Council Clips – August 18, 2020
Budget Development Direction
Council directed administration to develop preliminary 2021 budgets that do not exceed a 3% tax increase over the originally approved 2020 budget (8% over the reduced 2020 COVID budget) and preliminary operating budget plans for 2022 and 2023 that do not exceed a 5% tax increase in each year. Council will debate and approve a final budget in February 2021. For more information about budget and business planning visit Budget & Financial Information.
New Name for Local Peak
Council voted unanimously to support a local initiative to have the Province of Alberta assign an official name to a prominent landmark on Mt. Charles Stewart, which is referenced by an unofficial name that is both racist and misogynistic. See item H3 in https://canmore.ca/documents/4093-2020-08-18-council-agenda-regular
Rezoning at 1 MacDonald Place Rezoning
Following a public hearing, an application to rezone a single detached dwelling at 1 MacDonald Place from R1 to R2 was denied.
Land Use Bylaw Amendment for Teepee Town
The Teepee Town Comprehensive Redevelopment District in Land Use Bylaw 2018-22 needs to be revised to align with the updated goals and objectives in the recently approved Teepee Town Area Redevelopment Plan. Notable changes include a focus on the creation of increased housing opportunities, accessory dwelling units in multi-family developments, and specific requirements for landscaping. A public hearing is scheduled for Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. For more information visit https://canmore.ca/town-hall/bylaws-policy/bylaws-pending-approval
New Deadline for Written Submissions
The deadline for written submissions for public hearings is now 9 a.m. on the Friday before a hearing. Written submissions will also be accepted from people speaking at a hearing. For more information visit Public Hearings
COVID-19 Response Updates
Council heard three reports related to the Town’s COVID-19 response:
- Economic Recovery Plan Update, details here https://canmore.ca/covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-canmore/business-support-hub/economic-recovery-plan
- Community Social Development Pandemic Response Update
- To keep up to date on COVID-19 information visit https://canmore.ca/covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-canmore.
Time Away From Work Policy
Temporary changes were approved to the Town of Canmore’s Time Away From Work Policy related to COVID sick days specifically to cover periods of self-isolation and quarantine. The updated policy will be posted to https://canmore.ca/town-hall/policies by the end of the week.