Town of Canmore

Council Clips – April 10, 2018

Canmore Fire Rescue Master Plan Update

The Fire Rescue Master Plan (FRMP) was approved by Council for planning purposes in March of 2017.  Many of the recommended actions are in progress, and a status report of all of the initiatives were provided.  Some of the initiatives being undertaken include a review of training requirements, provision of Fire Chief or Deputy Chief 24 hour coverage, an RFP for improved dispatch service, and key projects that include the 10 minute response map, fire hall location study, and a proposal for a Fire Inspector. The full report (Item D1) can be found here:  https://canmore.ca/documents/2507-2018-04-10-cow-agenda

Municipal Development Plan Indicators and Measures

Council approved the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) in September of 2016, which also includes a requirement for Administration to provide an annual report with the status of the goals and actions in the MDP. Key progress has been made in the following initiatives: affordable housing, environmental issues, Land Use Bylaw amendments, steep creek hazards.  See https://canmore.ca/documents/guiding-documents/2518-2017-annual-review-of-municipal-development-plan for more information.

Transportation Planning Update

Managing transportation is a challenge for communities everywhere. Providing attractive sustainable transportation facilities will provide people with choices and allow driving to continue to be an efficient option. As part of the 2018 Integrated Transportation Plan Update, the timing and sequencing of any changes to the network are critical. The plan details improvements to traffic flow to move traffic around the Town Centre, while balancing the commitment to a thriving, vibrant, inviting Town Centre.  On peak summer days, congestion is an ongoing concern. However, focusing solely on vehicles and vehicle delay are detracting from the things our community values, like nature, open space, vibrant public spaces, affordability, sustainability, and more. Visit https://canmore.ca/projects/transportation-planning for more information.

Committee of the Whole Regular Features

Check out the meeting agenda package at https://canmore.ca/documents/2507-2018-04-10-cow-agenda  to read:

·        Councillor Updates – a monthly report on the activities of individual councillors

·        Service Area Reports – each department provides a summary of operational activities

·        Council Resolution Action List – direction given by Council to administration

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