Town of Canmore

Council Clips – March 19, 2019

Peaks Landing Re-Zoning Passes Second Reading

Today, Council gave second reading to an amended bylaw that allows for development residential and accessory dwelling units on sites in Peaks of Grassi.  The amendment removes site 3 (with the rock outcrop) from the development and have it remain in the Urban Reserve District. The developer and the Canmore Community Housing Corporation have signed an agreement in principle that CCHC will purchase one of the sites to build 14 perpetually affordable housing units. Third reading of the bylaw is scheduled for May 7, 2019. For more information about the Peaks Landing development visit https://canmore.ca/municipal-services/residents-development-planning/public-engagement-information/peaks-landing.

Committee of the Whole

Once a month, Council holds a “committee of the whole” meeting to hear briefings from community groups and from administration.

Innovate Canmore
Brian McClure, president and CEO of Innovate Canmore, spoke to a written submission outlining the status of the current build-out of the Phase 1 technology incubator and accelerator business model and a summary feasibility assessment of the viability of establishing a Phase 2, 50,000+ sq ft Innovation and Technology Development Centre of Excellence in the community. For more information about Innovate Canmore, visit their website at https://www.innovatecanmore.com/

Banff Canmore Community Foundation
Bill Fisher, Executive Director of the Banff Canmore Community Foundation, spoke to a written report presenting information and findings from the organization's Vital Signs report. The presentation included an overview of the report's findings along with relevant community-specific data points. Mr. Fisher also updated Council on the current work of the foundation. For more information about the Banff Canmore Community Foundation, visit their website at https://www.banffcanmorecf.org/

Tourism Canmore Kananaskis
Justin Rousseau, Expedition Management, spoke to a written report presenting Tourism Canmore Kananaskis’s strategic plan. You can read the draft strategic plan by downloading the March 19 committee of the whole agenda package – see item B3.

2018 Protective Services and Fire-Rescue Year End Reports
Council was presented with 2018 statistics from the RCMP, bylaw services, the Police Committee, and fire rescue services.  To see the reports, download the March 19 committee of the whole agenda package and look for items D1 and D2.

2018 Municipal Development Plan Report
The Municipal Development Plan is a high-level planning document intended to provide general direction on how the town of Canmore should develop. This annual review explores what the MDP is asking of the Town, what goals are being met, and what areas will be worked on in the upcoming years. Read the 2018 update pdf here (1.51 MB) .

Committee of the Whole Regular Features
Check out the meeting agenda package 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
  • Bow Valley Regional Housing updates

You can also see a video of the presentations at https://canmore.ca/town-hall/town-council/council-minutes-agendas

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