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Council Decisions: July 12, 2022

Here is a brief summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the July 12, 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 received, for information, a report from Marketing and Communications outlining the key findings and recommendations from the 2022 Citizen Satisfaction Survey. The results report will be published on the County website on July 12, 2022.
  • Council directed Administration to renew the Memorandum of Understanding with the Town of Strathmore for an additional five years to continue the County’s commitment of funding a watch clerk position for the Strathmore RCMP detachment.
  • Council directed Administration to not proceed with the Local Improvement Plan to pave a portion of Range Road 34, and to notify the owners adjacent to Range Road 34 of the change.
  • Council approved the recommendation from the June 29, 2022 Public Presentation Committee that Administration be directed to prepare a report for presentation to Council on or before July 26, 2022 outlining how the County can best establish a position on the SR1 Land Use Plan through Administration review and/or community consultation.
  • Council then approved a motion arising to change the November 16, 2022 Public Presentation Committee meeting to November 23, 2022.
  • Council provided an update on the latest activities regarding municipal and community committees including the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board, Rocky View Foundation, Calgary Stampede Farm Family Award, and the Spray Lakes Sawmills Recreation Park Society Board of Directors. 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: PL20220060 & PL20210034 (06518002), Bylaw C-8167-2021, Redesignation Item: (PL20220060) To adopt the “Divine Mercy Centre Master Site Development Plan”, which provides a non-statutory policy framework for a religious assembly use. (PL20210034) To redesignate ± 2.09 hectares (5.17 acres) of the subject lands from Agricultural, General District to Special, Public Service District to accommodate a religious assembly use. Considered under the Rocky View County/City of Calgary Intermunicipal Development Plan. Approved.
  • Division 4 – File: PL20210011 (06713051), Bylaw C-8136-2021, Redesignation Item: To redesignate the subject lands from Residential, Rural District to Residential, Country Residential District to facilitate the future subdivision of one ± 0.97 hectare (± 2.40 acre) parcel, with a remainder of ± 0.89 hectare (± 2.20 acre). Considered under the Bearspaw Area Structure Plan. Refused.
  • Division 7 – File: PL20190155 (03222206/685), Bylaw C-7975-2019, Redesignation Item: To redesignate portions of the subject lands from Residential, Urban District and Special, Public Service District to Residential, Mid-Density Urban District and Direct Control District, to facilitate a variety of housing forms including a seniors’ development. Considered under the Langdon Area Structure Plan. Council moved into a closed session under Sections 24 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Council moved back into the public session to continue the Public Hearing. Council approved a referring motion directing Administration to work with the Applicant on public consultation including one open house and a mailout to residents within the Langdon hamlet boundary, which details a site concept and general details on densities and community impacts.
  • Division 5 – File: PL20200116 (07308011), Bylaw C-8307-2022, Redesignation Item: To redesignate a ± 3.61 hectare (± 8.92 acre) portion of the subject lands from Agricultural, Small Parcel District (12.1 hectares) to Residential, Rural District, and to redesignate the remainder ± 9.74 hectares (± 24.07 acres) from Agricultural, Small Parcel District (12.1 hectares) to Agricultural, Small Parcel District (9.7 hectares) to accommodate the creation of one new lot. Considered under the City of Airdrie/M.D. of Rocky View Intermunicipal Development Plan. Approved.

First Readings

  • Council approved First Reading of Road Licencing Bylaw C-8316-2022, and directed Administration to proceed with scheduling a non-statutory public hearing for Bylaw C-8316-2022.
  • Division 3 – File: PL20220059 (07804003), Bylaw C-8304-2022, Redesignation Item: To redesignate a ± 8.10 hectare (± 20.01 acre) portion of the subject lands from Agricultural, General District to Agricultural, Small Parcel District (8.1 hectares) to accommodate a future subdivision. First reading approved.

Closed Session

  • Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “Alberta Provincial Police Update” under Sections 21 and 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 “Rural Caucus Letter” under Sections 21, 23, and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Council moved back into the public session, and approved sending a joint letter to Minister McIver representing the Rural Municipalities of Alberta Rural Caucus’ position on the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board and the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board.
  • Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “Request for Direction on Alberta Utilities Commission Applications” under Sections 24 and 27 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Council moved back into the public session, and directed Administration not to seek participation in, or submit evidence to, the Alberta Utility Commission hearings related to the TransAlta Ghost Lake Water Charger Battery Storage Project or the Sollair Airdrie Solar Energy Project.

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