July 17th, 2019 ~ Vol. 89 No. 29
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Crowsnest Pass Municipal Council from left tor right: Councillors Marlene Anctil, Dave Filipuzzi, Doreen Glavin, Mayor Blair Painter, Councillors Lisa Sygutek, Gordon Lundy and Dean Ward.
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
MD of Pincher Creek and Ranchland Intermunicipal Development Plans

Council spent time discussing the proposed IDP’s with municipalities of Pincher Creek and Ranchland during the July 9th council meeting.

The idea behind these IDP’s is to create a way for neighbouring municipalities to share information and work together when it comes to developments being done nearby.

The goal of these IDP's is that anything that happens in the buffer zone, which could be anywhere from a half mile to a couple miles within the boundaries of the municipality, is to be made aware to the other municipality so that they can bring up any concerns or issues they may have moving forward on whatever that development might be along those buffer zones.

The defined boundaries are determined upon by mutual agreement and involved a bit of a negotiation process.

Councillor Ward says there is currently a preliminary document that lays out the criteria and the maps showing the boundaries.
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The process has also begun to mail out to all the residents that are affected in the buffer zones and the municipality will wait for their input.
Ward says council is expecting to return to this process in the fall when public input is returned to them.

According to Ward, neither municipality will have control over another one in development decisions but that it’s just a way to share information and provide input.

Dust Suppression Policy

Council approved the Dust Suppressant Policy, which was drafted to define the gravel streets, roads and alleys that will be included in the Municipal Dust Suppressant Program. Residents who are interested in paying for their own individual dust suppressant service and take advantage of Municipal contract pricing from the dust suppressant application contractors will be able to do so this year.
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The Operations Department has developed a Dust Suppressant Policy to provide a dust suppressant program that is financially responsible, economical, environmentally responsible and contributes to a safe road network and minimizes the impact of dust on the environment and quality of people’s lives in our community.

2020 Budget Discussion

During Council’s meeting on July 9th, Administration approached council to begin their thought process for the 2020 budget and to create their wish lists for what they would like to see included in the 2020 budget. Council will continue to create their lists in advance of the 2020 budget creation later this year.
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