Town of Canmore

Council Clips – January 23, 2018

Canmore One Step Closer to offering Broadband

“Broadband” refers to a high-speed fibre-optic network used to deliver services such as internet access, television programming, and telecommunication services. Canmore is interested in improving broadband access as a tool to support economic development in the community, and so contracted IBI Group to prepare a strategic plan which was presented to Council this evening. Council accepted the Broadband Strategic Plan for planning purposes. If you’re interested in learning more, visit Canmore Economic Development

Changes to PAH Build and Price Guidelines

Build and Price Guidelines for Canmore’s Perpetually Affordable Housing establish the initial price (per square foot) for purchasers of new PAH housing units and address maximum unit sizes. Town administration is responsible for establishing the guidelines, and has worked closely with Canmore Community Housing Corporation on this review. Administration reported to Council that build rates have increased from $250 per square foot to $275 per square foot, and maximum unit sizes have been amended to ensure the units continue to meet affordability criteria. For more information check out the council meeting agenda package here:

In other news, Council:

·        decided to continue allowing political campaign signs to be placed on public property;

·        updated their Procedural Bylaw, which addresses meeting procedures at council meetings;

·        approved the Canmore Library’s updated Safety and Use Bylaw; and

·        agreed with a resident’s request to waive penalties accrued for failure to pay property taxes.

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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