Hin­ton Town Coun­cil briefs

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Sept. 26 meet­ing

Ac­tion Items

Land Use By­law No. 1088-3 (176 Che­viot Drive) - Pre­sented by Lor­raine Walker

At the Au­gust 15, 2017, Reg­u­lar Meet­ing of Coun­cil, Ad­min­is­tra­tion was di­rected to bring back Land Use By­law No. 1088 for amend­ment to 176 Che­viot Drive Plan 5662 RS, Block 13, Lot R1 for re­zon­ing to S-PRK. The pur­pose of this was to re­move the ex­ist­ing Land Use By­law des­ig­na­tion of R-M1 and align the des­ig­nated use of the lands to the ad­ja­cent par­cel at 180 Che­viot Drive with S-PRK des­ig­na­tion. This amend­ment also sup­ports re­mov­ing the ex­ist­ing re­serve des­ig­na­tion at Land Ti­tles to align with the Land Use By­law 1088. It was moved that By­law 1088-3 re­ceive sec­ond and third read­ing both mo­tions were car­ried.

Land Use By­law No. 1088 - 4 (439 MaKenny Street) - Pre­sented by Lor­raine Walker

The ex­ist­ing build­ing and lands were for­merly con­structed for the pur­poses of a place of wor­ship (known as the “Ark”) un­der the Com­mu­nity Ser­vices des­ig­na­tion and has been va­cant for sev­eral years.

Ad­min­is­tra­tion be­came aware of the pur­chase of this fa­cil­ity and pro­vided a let­ter in May, 2017 that out­lined the re­quire­ments that the Town’s De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity would re­quire prior to is­su­ing any De­vel­op­ment Per­mit ap­provals for the changed use(s) of build­ing, land­scap­ing/park­ing and storm wa­ter man­age­ment. The Ap­pli­cant has ad­vised the De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity that those plans are un­der­way and ac­knowl­edges that Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs is also vested in en­sur­ing that this build­ing meets Al­berta Safety Codes as the build­ing will be ren­o­vated to ac­com­mo­date al­ter­na­tive uses. Those uses have not been iden­ti­fied by the Ap­pli­cant. The Ap­pli­cant is cur­rently seek­ing to se­cure po­ten­tial ten­ants and ren­o­vate the fa­cil­ity to ac­com­mo­date ten­ant “uses” and the Town’s De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity can­not is­sue any De­vel­op­ment Per­mits un­til the re­zon­ing is ap­proved by Coun­cil. The C-HWY re­zon­ing pro­vides the Ap­pli­cant with per­mit­ted and dis­cre­tionary uses that will re­vi­tal­ize this long out­stand­ing va­cant fa­cil­ity within our High­way cor­ri­dor.

The frontage of Thomp­son Lake to High­way 16 and ad­ja­cent to this prop­erty is zoned C- NOD – Ur­ban Node Com­mer­cial District. It was moved that By­law 1088-4 re­ceive sec­ond and third read­ing - both mo­tions were car­ried.

Recre­ation Cen­tre Strat­egy De­vel­op­ment - Pre­sented by Wendy Jones

Ad­min­is­tra­tion and Con­sul­tants (ISL En­gi­neer­ing, GEC Ar­chi­tec­ture and PwC) have com­pleted the third it­er­a­tion of the Dr. Dun­can Mur­ray Recre­ation Cen­tre Business Case (“Business Case”). The Business Case pow­erpoint pre­sen­ta­tion was pre­sented in the agenda (view it on­line here) and high­lights the find­ings. The Con­sul­tants were in at­ten­dance on Septem­ber 26, 2017 to ad­vise and an­swer any ques­tions that arose.

The Business Case fi­nal report with de­tails will be fi­nal­ized and avail­able for fur­ther Coun­cil to de­lib­er­ate and pro­vide di­rec­tion to Ad­min­is­tra­tion. It was moved That Coun­cil (2013 to 2017) ac­cept the Dr. Dun­can Mur­ray Recre­ation Cen­tre Business Case Septem­ber, 2017 find­ings as in­for­ma­tion - this mo­tion was car­ried.

Ap­point­ment of Chief Ad­min­is­tra­tive Of­fi­cer - Pre­sented by Mayor Rob Mackin

Pro­vin­cial leg­is­la­tion man­dates Coun­cil to ap­point one or more per­sons to the po­si­tion of Chief Ad­min­is­tra­tive Of­fi­cer. It was moved that That Stephane Labonne be ap­pointed as Chief Ad­min­is­tra­tive Of­fi­cer (CAO) ef­fec­tive Oc­to­ber 5, 2017. This mo­tion was car­ried.

In­for­ma­tion Items

Coun­cil­lor Al­bert Os­tashek: Os­tashek re­ported that ASH held last pre-open­ing meet­ing on Sun­day. Would like to re­mind all res­i­dents about open­ing events sched­uled for this and next week (view more about here). He also of­fered his ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the Hin­ton Cham­ber of Com­merce, Hin­ton Voice, and Yel­low­head Labour Coun­cil for hold­ing the All Can­di­dates Fo­rum ear­lier in the week.

Coun­cil­lor Matthew Young: Young re­ported hav­ing at­tended a Golf Course meet­ing, go­ing on to say that he was proud to be able to report that the golf course is now “in the black”. He also re­ported hav­ing at­tended a Li­brary board meet­ing, re­port­ing that the li­braries three year bud­get­ing cy­cle will have it run­ning a deficit in the next Coun­cils term, say­ing that there will likely need to be dis­cus­sions sur­round­ing what that means and op­tions in the com­ing years.

Mayor Rob Mackin: Mayor Mackin of­fered a re­minder about the com­ing Arts on Fire event (view more about here). Also spo­ken about was the com­ing MPB Open House at the Hin­ton Cen­tre; find out more about the event here.

In ad­di­tion to the above re­port­ing, each Coun­cil­lor, Mayor Mackin, and In­terim CAO Howarth in­di­vid­u­ally spoke, re­flect­ing Coun­cil’s term and of­fer­ing thanks.

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