Council Clips – October 6, 2020
Land Use Bylaw Amendment – Van Horne Direct Control District
Bylaw 2020-14 seeks to establish a 60 metre setback from the Bow River for seven parcels along Van Horne. This setback was in place when five of the seven lots were developed between the late 1990s and mid 2000s. Approval of this bylaw would require new construction on the remaining two lots to comply with the same setback. A public hearing is scheduled for Nov. 3, 2020. For more information visit https://canmore.ca/town-hall/bylaws-policy/bylaws-pending-approval
Land Use Bylaw Amendment – Teepee Town
This bylaw amendment, approved today, aligns the Land Use Bylaw with the regulations in the newly approved Teepee Town Area Redevelopment Plan. For more information about the Teepee Town ARP visit https://canmore.ca/municipal-services/residents-development-planning/planning-reference/plans-reference-materials
Palliser Road Closure Bylaw
Council gave final approval to close a small section of road in the Palliser Area to accommodate the development of a new firehall. For more information about the proposed new firehall visit New Fire Hall.
CCHC Construction Loan Guarantee
Council gave first reading to a bylaw intended to guarantee a maximum of 35%, or not more than $1.4M, of construction financing for CCHC to build affordable housing in the Peaks of Grassi neighbourhood. Unless a petition against the bylaw is received before Nov. 6, 2020, Council is scheduled to give second and third reading to this bylaw on Dec. 1, 2020. For more information visit https://canmore.ca/town-hall/bylaws-policy/bylaws-pending-approval.
Council Procedural Amendment
Council approved amendments to their meeting procedures to allow for electronic attendance once live meetings have resumed.
Election Preparations Begin
Council appointed a returning officer for the 2021 municipal election and authorized the provision of special (mail-in) ballots, advance elections, and agreements with local school boards should they require a trustee election.
Green Municipal Fund
Administration successfully applied for $42K in funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund. Council voted to allocate the funds to a renewable energy feasibility study.