MUNICIPAL DISTRICT BONNYVILLE NO. 87
COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS September 14, 2022
Keeping you informed of the services, business, and development that affect YOU!
#1 Municipal Planning Decisions – Council tabled a decision for a Class II gravel pit to allow the applicant time to submit a Progressive Reclamation Plan. It will come back to the October 26, 2022 meeting for decision. The extension will also give affected landowners a chance to submit letters regarding the application until October 12.
Council approved a discretionary use development permit to allow for an existing campground on the shores of Cold Lake, which was a part of Improvement District 18 before it was amalgamated into the M.D. Details of these applications can be found in the meeting agenda.
#2 Planning and Development Updates – Council gave Second and Third Reading to Bylaw No. 1802 to repeal Bylaw No. 1403 – Road Plan Closure and Sale. The bylaw has been repealed as a survey for the intended road plan was not completed, no payment was received, and it was not registered at Alberta Land Titles.
Council also gave First Reading to Land Use Bylaw (LUB) No. 574 to amend the LUB to allow for personal use beekeeping on certain residential, commercial, or industrial lots.
There were two public hearings held — one for the Ardmore Area Structure Plan and one for the Cherry Grove Area Structure Plan (ASP). The ASPs will help guide development in the hamlets for the next 20 years. The ASPs will come to a future meeting of Council for Second and Third Reading.
#3 Parks, Recreation & Culture Update — Council tabled a decision on building a new boat launch and installing a new mooring system at Vezeau Beach. Council directed Administration to bring back more information on the project, including costs and design, to a future Council meeting.
#4 Briefly – Council heard from the Cherry Grove Recreation and Agricultural Society. The society is looking for their annual operation grant maximum application value to be increased from $25,000 to $150,000. Council has requested Administration bring back more information to a future Council meeting before a decision is made.
Council proclaimed September 18 to 24, 2022 to be Alberta Development Officers Week in the M.D.
Council directed Administration to advise the Bonnyville Junior A Pontiacs to apply for a Community Action Grant in response to a request for sponsorship for the 2022/23 season.
Council accepted a report from Infrastructure Services regarding dust control and road maintenance for 34 Street in the Town of Bonnyville. The road is adjacent to several M.D. residences. The Town provided dust control measures to alleviate M.D. resident concerns.
Council approved the purchase of a new replacement vehicle for the Planning & Community Services Department at a cost of $37,339.25 (plus GST), which will be funded from the 2022 Capital Budget.
Council agreed to send a letter of support to the Minister of Seniors and Housing on behalf of the Lakeland Lodge and Housing Foundation for the demolition of the now empty Cold Lake Senior Citizen Lodge.
Council has proclaimed October to be National Disability Employment Awareness Month in the M.D. Council also heard M.D. Administration is consulting with the Dove Centre to become a partner in the organization’s job placement program.
Council approved the purchase of a table at the Bonnyville SPCA Raise the Woof fundraiser event at a cost of $400.
#5 Council Invitations – Council agreed to send Reeve Barry Kalinski and the Director of Public Safety to an in-person engagement meeting in Cold Lake with Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Tyler Shandro regarding the possibility of establishing a provincial police force.
Council agreed Reeve Kalinski will attend the fifth Annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil at the Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre (C2) October 4, 2022.
Council agreed to send up to seven members to the Northeast Regional Agricultural Service Board Conference in Ashmont on November 4 at a cost of $100 per ticket.
Council approved attendance for members to attend the Day of Truth and Reconciliation at the C2 on September 30, 2022.