Ed­son Town Coun­cil up­dates

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Sept. 5 meet­ing

Pub­lic Hear­ings. A Pub­lic Hear­ing was held for By­law 2204, amend­ing the Land Use By­law re­gard­ing portable sig­nage. There were two sub­mis­sions and one mem­ber of the pub­lic in at­ten­dance to speak on the po­ten­tial changes. Some con­cerns were raised re­gard­ing time­lines for re­moval of signs, il­lu­mi­na­tion, and clar­i­fi­ca­tion on what makes a sign portable vs per­ma­nent within the by­law. Sug­ges­tions were also made re­gard­ing a po­ten­tial li­cens­ing process for portable signs.

Off­site Levy By­laws. Coun­cil gave sec­ond and third read­ing to re­peal a num­ber of old Off­site Levy By­laws that were im­ple­mented be­tween 1977 and 1994.

Road Clo­sure. Coun­cil has re­scinded res­o­lu­tion 5 and 6 from the July 18, 2017 Coun­cil meet­ing re­gard­ing a road clo­sure at­tached to the An­der­son sub­di­vi­sion. They were re­scinded as they were made due to an administrative er­ror. The road clo­sure will be brought back fol­low­ing Min­is­te­rial ap­proval.

In­ter­mu­nic­i­pal De­vel­op­ment Plan. First read­ing was given to By­law 2200, up­dat­ing the ex­ist­ing In­ter­mu­nic­i­pal De­vel­op­ment Plan. The Town of Ed­son and Yel­low­head County have been work­ing with Lo­vatt Con­sul­tants over the past year to re­view the plan. A Pub­lic Hear­ing will be held Oc­to­ber 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm in Coun­cil Cham­bers. De­tails can be found at www.ed­son.ca/IDP.

Mu­nic­i­pal In­tern­ship Pro­gram. Coun­cil has ap­proved pro­ceed­ing with a grant ap­pli­ca­tion for the Al­berta Com­mu­nity Part­ner­ship (ACP) – Mu­nic­i­pal In­tern­ship Pro­gram, ad­min­is­tered through Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs. The Town of Ed­son has been in­volved with the pro­gram for the past two years with great suc­cess.

Meet­ing Sched­ule. The Oc­to­ber 17, 2017 Coun­cil meet­ing and Oc­to­ber 24, 2017 Com­mit­tee of the Whole meet­ing has both been can­celled.

Coun­cil also set the swear­ing in cer­e­mony, or­ga­ni­za­tional meet­ing and reg­u­lar Coun­cil meet­ing for Oc­to­ber 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm in Coun­cil Cham­bers.

As­ses­sor Con­tract. Coun­cil has ap­pointed Com­pass As­sess­ment Con­sul­tants Inc. as the Town of Ed­son’s as­ses­sor and ex­tended the cur­rent con­tract for a pe­riod of five years, ex­pir­ing af­ter the 2022 as­sess­ment year (June 30, 2023).

Land Sale. Coun­cil has di­rected Ad­min­is­tra­tion to ac­cept an of­fer on Town owned prop­erty, con­di­tional on le­gal re­view as per the terms dis­cussed in camera. Once terms are fi­nal­ized, de­tails will be ad­ver­tised for pub­lic in­for­ma­tion.

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