Town of Canmore

Council Clips – March 2, 2021

Quarry Lake Transportation Management

Based on public feedback to our proposal, Council approved a paid parking program at Quarry Lake Park to manage parking and visitation demand. Canmore residents are eligible for a free parking pass at Quarry Lake Park and Residential Parking Permit zones will be created to manage overflow parking issues in nearby neighbourhoods. Parking revenues are intended to fund maintenance at Quarry Lake Park including additional washrooms and waste bins, as well as the operating costs of the parking system.

Council also approved a new 2021 capital project for $1,160,000 to plan a seasonal transit route to Quarry Lake, the Nordic Centre, and Grassi Lakes in collaboration with Alberta Parks, to begin operation in 2022, including purchase of a new bus and construction of four new bus stops to be funded mostly by provincial grants with the remainder coming from reserves. Visit Quarry Lake Paid Parking for all the details about the program.


Land Use Bylaw Amendment 2020-19 Three Sisters DC District Site 5

Following today’s public hearing, Council postponed second and third readings of a Land Use Bylaw Amendment for the commercial development in Stewart Creek (The Gateway at Three Sisters) to further consider public comments regarding the phasing of development. Council will consider this again on April 6. For a map of the location, details, and FAQs visit Three Sisters Mountain Village (The Gateway at Three Sisters)


Borrowing Bylaws

Council authorized the Town of Canmore to borrow $130,000 for completing a connection of a water main that was part of the original water upgrades identified for TIP20, and $3,000,000 to complete Phase 2 of a new feeder main connecting the Three Sisters area adjacent to the wastewater treatment plant to the south end of Bow Valley Trail.


White Mountain Tours E-Bike Guided Tours

Council referred the request from White Mountain Adventures for a pilot e-bike tour program on multi-use trails in Canmore to administration for review and to seek input from the Tourism Task Force before making a recommendation to Council.


Community Social Development Operational Budget Changes

Council approved the use of potential future grants and contributions to offset previously approved operating budgets. Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and Family Resource Network (FRN), provide community programs and services to strengthen and improve quality of life for families and individuals, and to foster an inclusive and resilient community. Visit Family & Community Services to read more about the programs available.


Multi-Year Fire-Rescue Dispatch Contract

After an initial two-year contract, Council authorized administration to enter into a five-year contract with The City of Calgary for 9-1-1 call answer, fire/rescue call evaluation, and dispatch services for the Town of Canmore.


TIP20 Land Expropriation

Through the course of finalizing the design of the TIP20 project, the need for the Town of Canmore to secure a 65.8m2 easement at the intersection of Bow Valley Trail and Railway Avenue was identified in order to construct the sidewalk adjacent to the dedicated right turn lane near A&W. Administration attempted unsuccessfully to obtain an agreement with the landowners for an easement, so Council approved the expropriation of the land. Final costs and payment to the landowner will be determined through formal appraisal. A map of the area can be found in H4 of the agenda package


Canmore Library and Marigold Library Board Appointments

Council appointed Donna Balmain to the Canmore Library Board and as the alternate representative on the Marigold Library Board for a term ending at the October 22, 2022 annual organizational meeting. To learn more about the library board visit Canmore Library Board

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 Goodstoney 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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