Town of Canmore

Council Clips – October 1, 2019

Land Use Bylaw passes second reading

The Land Use Bylaw sets out regulations for building and development projects in Canmore. The bylaw is currently under review and significant changes are being proposed.  Today Council gave second reading to the proposed new bylaw and scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, November 12 starting a 5 p.m. To learn more about the recommended changes and how you can comment, visit https://canmore.ca/projects/2018-land-use-bylaw-updates.

Council declares State of Climate Emergency

Canmore has a long-standing commitment to taking meaningful action related to environmental stewardship and climate change action. The declaration of a State of Climate Emergency is intended to reaffirm that commitment and add Canmore’s voice to a growing number of communities, territories, and nations making similar declarations. To learn more about the Town’s Climate Action Plan visit https://canmore.ca/residents/stewardship-of-the-environment/climate-change-adaptation-plan.

Accommodating overnight parking

After reviewing a research report that analyzes the increasing trend of people residing in their vehicles, Council directed staff to develop a municipal program offering seasonal, safe, overnight parking in Canmore. Details of the program will be brought back for Council approval in early December.  To read more about how the Town is addressing overnight parking, visit  https://canmore.ca/projects/overnight-camping-on-municipal-lots.

In other news …

·         Council received an evaluations of options available to provide intercept parking in Canmore. Staff recommended a next step of assessing private and public lands, and will be bringing a request to Council before the end of the year for a budget to complete assessment in 2020.

·         The Policing Committee was disbanded.  Town administration will resume the management of the Municipal Police Services Agreement, and working groups and task forces will be struck when necessary to address specific policing issues as they arise.    

·         The Protective Services department received permission to apply for a provincial grant to fund a shared Emergency Management Coordinator position with the Town of Banff.

To read any of the reports included the meeting agenda package or to watch a video of the meeting, visit https://canmore.ca/town-hall/town-council/council-minutes-agendas.

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