Town of Canmore

Council Clips - February 7, 2023

Land Use Bylaw Amendment
Council gave first reading to an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw to allow for the consideration of Offices (above the ground floor) on all IND 2 District properties located near Elk Run Boulevard. The proposed amendment ensures offices will only be developed above the ground floor of a building within the IND 2 District, which preserves ground floors for industrial uses/developments. A public hearing is scheduled for Feb. 28, and details can be found on the Bylaws Pending Approval webpage.

Paperless Option for Property Tax Notices and Assessment Notices
Council approved a bylaw to allow property owners to have a secure and confidential option to receive their property tax notices, assessment notices, and Canmore Assessment Review Board documents electronically, where possible. Providing property owners with a paperless option for these documents would allow for more timely and accessible retrieval of their notices as well as a more environmentally friendly option of communication and reduce costs. For those who choose not to enroll in paperless notifications, they will continue to receive their notices by hardcopy in the mail as the default. Details on how to subscribe to this new service will be available soon.

Borrowing for 2023 and 2024 Capital Projects
Council approved six bylaws intended to approve the borrowing of funds for the following:

  • Water Treatment Plant 2 – Replacement and Capacity Upgrade Construction
  • Bow Valley Trail Wastewater Upgrade – Phase 2
  • Bow Valley Trail Wastewater Upgrade – Phase 3
  • Bow Valley Trail Water Upgrade – Phase 2
  • Railway Avenue Wastewater Upgrade
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant – Influent Screen Capacity Upgrade

Council also:

  • Heard a presentation about the Howl Experience program, a gap-year outdoor youth leadership program in the Rockies based in the Bow Valley. For details visit:
  • Met in camera regarding Cougar Creek contract negotiations.

Details on these updates can be found in the agenda package: 

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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