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.

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