Land Use Bylaw Receives First Reading
The Land Use Bylaw is being revised, and the changes being proposed are based on regulations in the Municipal Government Act (MGA), guidance from the Municipal Development Plan, Council direction, as well as community feedback. The proposed bylaw uses the framework of the existing LUB but will make it easier to understand by improving wording, updating regulations, modifying dated sections, and introducing new regulations. The changes are significant enough to warrant a complete rewrite of the LUB - rather than a large-scale amendment. Council approved first reading of the draft bylaw and scheduled a public hearing at 5 p.m. on Feb. 5, 2019. Details of the proposed changes, public engagement, and next steps can be found at www.canmore.ca/lub-updates
Municipal Development Plan (MDP) Amendment Steep Creek Hazard
To reflect consistency with the regulations in the proposed LUB, an MDP amendment to update regulations for Steep Creek Hazards is required. Council approved first reading of the amendment and scheduled a public hearing at 5 p.m. on Feb. 5, 2019. These public hearings will run concurrently. Details on this proposed amendment can be found under item f2 here https://canmore.ca/documents/2960-2018-11-20-council-agenda-regular
Library Endowment with the Banff Canmore Community Foundation
Local residents have approached the Banff Canmore Community Foundation about providing an endowment to the Canmore Library in support of its programs. As libraries are a municipal service, Council will provide a letter of support approve the agreement in principle between the donor and the Banff Canmore Community Foundation.