Town of Canmore

Council Clips – July 5, 2022

Spring Creek Mountain Village ARP Amendments

Council gave first reading to Bylaws 2021-22 and 2021-23 and scheduled a public hearing for Aug. 16, 2022. Example of amendments include changing the north-west ARP boundary to include two additional lots for low density residential development, updating the maps and figures to reflect the ARP boundary change, increasing the number of visitor accommodation units permitted in the Village from 200 to 250, increasing the total floor area for local commercial permitted in the Village, and changing the creek setback requirements for the parcels just north-west of the Malcolm Hotel. For details on the proposed amendments visit Spring Creek Mountain Village Area Redevelopment Plan For more information on the upcoming public hearing visit Bylaws Pending Approval

MDP and LUB Amendments for 800 3 Ave (Palliative Care)

Council directed administration to return no later than Nov. 1, 2022, to allow for further discussions with the applicant regarding Council’s specific direction following the May 24 Public Hearing to prepare wording for potential amendments that Council could consider at second reading. For more information visit 800 3 Ave

Budget Parameters for 2023-2024

Council provided the parameters for administration to prepare the preliminary operating and capital budgets for the budget process later this year. Taking into account record inflation, rising costs and interest rates, and decreased funding from all levels of government, the budget should be based on status quo service levels with accommodation for growth. Based on some of the known items with cost increases, the starting point for the budget work this summer by administration could result in an increase to the municipal budget in excess of 10%. Council also asked for prioritized lists of optional increases or decreases to the 2023 and 2024 budgets for consideration, based on Council’s strategic priorities or changing community needs. Finance Committee budget deliberations will begin in November for Council decision in December.

Council also:

  • Heard the Town of Canmore’s financial position as of April 30, 2022, indicating conformance with the overall 2022 budget.  For details, see item I1 in the agenda package
  • Heard an update from Bow Valley Victim Services on their accomplishments from 2021 and the future direction of the organization.
  • Heard a proposal from Resilient Canmore.
  • Referred the request from Bow Valley Clean Air Society to implement a closed-door bylaw to administration for review and recommendations.
  • Supported Bow Valley Connections Centre in their advocacy to the Province of Alberta, and in particular the Alberta Social Housing Corporation, for the creation of supported housing for individuals with disabilities in the Bow Valley, but referred their request for interim Life Campus space to administration for review and recommendations.
  • Established the Enforcement Appeal Review Committee to include a new process for enforcement appeals to be heard by two members of council plus the CAO and GM of municipal services. To ensure consistency, this bylaw amends the Animal Control Bylaw, Business Registry Bylaw, and Taxi Bylaw. All bylaws can be found at Bylaws
  • Directed administration to include a prohibition on planting new wildlife-attracting fruit-bearing vegetation in the community as part of a future Community Standards Bylaw.
  • Amended the Emergency Management Bylaw to allow appointment of a deputy director of emergency management.
  • Nominated former Mayor John Borrowman for the Alberta Municipalities Award of Excellence and former CAO Lisa Desoto for the Dedicated Chief Administrative Officer Award.
  • Amended the scope of the E-Services project (7063) to replace the platform for the Town of Canmore's website content. 

To read the full details in today's agenda package, visit  pdf 2022 07 05 Council Agenda Regular (27.76 MB)

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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