Town of Canmore

Council Clips – June 2, 2020

COVID-19 Community Response

Council approved $397,000 in funding for community support in eight areas: food, housing, social emotional, family, affordability, seniors and vulnerable residents, community organizations, and call centre. Funding for the previously-proposed safe overnight parking program has been redirected to these efforts. For more details, or to provide feedback on how to direct resources to the areas of greatest need, visit https://canmore.ca/covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-canmore/covid-19-questions-and-answers

COVID-19 Business Response

A Business Recovery Task Force will be established to lead Canmore’s economic recovery. In addition, Council approved $281,000 in funding to provide support to businesses most affected by the pandemic, including waiving patio fees this summer. For more details, visit https://canmore.ca/covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-canmore/business-support-hub/economic-recovery-plan

To keep up to date with the Town’s pandemic response, especially as we prepare for stage 2 of Alberta’s relaunch strategy,  visit https://canmore.ca/covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-canmore

Public Hearings

Three hearings were held for the public to provide Council with feedback on the proposed bylaws. Both verbal and written public submissions will be posted on https://canmore.ca/town-hall/town-council/council-minutes-agendas The first public hearing was for a road closure as the Town of Canmore prepares lands for the development of a new fire hall on Palliser Trail. The second road closure is in consideration of the landowners of 3 & 5 Railway Court (Lots 15-17, Block 66, Plan 1095F) applying for the closure of a 758 m2 portion of 12th Street and 3rd Avenue (also known municipally as Railway Court). Both bylaws will be circulated to the Minister of Transportation for approval before Council can further consider the bylaws.

A public hearing was also held for the proposed Teepee Town Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) which has been revised in response to requests received by the Teepee Town Task Force. The updated ARP supports the creation of increased housing opportunities, ensures the efficient use of land, and sets parameters for future conceptual design for Teepee Town’s transportation network. Council will consider second and third reading of the bylaw on June 9. For more information visit Teepee Town Area Redevelopment Plan.

Other News

·         Council authorized additional scope for the TIP20 project to include work to prepare for the future firehall on Palliser Trail. Work will be done within the current budget but will reduce costs and eliminate the disruption this planned work will cause in the future.

·         Council approved a new 5-year contract for the lease and service of 9 printers for use across Town of Canmore facilities

·         Updates to the Engineering Design and Construction Guidelines will be approved by administration instead of Council.

·         Canmore Fire-Rescue is continuing the peak staffing protocol (within existing budget) until September 6 to reduce the number of times paid responders need to try to get to the fire hall during the busy summer months.

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