Town of Canmore

Council Clips – December 10, 2019

New Land Use Bylaw Approved

The Town of Canmore officially has a new Land Use Bylaw.  Bylaw 2018-22 completely replaces the previous version, Bylaw 22-2010. The purpose of a land use bylaw is to build a community based on the vision of the Town’s Municipal Development Plan and to regulate and control the use and development of land and buildings within the town to achieve efficient, orderly, and economic development. For details about the new bylaw visit https://canmore.ca/projects/2018-land-use-bylaw-updates.

Town Purchases more Land for Affordable Housing

The New Life Christian Centre is dissolving its charitable organization and divesting itself of its assets. Among those assets is a section of property located on Palliser Trail adjacent to a Canmore Community Housing owned property. This is an ideal location for development of affordable housing, and so Council voted unanimously to purchase the property for a fair market value of $1.8M. The majority of the funding will come from the sale of Mountain Haven Cooperative Housing units, and the balance from the Town’s Perpetually Affordable Housing reserve.

Council also approved:

·         Borrowing Bylaw Amendment Organics Diversion Program – increases the amount the Town is authorized to borrow for completion of renovations to the Waste Management Centre.

·         To see the agenda package and a video of this meeting visit https://canmore.ca/town-hall/town-council/council-minutes-agendas.

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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