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Council Highlights

July 17, 2017

Council Meeting Highlights are provided for the benefit of residents with the intent of providing a short, informal report on what occurred during the Council meetings.  For the official record, please refer to the Adopted Minutes, available on the Town website (okotoks.ca). 

2017 Operating Budget Amendment - Municipal Heritage Designation Program - Approval for a $10,000 budget amendment was given to establish a Municipal Heritage Designation Program which will ensure that appropriate heritage planning is in place.

On-It Pilot Service Changes and Local Transit - Council directed Administration to work with the Calgary Regional Partnership on a business case for a local transit pilot service.

2017 Business Plan Progress Report - The June 2017 Progress Report on the Town of Okotoks 2014 – 2017 Business Plan was received for information. 

Bylaw 04-17 - Off-Site Levies - Bylaw 04-17 to authorize imposing off-site levies received first reading.

Bylaw 23-17 - Emergency Management - Bylaw 23-17 to assist Council and Administration in the management of local emergencies received first reading.

Bylaw 24-17 - Urban Hens - Bylaw 24-17 to regulate the keeping of urban hens within the Town of Okotoks received first reading.

Bylaws 25-17 to 30-17 - Bylaws 25-17 to 30-17 (inclusive) to amend Land Use Bylaw 40-98 to redesignate approximately 50.66 hectares (117.32 acres) of the northwest quarter of Section 16 Township 20 Range 29 west of the 4th Meridian from Urban Holding to Neighbourhood Commercial District; Mixed Use Low Density District; Residential Medium Density Multi-Unit District; Residential Narrow Lot Detached District; Residential Small Lot Detached District; and Public Service District, within Phases 2 to 7 of the Wind Walk development, all received first reading.  Public Hearings for these Bylaws will be held on August 21, 2017.

Bylaw 31-17 - Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Bylaw 31-17 to amend Land Use Bylaw 40-98 to redesignate Lot 33, Block 19, 0915774 (119 Drake Landing Loop) from Direct Control District to Residential Small Lot Detached District received first reading.  A Public Hearing will be held on August 21, 2017 for this Bylaw.

Bylaw 34-17- Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Bylaw 34-17 to amend the Land Use Bylaw to designate approximately 50.66 hectares (125.13 acres) of the Northwest quarter of Section 16Township 20 Range 29 West of the 4th Meridian from Direct Control District 28 (in the MD of Foothills No. 31 Land Use Bylaw) to Urban Holding District received first reading.  A Public Hearing for this Bylaw will be held on August 21, 2017.

Bylaw 19-17 - Land Use Bylaw Amendment - A Public Hearing was held and second reading was received for Bylaw 19-17 which amends the Land Use Bylaw to redesignate approximately 7.88 hectares (19.46 acres) of the northwest quarter of Section 16 Township 20 Range 29 west of the 4th Meridian from Direct Control District 28 (in the MD of Foothills Land Use Bylaw) to Residential Medium Density Multi-Unit District, Residential Narrow Lot Detached District, Residential Small Lot Detached District, and Public Service District. 

Diamond Willow Hiking Group - In response to a presentation from the Diamond Willow Hiking Group regarding clear cut logging in the Highwood Junction area west of Longview, Council made a resolution to call upon the province to reassess the proposed logging and harvest quotas within the specified area, and work with the hiking group towards developing a letter to the province.