Council Decisions: June 14, 2022
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Here is a summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the June 14, 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, a report from representatives of the Airdrie, Cochrane, and Strathmore RCMP detachments outlining a 2021 year-end review, including crime and call statistics, initiatives, and community engagement.
- Council received, for information, a report from Financial Services regarding the Late Tax Penalty Bylaw C-4727-96, presenting alternatives for revised structures for late tax payment penalty. Council approved a motion directing administration to bring back a bylaw that reflects a penalty structure of 4% applied on July 1, 4% applied on September 1, and a further 4% applied on November 1.
- Council directed Administration to prepare a letter of support for the Langdon Library Society’s application to the Community Facility Enhancement Program to assist with capital costs related to the Langdon Library portion of the joint project with the Langdon Community Association for the youth centre.
- Council received, for information, a report by Marketing and Communications regarding the 2022 Dates of Significance calendar to outline how the County will acknowledge and participate in matters of importance to our community.
- Council approved general updates to the County’s Death in Service Policy C-120, as part of their regular policy review process, to improve clarity and ensure consistency in the application of the policy.
- Council received, for information, a report from Agricultural and Environmental Services regarding the County’s mosquito control program including results of a survey conducted on the mosquito issues and management within community associations across the County.
- Council moved into a closed session to consider the legal opinion regarding Procedure Bylaw C-8277-2022 under Sections 24 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Council moved back into the public session and continued review and discussion of the proposed amendments to the bylaw which governs the current procedures of Council, County boards and committees, and in response to recent amendments to the Municipal Government Act. Council proceeded through to Second Reading, however the motion to consider Third Reading did not receive unanimous support, and therefore the bylaw will return for consideration at the next Council meeting. For full details, view the June 14 Council Meeting video.
- 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 5 – File: PL20210103 (06513005), Bylaw C-8204-2021, Redesignation Item: To redesignate the subject lands from Business, Recreation District and Direct Control District 150 to Commercial, Highway District to accommodate commercial uses. Considered under the City of Calgary/Rocky View County Intermunicipal Development Plan, and the Balzac West Area Structure Plan. Council approved a motion referring the bylaw back to Administration for the Applicant to prepare a conceptual scheme in accordance with the Balzac West Area Structure Plan, including the addition of transportation, stormwater management, phasing, and servicing impacts and connections.
- Division 5 – File: PL20210129 (07218004), Bylaw C-8218-2021, Redesignation Item: To redesignate ± 5.67 hectares (± 14.00 acres) of the subject lands from Agricultural, General District to Residential, Rural District to facilitate the creation of a ± 4.05 hectare (± 10.00 acre) parcel and a ± 1.62 hectare (± 4.00 acre) parcel with ± 57.45 hectare (± 141.97 acre) remainder. Refused.
- Division 5 – File: PL20220014 (05335005), Bylaw C-8303-2022, Redesignation Item: To redesignate the subject lands from Agricultural, Small Parcel District (8.1 hectares) to Residential, Rural District (4.0 hectares) to allow for the future subdivision of one ±4.04 hectare (±9.98 acre) parcel, leaving a ±4.04 hectare (±9.98 acre) remainder. First Reading approved.
- Division 1 – File: PL20220047 (04710003), Bylaw C-8302-2022, Redesignation Item: To redesignate a portion of the subject lands from Agricultural, General District to Residential, Rural District to facilitate future subdivision of a ± 3.42 hectare (± 8.45 acre) parcel with ± 58.09 hectare (± 143.54 acre) remainder. First Reading approved.
- Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “Chief Administrative Officer Report” under Section 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Council moved back into the public session, with no follow-up action.
- Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “City of Calgary Annexation Update” under Sections 21, 24, and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Council moved back into the public session and voted that the confidential report on the proposed annexation be received for information.
- 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 withdraw from current and future negotiations with the City of Chestermere for the sale of the Chestermere Recreation Centre.