Town of Canmore

Council Clips – February 15, 2022

Pay Parking Program Update

Council heard the details about the paid parking program that will come into effect in May or June for Canmore’s town centre. The program includes a Canmore Resident Parking permit, which will allow all residents of Canmore to park for free up to three hours per day in all paid zones. For details, visit 2022 Paid Parking Program

 

Property Assessments

The Town of Canmore’s assessor, Benchmark Assessment Consultants, presented a summary of the 2022 property assessments.  Overall, residential assessments increased by 5.2% while non-residential assessments increased by 11.6% (due to increased demand for lodging condo and being undervalued in the past). However individual property owners will see different amounts on their assessments, depending on how market changes have impacted their neighbourhoods. Property Assessment Notices were mailed Feb. 14. Remember, the assessment notice is not a tax bill; assessments are used to calculate property taxes. The deadline to appeal the assessed value of your property is April 25. To learn more about how property assessments are calculated, watch the webcast of the presentation at Council Agendas, Minutes, and Videos. For more information about property assessment and taxes, visit Property Assessments

 

Economic Development Pandemic Response Overview

Council received an overview of the Economic Development Pandemic Response work in 2020-2021. Items included business retention, job protection, gaps in federal and provincial programming, reducing the number of permanent business closures, and programming that would not add to debt load. To view the Town of Canmore’s Economic Recovery Plan, visit Economic Recovery Plan.

 

Tourism Canmore Kananaskis Update

Council heard an update from Tourism Canmore Kananaskis (TCK) that their 2022 – 2024 Business Plan will focus on a triple bottom line of: People, Planet, and Profit. In addition, as part of their funding agreement with the Town of Canmore, TCK will convene the Tourism Round Table as outlined in the Regenerative Tourism Strategy, create benchmarks and give an annual report to Council, and develop and implement a traveller social and environmental responsibility education campaign. See item B1 in today’s agenda package https://canmore.ca/documents/4918-2022-02-15-cow-agenda

 

Other items

Go to the meeting agenda package to read any of the above reports as well as these regular features:

  • Councillor Updates – a monthly report on the activities of individual councillors
  • Administrative Updates– each department provides a summary of operational activities
  • Council Resolution Action List – direction given by Council to administration
  • Correspondence – informational items were provided to Council

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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