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M.D. Passes Land Use By-laws
The regular meeting of the Municipal District of Provost No. 52 for November was held Thursday, November 14, with all councillors present. Following is an unapproved summary of the meeting.
Council authorized the following:
To purchase one Cat 160H front attachment installed from Finning Ltd. at a cost of $8,900 plus travel and GST.
Approve the career development for the class 3A driver test upgrade and the air brakes course with the condition that the employee will be reimbursed the cost of the course when he returns to work on a seasonal full-time basis.
Apply to Prairie Grain Roads program for the 14 kilometres of the Dolcy Browning Road, Range Road 42 north from Highway 13, road grading and gravelling with a 9 metre surface.
Amend the previous motion to read as follows: no less than a 9 metre surface or wider to match the portion of the road located in the MD of Wainwright.
Instruct the landowner to install either a guard rail or a berm on the NW-21-40-8 W4 to protect traffic from the dugout which is located within the minimum required setback.
Approve the preliminary capital budget for 2003 amounting to $1,035,500 with the option to bring in $350,000 from capital reserves.
Approve the proposed safety policy as presented.
To commit to partner with the East Central Alberta Forage Association to apply to the Agriculture Opportunities Fund in order to encourage more agri-based business activity assist farmers/ranchers/rural businesses to attract, capture, expand existing businesses and/or create new businesses to take advantage of market opportunities (primary, processing, value added etc.) that are agri-industry related and to enhance profitability at the farm gate assist farmers/ranchers in generating higher profits through production, marketing, financing, risk management practices, etc.
Champion Technologies to bring existing water line from back storage room into lab area in the east wing of the MD administration building.
Special constable to attend the 2003 ASCA conference, Feb. 9-14 in Canmore.
To invite the MD representative for the East Central Alberta Community Futures Development Corporation to the next council meeting.
The Ag. fieldman to attend the Wainwright Dunes Ecological Reserve advisory committee meeting, Nov. 20 in Wainwright.
Table indefinitely the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 955 building opening.
Arrange for a meeting with Alberta Environment during the fall convention.
Table indefinitely the awards ceremony in Stettler in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Her Majestys reign as Queen of Canada.
Enter into an agreement with Jubilee Insurance Agencies Ltd. regarding the new Genesis Reciprocal Insurance Exchange.
Amend policy on payment of hotel registrations for council and employees.
The wage, policy and business plan meeting be held Dec. 19 at 9 a.m.
The administrative staff and council to attend The Science of Climate Change, Dec. 3 in Edmonton.
To invite the senior operator from Husky Energy Inc. to the next council meeting along with Capt. Ayre Lake cabin owners and the Capt. Ayre Lake Association members to discuss the proposed sour single well oil battery at 15 and 3-25-38-6 W4.
Approve appendix A and appendix B according to the recommendations of the utilities/development officer.
Bylaw No. 2138 which would authorize the amendment of the land use bylaw as follows:
1. Part III - Development Permit Application, Section 7, Development Not Requiring a Development Permit, is amended by removing: (10) Farmsteads. (Residences, detached dwellings or manufactured homes, are required to obtain a development permit.) and by the addition of the following: (10) Farmsteads, except in the AV - Airport Vicinity District where development permits are required. (Residences, detached dwellings or manufactured homes, are required to obtain a development permit.)
2. Part VIII - Land Use Districts, Section 53(3), AV - Airport Vicinity District is amended by the addition of the following discretionary uses: - Farmstead - Detached Dwellings - Manufactured Homes.
3. Part VIII - Land Use Districts, Section 53(6), AV - Airport Vicinity District is amended by the addition of the following:
(c) Subdivision of land in this district may not be allowed if, in the opinion of the Municipal Planning Commission, development of the resultant parcels increases the potential for conflict with the airport facilities or if the size of the parcels is not suitable for any of the potential uses in this district was given final reading by council.
Bylaw No. 2139 which would authorize the amendment of the Land Use Bylaw to allow Lot A, Block 9, Plan 8522230 to be rezoned from Hamlet Public/Institutional to Commercial; Hamlet of Cadogan was given final reading by council.
Bylaw No. 2142 which would authorize the amendment of the Land Use Bylaw as follows: Part VII General Land Use Regulations 27. Rural Residential Subdivisions (2) Country Residential (a) On the Southeast quarter of Section 25, Township 40, Range 4, W4M to increase parcel size to a 40 acre parcel from a 3 acre parcel was given first reading by council.
The agricultural fieldman to attend the DS Advantage 2002 Workshop, Nov. 19-20 in Nisku.
Special constable report for October: violation tickets, 46; written warnings, 3; other occurrences, 14; overload permits, 371.
Print version and picture in November 27 edition of The Provost News
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