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Council Decisions: September 13, 2022

Here is a summary of the decisions of Rocky View County Council at the September 13, 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 prepare a letter of support for the Rocky View Foundation’s application to the Seniors and Housing Lodge Assistance Program grant to assist with increasing lodging capacity by 60 units.
  • Council directed Administration to prepare a letter of support for the Westbrook School to apply for numerous grant opportunities to assist with capital costs associated with the replacement of their current playground structure.
  • Council approved a budget adjustment of $205,000 for the Glenmore Trail and Glenmore View Road intersection improvement as a condition of approval for construction of St. Mary’s Malankara Orthodox Church. Alberta Transportation will reimburse the County for the full amount under the terms of the Roadside Development Permit issued by the Province.
  • Council received, for information, an update on Off-Site Levy collections and the projects supported through the Off-Site Levy Fund for a reporting period between January 1, 2021 and July 31, 2022.
  • Council approved a motion to refer the application for Development Permit PRDP20221211 to Administration to work with the Applicants and return to Council at the October 11, 2022 meeting.
  • Council received, for information, a report by Legislative and Intergovernmental Services outlining the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board’s (CMRB) approved Growth and Servicing Plans and next steps to request Council direction on the County’s future approach to relations with regional partners and the CMRB.
  • Council received, for information, a report by Planning regarding the planning assessment of the Calgary Metropolitan Region Growth Plan summarizing the Growth Plan’s impacts on the County’s overall growth strategy and the development of individual community planning documents.
  • Council received, for information, a report from Planning on the status of the Springbank Area Structure Plan review project, including next steps and a brief analysis of the implications of the approved Calgary Metropolitan Regional Growth Plan.
  • Council received, for information, a report from Planning on the status of the Janet Area Structure Plan (ASP) Long Term Development Area amendments, the next steps prior to presenting the draft ASP for Council’s consideration at a public hearing, and to provide a brief analysis of the implications of the adoption of the approved Calgary Metropolitan Regional Growth Plan.
  • Council received, for information, a report from Planning on the status of the Conrich Area Structure Plan (ASP) Future Policy Area amendments, the next steps prior to presenting the draft ASP for Council’s consideration at a public hearing, and to provide a brief analysis of the implications of the adoption of the approved Calgary Metropolitan Regional Growth Plan.
  • Council directed Administration to rescind the County Plan Amendments Comprehensive Review Terms of Reference, approved by Council on January 22, 2019, and prepare a new Terms of Reference and budget adjustment for a comprehensive review of the County’s Municipal Development Plan (County Plan) for presentation to Council no later than December 13, 2022.
  • Council approved a motion that the Bragg Creek Area Structure Plan (ASP) Hamlet Expansion Strategy project be placed on hold to accommodate staff resource availability and other Council planning project priorities, and to allow further assessment of development progress within the existing hamlet, servicing capacity and transportation improvements (specifically White Avenue/Highway 22 intersection discussions). Council directed Administration to present a report with an update on these items, together with a request for direction on continuation of the project, no later than September 2023.
  • Council approved a motion that the Bearspaw Area Structure Plan (ASP) project be placed on hold to accommodate staff resource availability and other Council planning project priorities, and directed Administration to present a report with an update on these items, together with a request for direction on continuation of the project, no later than May 2023.
  • Council approved a motion that the Glenmore Trail Area Structure Plan (ASP) Terms of Reference be rescinded as the ASP does not align with the existing Municipal Development Plan (County Plan) or the Interim Growth Plan, with the resulting discontinuation of the project.
  • Council approved a motion that the Terms of Reference for the developer-led and developer-funded Elbow View (Highway 8) Area Structure Plan (ASP) be rescinded, as residential and employment growth in this location is not consistent with policies of the approved Calgary Metropolitan Regional Growth Plan, resulting in discontinuation of the project.
  • Council voted to defer the following General Business agenda items to the September 27, 2022 Council Meeting:
    • F16: All Divisions - Request for Decision: Planning Process and First Reading Options
    • F17: All Divisions - Request for Decision: Business Live Work District and Home-Based Business 3 Proposal
    • F18: All Divisions - Request for Decision: Special, Future Urban Development District
  • Council approved a motion to refer Road Licensing Bylaw C-8316-2022 to Administration to prepare further amendments to the Bylaw and return to Council no later than January 31, 2023.
  • Council approved Bylaw C-8319-2022 and associated budget adjustment to fund the water supply upgrade and conversion system installation in the Wintergreen Woods subdivision.
  • Council approved Borrowing Bylaw C-8333-2022 and C-8334-2022 for the Blazer Water System and Horse Creek Water & Waste Water Services respectively to restructure existing borrowings to reflect a higher maximum interest rate.
  • Council provided an update on the latest Calgary Metropolitan Regional Growth Board (CMRB) activities. 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: PL20210027/PL20210116 (06410067), Bylaw C-8230-2021, Master Site Development Plan Item, and Amendment Item: (PL20210116) To approve the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo St. Michael Church Master Site Development Plan (MSDP), which provides a non-statutory policy framework to guide development of a Religious Assembly, Child Care Facility, and Recreation (Public) uses on Lot 2, Block 5, Plan 1611467 within NW-10-26-29-W04M. (PL20210027, Bylaw C-8230-2021) To amend Bylaw C-6031-2005, being Direct Control Bylaw (DC-99), to allow for Religious Assembly, Child Care Facility, and Recreation (Public) uses on Lot 2, Block 5, Plan 1611467 within NW-10-26-29-W04M. Considered under the Balzac East Area Structure Plan, and the Balzac Commercial Campus Conceptual Scheme. Approved.
  • Division 4 – File: PL20210178 (06712022), Bylaw C-8256-2021, Redesignation Item: To redesignate the subject lands from Residential, Rural District to Residential, Country Residential District to accommodate future subdivision. Considered under the Bearspaw Area Structure Plan. Approved.
  • Division 3 – File: PL20210002 (06717003), Bylaw C-8188-2021, Road Closure Item: To close ± 0.51 hectares (1.25 acres) of the undeveloped road (Road Plan 2479 Q) in order to facilitate future consolidation into the lands at SE-17-26-03-W05M. Considered under the County Plan. Bylaw C-8188-2021 is referred back to Administration until such time as the applicant provides an appraisal for the subject Road Allowance (portion of Road Plan 2479Q) to determine the sale value of the Road Allowance.
  • Division 5 – File: PL20200115 (07308013), Residential Subdivision Application PL20200115: To create a ± 1.62 hectare (± 4.00 acre) parcel (Lot 1) with a ± 6.47 hectare (± 15.99 acre) remainder (Lot 2). Considered under the City of Airdrie/M.D. of Rocky View Intermunicipal Development Plan. Approved with conditions.

First Readings

  • Division 7 – File: PL20220124 (03215004), Bylaw C-8327-2022, Redesignation Item, and File: PL20220125 (03215001/04/05), Bylaw C-8328-2022, Amendment Item: (PL20220124) To redesignate ± 4.96 hectares (± 12.26 acres) of the subject land from Agricultural, General District to Residential, Mid-Density Urban District in order to facilitate the creation of 73 residential lots in Phase 3. (PL20220125) To include a clause in Residential, Mid-Density Urban District that the residential lots within the Bridges of Langdon community can have a minimum 1.5 m side yard setback on both sides. First Reading approved.

Closed Session

  • Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “Proposed City of Calgary Annexation Negotiation Mandate” under Sections 21, 24, and 25 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Council moved back into the public session and directed the Annexation Negotiation Committee to pursue good faith negotiations with the City of Calgary on the proposed annexation as per the mandate given to the Committee by Council (Closed Session Report RVC2022-19)
  • Council moved into a closed session to consider the confidential item “Local Government Fiscal Framework Update” under Sections 21 and 24 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Council moved back into the public session and directed Administration to develop an advocacy campaign as directed during Closed Session Report 2022-21.

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