Town of Canmore

Council Clips – February 5, 2019

Land Use Bylaw Amendment – Peaks Landing Direct Control District

Today Council debated second reading of a bylaw that would rezone a property in the Peaks of Grassi neighbourhood to allow for development of approximately 27 residential units and 13 accessory dwelling units. Council has received a large amount of public feedback on this proposal, including significant opposition voiced by residents, as well as several technical reports on matters including steep creek hazard and environmental impact. In order to have more time to consider the implications of passing or not passing the bylaw, Council postponed their decision on second reading to a March 19 meeting. For more information on the development application visit https://canmore.ca/municipal-services/residents-development-planning/public-engagement-information/peaks-landing. To see the input received at the January 29 public hearing visit https://canmore.ca/town-hall/town-council/council-minutes-agendas.

Cultural Master Plan Advisory Group

The Town is working with a consultant to develop a Cultural Master Plan for Canmore. The Cultural Master Plan is a 10-year vision and road map for the planning and delivery of arts and culture that advances participation in, the presence of, and support for culture in Canmore.  Today Council appointed one councillor and nine members of the public to participate in an advisory group that will assist the consultant with the development of the plan.  For more information about the project visit https://canmore.ca/projects/cultural-master-plan.

Lift Station 2 Project Changes

Lift stations are facilities designed to move wastewater from lower to higher elevations. Lift Station 2, located off Railway Avenue behind the train tracks, is currently being upgraded in accordance with the Town’s Utility Master Plan and has run into unexpected challenges with respect to high groundwater in the area. Administration requested that Council increase the budget for the project by just over $1M, and Council agreed to provide the funding from the Utility Reserve. For more information about the project visit https://canmore.ca/projects/lift-station-2-upgrade.

Council also approved:

  • A new policy to establish criteria to evaluate requests to install private entrance features in the municipal road right-of-way;
  • An updated Public Participation policy;
  • A reallocation of funds for Cougar Creek long-term mitigation; 
  • An amendment to the Designated Officer Bylaw, adding the fire chief as a designated officer.
  • To read the staff reports and watch a video of the meeting visit https://canmore.ca/town-hall/town-council/council-minutes-agendas 

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