Town of Canmore

Council Clips – September 25, 2018

Municipal Development Plan Amendment Third Party Environmental Impact Statement

Council voted to postpone (until Oct. 2) second and third reading of a proposed change to the Municipal Development Plan (MD) which would remove the Town’s requirement to have an additional review of Town-initiated projects which require an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).  The amendment to the MDP would remove the requirement for third party reviews only on Town projects; third party reviews of EISs would still be required on developer-initiated projects.

Mountain Haven Cooperative Homes Unit Acquisition

Council approved a transfer of $4,245,000 to Canmore Community Housing Corporation (CCHC) from the Perpetually Affordable Housing (PAH) reserve to acquire 17 rental units from Mountain Haven Cooperative Homes (MHCH).  MHCH is a cooperative housing development that provides 44 affordable housing units in the Town of Canmore. These units are comprised of 27 individually owned equity units and 17 rental units collectively owned by the cooperative. Due to a myriad of historical issues, MHCH is facing foreclosure on the 17 non-equity units. The transfer from the PAH reserve will cover the purchase price of the units, the reserve fund loan and the closing costs for CCHC to acquire the units from MHCH and prevent the lender from enacting foreclosure and taking possession of the 17 non-equity units.

For more information …

To read any of the reports in the Sept. 25 meeting agenda package or see a video of the meeting visit https://canmore.ca/town-hall/town-council/council-minutes-agendas

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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