October 11, 2022
ASP Public Hearings – Public Hearings were held for several Hamlet Area Structure Plans (ASP) amendments and are needed to comply with Land Use Bylaw (LUB) 09.21. Changes included updating the references for the land use districts within the Area Structure Plans to match with the existing districts in the Land Use Bylaw updated in 2021.
Regional Waste Authority – Council voted to approve the MD of Greenview to join the West Yellowhead Regional Waste Management Authority as the organization’s fifth member. This would allow for Grande Cache to access the regional landfill following a one-time payment of $270,000 to contribute to the current infrastructure already in place, in addition to regular dumping fees.
Ag Society Funding – The Yellowhead Agricultural Society will receive $100,000 from Yellowhead County towards loan repayment for repair and mold abatement work at the Ag-Society’s facility. Council approved funds to be used explicitly for the repayment of the loan tied to the remediation of the ag facility and the County receiving bank documentation confirming the loan.
Pine Hall Funding – The Pine Grove Community Association will receive a $5,000 operational grant advance to help maintain hall operations following a request from the association. The financial assistance is part of Yellowhead County’s Community Recreation Grants program and will help cover annual operating costs and other upcoming expenses.
Zoning Bylaw – Bylaw 16.22 received first reading and would allow for a lot within SW 08-54-16-W5M to be rezoned from Rural District to Country Residential District allowing the property to be subdivided to accommodate a single lot subdivision. A public hearing for the bylaw is scheduled for November 22, 2022.
Short and Long-Range Construction/Rehabilitation Bridge Plans – Council adopted the short-term and long-range bridge construction and rehabilitation plans. The short-term plan covers 2023 to 2027 and is estimated to cost approximately $4 million. The long-range plan encompasses 2028 to 2058 and will be used as a conceptual planning and budgeting tool with an estimated cost of $244 million over thirty years.