March 18th, 2020 ~ Vol. 90 No. 11
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
The following topics were discussed at the GPC meeting on March 10th.

Subdivision and Development Securities Policy

When Council approved the Development and Securities Policy at the November 26, 2019 Council Meeting, they also requested that a legal review be completed on the policy. The policy was forwarded to our solicitor and Administration has now had the opportunity to review their recommendations. The recommended changes are not only to address legal concerns, but also to increase functionality, readability and clarity of the policy. Throughout the Policy, Council may delegate decision making authority and implementation discretion to a development officer, manager, director, or CAO. The current policy often referred to the Municipality as having discretion to make certain decisions, however it is recommended that Council be more specific in its direction regarding who can make decisions under the Policy. If Council wishes to retain authority over certain exception requests, then the factors that will determine when a request must be reviewed by Council and when it must be reviewed by the CAO should be outlined. There also should be clear parameters regarding what situations will constitute a "unique circumstance".
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2020 Community Standards Bylaw

Council was presented with 1039, 2019 Community Standards Bylaw at the December 10th, 2019 Council Meeting, where discussion was held and subsequently First Reading was passed. To ensure the integrity of the document, Administration had our legal representation review for legality, enforceability, and appropriateness. The suggested amendments from legal were considerable enough that Administration felt it would be appropriate to submit as a new bylaw and re-present it to Council for discussion. After short discussion, Council agreed they will defeat second reading of 1039, 2019 Community Standards Bylaw and have Administration bring them 1045, 2020 for first reading.
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Fees Rates & Charges Bylaw Discussion

The Fees, Rates and Charges Bylaw is the Municipal document that identifies all general fees, rates and charges for the Municipality. It gives Administration the legal authority to levy charges on individuals or businesses affected by the different sections of the bylaw. The proposed Bylaw has amendments to reflect changes from the 2020 Municipal Budget, Administrative recommendations as well as Council directions. The Municipality on an annual basis passes the Fees, Rates and Charges bylaw giving administration the authority to levy fees on individuals and businesses affected by the different sections of the bylaw. The plan for 2020 is to include a Schedule for the Community Services rental rates. There are only minor changes being presented at this time.
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