Yel­low­head County briefs

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Sept. 26 meet­ing

Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Strate­gic Plan – The Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Strate­gic Plan was pre­sented to Coun­cil by the con­sul­tancy firm that was hired to eval­u­ate and make rec­om­men­da­tions on the cur­rent level of ser­vices and fa­cil­i­ties avail­able to res­i­dents in Ed­son and area. The re­port high­lighted the op­por­tu­ni­ties and needs for parks and recre­ation, arts and cul­ture, mu­se­ums and ar­chives, and li­brary ser­vices. The re­port, which is in­tended for fu­ture de­ci­sion-mak­ing by the up­com­ing coun­cil after the elec­tion, will be brought back to Coun­cil on Oc­to­ber 10, 2017 for fi­nal adop­tion and is avail­able to view in the Septem­ber 26 Coun­cil agenda.

Ed­son Rec Com­plex – A letter will be sent to Ed­son Coun­cil let­ting them know Coun­cil’s views on the po­ten­tial sale of the Ed­son Recre­ation Com­plex. The letter will ad­dress con­cerns that coun­cil has re­gard­ing the short time-frame avail­able for in­put from the general pub­lic and what af­fect the sale of the com­plex could have on county res­i­dents. An­other con­cern is that the of­fer on the com­plex is be­low mar­ket value. The County con­trib­utes ap­prox­i­mately $55,000 to $80,000 per year to­wards the fa­cil­ity and funded half a mil­lion to­wards paving the road that leads to this fa­cil­ity.

2017 Ag Bur­sary –Two $500 Agri­cul­tural Ser­vices bur­saries were awarded to two stu­dents from Yel­low­head County who are cur­rently study­ing at a post-sec­ondary in­sti­tu­tion in fields re­lated to agri­cul­tural, en­vi­ron­men­tal, or an­i­mal sciences. Each year the Yel­low­head County Agri­cul­tural Ser­vices Board, on be­half of Yel­low­head County, awards two $500 bur­saries.

Peers ASP – Coun­cil adopted the Peers Area Struc­ture Plan (ASP). The Peers ASP (By­law 2.17) pro­vides a frame­work for the long‐term growth and de­vel­op­ment in the Ham­let of Peers. Pub­lic en­gage­ment for the cre­ation of the new Peers ASP in­cluded pub­lic meet­ings, a pub­lic hear­ing, a sur­vey, and one-on-one en­gage­ment with in­di­vid­ual landown­ers.

Ed­son IDP – The up­dated Ed­son In­ter­mu­nic­i­pal De­vel­op­ment Plan (IDP) (By­law 3.17), which de­fines fu­ture de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties and re­stric­tions where the two mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties’ bor­ders meet, was adopted by Coun­cil. This up­dated plan, con­sid­ered to be more con­cise and eas­ier to un­der­stand than the pre­vi­ous ver­sion, is an agree­ment be­tween Yel­low­head County and the Town of Ed­son and rep­re­sents the area known as the Ed­son Fringe Area.

Redis­trict in Ni­ton –By­law 11.17 was adopted by Coun­cil and will al­low for the prop­erty owner to ap­ply for a de­vel­op­ment per­mit for staff ac­com­mo­da­tion on this prop­erty. A Pub­lic Hear­ing was held for By­law 11.17 on Septem­ber 12, 2017.

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