November 13th, 2019 ~ Vol. 89 No. 46
Council Briefs
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
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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
TC Energy - Potential Projects in Crowsnest Pass Area

Representatives of TC Energy were in attendance to update council on some future projects planned in the area. TC Energy is in the very early stages of these plans and told council they will be scheduling open houses in the future to further show and explain the work that will be done.

Quarter Three Financial Report

Council was presented the third quarter financial report during the meeting as well. Council was given a full financial summary that included revenues and expenses over multiple different categories. All departments are in line with the targeted 75% with the exception of Development, Engineering and Operations. Administration also does not anticipate any major issues or expenditures that will affect the approved budget.
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Quarter Three Development Report

Council was presented the third quarter development report during the meeting. Council was given updated information including the number of permits handed out. 118 new permits were issued by the municipality for building, plumbing, private sewage and electrical. There were also 51 permits closed over the same categories. People can find a full development report on the municipal website.

Additional aid for high volume of traffic

Mayor Painter also brought up some things he would like to see the municipality do in advance of Highway 1 being shut down causing more traffic to flow through the Crowsnest Pass.

Mayor Painter says he'd like to see an increase in policing and fire and rescue throughout the community, more signage and speed signs on the roads to help keep traffic at reasonable speeds and any other possible changes council may want in advance of higher volumes of traffic.

Mayor Painter would like to see the municipality work hand in hand with Alberta Transportation, as they may be able to help out during this process.
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Youth representative Tiana Hamilton also commented that more teens in the community are starting to drive and says that with more traffic coming in she would like to see council and the municipality more prepared and safe.

Councillor Ward made a motion to approach Alberta Transportation and the appropriate people to request additional funding for signage, policing and emergency services and the motion was carried by council.

Amended Turtle Mountain Direct Control Zone

Council held a public hearing during the meeting and received two written requests along with one verbal submission on Bylaw 1038 - Amended Turtle Mountain Direct Control Zone. Council also received info that MPC passed a motion recommending council pass Bylaw 1038 and the Oldman River Regional Services Commission also provided comments on the bylaw.

This bylaw would see the re-boundary of the restricted development zone from the Empirical Upper Limit to the Empirical Best Estimate, as per the Alberta Environment Geotechnical Hazard Assessment.

Councillor Filipuzzi made a motion for second reading that was carried by all of council.

Councillor Ward then made a motion for third reading that was carried by all members of council except Councillor Lundy.

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November 13th, 2019 ~ Vol. 89 No. 46
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