Town of Canmore

Council Clips – April 2, 2019

NEW! Tree Protection Bylaw

In 2011, the trees on Canmore’s public lands were valued at $250M. Until now, however, there has been no legislation to protect this valuable asset and developers and property owners have been able to remove public trees adjacent to their property with little recourse. The Tree Protection Bylaw is intended to protect public trees from removal and damage, as well as provide a means to permit removal of trees when necessary. Visit https://canmore.ca/municipal-services/residents-development-planning/building-development/protecting-canmore-s-trees for more information.

Seat Replacement in the Alex Kaleta Arena

The seats in the Alex Kaleta are nearly 50 years old and are not scheduled for replacement as part of the current lifecycle project. An unexpected opportunity has come up for the Town to purchase spectator seats from the Edmonton Coliseum, which is currently being dismantled, for a grand total of $66K including delivery and installation. Canmore Minor Hockey is prepared to contribute $27K and is working with potential sponsors to contribute even more. The total Town contribution will be up to $39K, an amount much less that the $240K budgeted to replace the seats in 2024. To learn more about the recreation centre lifecycle project visit https://canmore.ca/projects/lifecycle-maintenance-project

Residential Organics Diversion Pilot Starting Early

By coming to an agreement with the Town of Banff to allow the transfer of organic waste through Banff’s system, Canmore residential organics diversion pilot program is set to start a whole year earlier. This fall, residents will be able deposit organic waste in five locations around town.  For more information, visit https://canmore.ca/projects/organics-program

Other approvals:

·         Supplementary Assessment Bylaw– to allow assessment of properties under development that have a construction completion date prior to October 1, 2019.

·         Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA) Tax Rate Bylaw – to allow for the collection of taxes from businesses in the BIA to fund the organization’s annual budget.

·         Assessment Review Board Bylaw – to comply with regulations in the Municipal Government Act respecting assessment appeals. 

·         Parks Bylaw – to set out regulations around prohibited and permitted activities in Canmore’s parks.

·         Municipal Naming Policy – to provide direction for approving commemorative names for Town assets such as buildings and parks.

·         Three Sisters Land Transfer – to officially protect trails on Three Sisters land for long-term public access.

To read the reports in the meeting agenda package visit https://canmore.ca/documents/3184-2019-04-02-council-agenda-regular or watch the video here https://canmore.ca/town-hall/town-council/council-minutes-agendas

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