to upgrade Woodland Road, in partnership with the City of Calgary, to address the increase in traffic resulting from the development of Haskayne Legacy Park located within city limits adjacent to Rocky View County in Bearspaw.
  • Council received, for information, a report from Corporate Business Development outlining the progress made by the Economic Recovery Task Force, established to promote economic recovery and the future resiliency of County businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Council approved a request by Recreation, Parks & Community Support to extend presentation of a Council report on the Special Events processes, and any proposed amendments to Bylaw C-7990-2020 for Council’s consideration, to December 31, 2022, in order to allow for procedural changes to be tested throughout the 2022 event season.
  • Council approved a Motion first read into the record on April 26, 2022, directing Administration to bring back the Live/Work land use for Council review, along with an assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of introducing one or more new Home-Based Business development permit options, no later than September 13, 2022.
  • 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.

Planning and Development

  • Division 1 – File: PL20210138 (03908007 / 03908028), Bylaw C-8232-2021, Redesignation Item: To redesignate a ± 5.62 hectare (± 13.89 acre) portion of the subject lands from Agricultural, General District to Agricultural, Small District (8.1 hectares) and a ± 5.52 hectare (± 13.64 acre) portion of the subject lands from Agricultural, Small District to Agricultural, General District to facilitate a Boundary Adjustment. Considered under the Greater Bragg Creek Area Structure Plan. Approved as amended.
  • Division 1 – File: PL20200110 (04703006), Bylaw C-8293-2022 – Council approved Bylaw C-8293-2022 to facilitate revisions required to Road Closure Bylaw C-8143-2021 that provides an updated description as well as replacing the original Schedule ‘A’ with a plan of survey.
  • Division 5 – File: PRDP20215462 (06401006/36401004), Development Permit Application Item: Various building and site improvements at the Harmony Beef abattoir facility including two additions to the principal abattoir and meat processing facility, and the construction of a new accessory building (guard house). Site improvements would include multi-lot regrading to accommodate an ancillary staff/visitor parking lot, trailer parking lots, a new access road and approach, increasing the turning radius area for trucks onsite, and the installation of additional over-height fencing onsite. Surface improvement modifications to improve land drainage over the site area and minor landscaping modifications. Considered under the City of Calgary/Rocky View County Intermunicipal Development Plan, and the Balzac East Area Structure Plan. Approved subject to noted conditions.

First Readings

  • Division 5 – File: PL20210124 (08410002), Bylaw C-8287-2022, Redesignation Item: To redesignate the subject ±36.60 hectare (±87.97 acre) parcel, being the remainder of the north half of fractional NE-10-28-29-W04M, from Agricultural, General District to Direct Control District to allow for the future subdivision of ±17.81 hectares (±44.01 acres) and the future development of a Solar Farm, Electric Vehicle Charging Station and Data Processing on that parcel, thereby leaving a ±18.79 hectare (±46.43 acre) DC District parcel. The proposed southern parcel would also have the same uses of Solar Farm, Electric Vehicle Charging Station and Data Processing available. First Reading approved.

Closed Session

  • Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “Grader Replacement Update” under Sections 19 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Council moved back into the public session, and directed Administration to purchase the existing motor graders as per the terms of the Lease Agreement and prepare a budget adjustment of $1,575,000 from the Tax Stabilization Reserve to purchase the graders.

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