Municipal Development Plan Amendment Third Party Environmental Impact Statement
Council approved an amendment to the MDP that removes a requirement for third party reviews of Environmental Impact Statements for projects initiated by the Town. This changes removes a redundancy and extra expense, since - if the Town hires both the consultant to prepare the EIS and the consultant to review the work of the first consultant - the second consultant cannot be considered a third party.
Olympic Games Public Hearing on October 30
Three Sisters Preparing New Area Structure Plans
Three Sisters Mountain Village intends to develop new area structure plans for Three Sisters Village (Resort Centre) and Smith Creek. Today Council approved a Terms of Reference to set out the terms under which the area structure plans will be developed. The applicant is planning to complete each ASP in seven stages, ending with Council consideration of bylaws to approve the ASPs – in the spring of 2019 for Three Sisters Village (Resort Centre) and the end of 2019 for Smith Creek. The public engagement process will be led by Three Sisters Mountain Village. To read the Terms of Reference, see item G2A in the council agenda (link below).
Council Pay Adjustment Approved
Since 1999, Alberta councillors have received a tax exemption on one-third of their total remuneration. The 2017 federal budget eliminated this exemption so now the entire remuneration of councillors is taxable. In order to prevent a decrease in net pay, Council approved increasing the basic rate of pay and per diem compensation by the amount necessary to result in a near-neutral impact. To see details about this increase see item G3 in the council agenda (link below).
Finance Committee Approvals
A Finance Committee meeting was held directly after the regular council meeting. The Finance Committee approved:
- The year-to-date financial statements
- 2019-2020 master fee schedule
They also reviewed the capital project progress report and the 2019 – 2024 budget schedule.
For more information
To see the agenda packages and videos of both the regular council meeting and the finance committee meeting, visit https://canmore.ca/town-hall/town-council/council-minutes-agendas