Town of Canmore

Council Clips – November 3, 2020

Today Council approved the following:

  • First reading of a Land Use Bylaw Omnibus amendment, with a public hearing scheduled for December 1. For more information: https://canmore.ca/town-hall/bylaws-policy/bylaws-pending-approval
  • A housekeeping revision to renumber an existing bylaw (Bylaw 2020-24).
  • Road Closure at Railway Court (Bylaw 2020-5).
  • First reading of Tax Bylaw to allow for funding a Clean Energy Improvement program, with a public hearing scheduled for December 1. For more information: https://canmore.ca/residents/stewardship-of-the-environment/climate-change-adaptation-plan/clean-energy-improvement-program
  • Implementation of a paid parking program in 2021 including strategies for high parking demand areas both inside and outside of the town centre, including Quarry Lake. For more information: https://canmore.ca/projects/transportation-projects/paid-parking-fare-free-transit
  • Installation of neighbourhood art on a temporary public site adjacent to the Cougar Creek midpoint pedestrian bridge on the east side of the pathway.
  • An increase to franchise fees in 2021: Fortis from10% to 12%, and ATCO Gas from 27% to 30% with recommendations to support climate action initiatives in the upcoming budget process. The fee has not increased since 2016, and is comparable to neighbouring municipalities.
  • Allocation of $4.2M in funding from the Municipal Operating Support Transfer (MOST) funding to address lost revenue and incremental operating costs due to COVID-19. 
  • A motion to postpone second reading of Bylaw 2020-14 Establishing a Direct Control District in Van Horne to institute a 60m setback from the Bow River until Nov. 17, 2020.

No changes were made to the Mandatory Mask Bylaw by Council today. As a reminder, there are a few exceptions for people who are unable to wear a face-covering. Please be kind and respect their situation. All information about the bylaw can be found at https://canmore.ca/covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-canmore/mandatory-mask-bylaw

To see the staff reports or watch a video of this meeting visit https://canmore.ca/documents/4235-2020-11-03-council-agenda-regular

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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