COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS September 12, 2023
Keeping you informed of the services, business, and development that affect you!
Detailed information on each topic below can be found at bit.ly/MDBvilleAgendas.
#1 Notices of Motion – A Notice of Motion to have the Reeve and the Deputy Reeve schedule regular meetings with the Mayors of the City of Cold Lake, the Town of Bonnyville, and the Village of Glendon, and with the Chiefs of Cold Lake First Nations and Kehewin Cree Nation was defeated.
A second Notice of Motion was carried, which will have Administration schedule meetings with representatives from Government of Alberta ministries, and that the Reeve and Deputy Reeve, with support from Administration, will attend these meetings to speak on behalf of the M.D. regarding community concerns and issues.
#2 Planning and Development Decisions – Council approved a Development Permit application for discretionary use for front and rear yard variances to allow for the construction of a single-family dwelling with garage.
Council also approved the following subdivision applications which will allow for:
- the consolidation of an existing 2.75-acre parcel into an agricultural quarter section and the subdivision of a 15-acre parcel from the same parcel
- the subdivision of a 4.32-acre Intensive Recreational zoned parcel into three new parcels
- the subdivision of a five-acre parcel.
#3 Planning and Community Services Updates – Council approved the purchase of a replacement Yamaha Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) unit to a maximum cost of $19,625 to be funded from insurance proceeds with remaining costs to be funded through the 2023 Kinosoo Ridge Resort Operating Budget.
Council approved the removal of the Public Utility Lot (PUL) designation from an M.D. parcel and the direct sale of the parcel at fair market value as per Disposal of Municipal Lands Policy C-3A.019.
Council agreed to support a grant application to the 2023/24 Alberta Community Partnership (ACP) Program by Northeast Alberta Information Hub Ltd. for a Regional Industrial Commercial Land Buildings Dataset Project. Furthermore, Council supported another ACP grant application by the County of St. Paul for a Stranded Assets Use Case Project.
A Public Hearing was held for Bylaw No. LU 576, which amends Bylaw 1667 Land Use Bylaw.
#5 Briefly – Council heard a delegation from the Alberta Municipal Affairs Assessment Services Division and accepted the Designated Industrial Property Assessment 2023 tax year overview as information.
Council denied a tax penalty cancellation request.
First Reading was given to Bylaw No. 1856, to amend Bylaw No. 1748 Boards and Committees Bylaw. The amendments include updates to boards and committee Terms of Reference which have been undertaken this year.
Council approved an unbudgeted expenditure of $30,000 for the Brown Creek bridge project as all qualified tenders came in over the approved budget. The unbudgeted amount will be funded from the Bridge Reserve Fund.
#6 Council Invitations – Council members were approved to attend the following upcoming events: Bonnyville Friendship Centre Sisters in Spirit Vigil, Bonnyville and District SPCA Raise the Woof Comedy Night, Northeast Regional Agricultural Service Board Conference, Cold Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Awards, the Bonnyville Friendship Centre Masquerade Ball and Fundraising Gala, and a request from the Lakeland Society for Truth and Reconciliation for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation commemorative activities.
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