Ed­son Town Coun­cil up­dates

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Oct. 3 meet­ing

In­ter-Mu­nic­i­pal De­vel­op­ment Plan. A Pub­lic Hear­ing was held for By­law 2200, up­dat­ing the ex­ist­ing In­ter-Mu­nic­i­pal De­vel­op­ment Plan (IDP). The plan was pre­vi­ously adopted in 2007 and was up­dated this year fol­low­ing much pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Lo­vatt Plan­ning Con­sul­tants gave a brief pre­sen­ta­tion on the changes, which in­cludes up­dates re­quired un­der the pro­posed changes to the Mu­nic­i­pal Gov­ern­ment Act. Coun­cil then gave sec­ond and third read­ing to the by­law, en­act­ing the changes.

Tax Ex­emp­tion. Coun­cil gave ap­proval to a tax ex­emp­tion for the Lions Club build­ing, lo­cated in Lions Park in ac­cor­dance to Al­berta Reg­u­la­tion num­ber 281. This ex­emp­tion sta­tus is ef­fec­tive for the 2018 tax year, and will be al­lowed for a max­i­mum of three con­sec­u­tive years un­der this de­ci­sion.

Trails Mas­ter Plan. Coun­cil has adopted the Trails Mas­ter Plan and di­rected Ad­min­is­tra­tion to be­gin im­ple­men­ta­tion. The plan as­sesses cur­rent pedes­trian in­fras­truc­ture (with a pri­mary em­pha­sis placed on the trails sys­tem) and es­tab­lishes mea­sures by which it can be im­proved in the short and long terms. The Trails Mas­ter Plan can be viewed on our web­site at http://www.ed­son.ca/res­i­dents/parks-and-fa­cil­i­ties/parks-and­walk­ing-trails

Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Strate­gic Plan. Coun­cil has adopted the Ed­son and Yel­low­head County Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Strate­gic Plan. This study was a joint ef­fort be­tween the Town of Ed­son and Yel­low­head County to gen­er­ate a non-bi­ased, ev­i­dence­based anal­y­sis of fa­cil­i­ties and ser­vices pro­vided by the Com­mu­nity Ser­vices’ De­part­ments in our re­gion. Coun­cil also di­rected ad­min­is­tra­tion to for­mu­late an ac­tion plan based on the find­ings. The full report is avail­able for pub­lic view­ing on our web­site at http://www.ed­son.ca/de­part­ments/com­mu­nity-ser­vices

Ob­so­lete By­laws. A memo re­gard­ing the re­peal­ing of two out­dated by­laws was re­ceived for in­for­ma­tion. The by­laws dealt with build­ing per­mits, which are no longer ad­min­is­tered through the mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

Land Sale Info. Fol­low­ing an in­cam­era ses­sion, Coun­cil ac­cepted a pre­sen­ta­tion by the Ed­son Golf Club re­gard­ing the Recre­ation Com­plex as in­for­ma­tion.

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