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Posted: October 11, 2021

Sparwood Council Facts

The following is a synopsis of what occurred during the Oct. 5 District of Sparwood council meeting.

BUSINESS

Coal Cart Request

Council approved the donation of coal cart parts to Crowsnest Pass Golf & Country Club to facilitate the construction of the two carts requested. The carts will be used to enhance the aesthetics at the golf course.

400 Evergreen Crescent

Council authorized Staff to proceed with notice of their intention to consider a development variance permit to reduce the minimum parking requirements, remove minimum unit sizes, and reduce the minimum lot size for a proposed 30-unit multi-family development at 400 Evergreen Cres. The land is owned by the district and subject to a 99-year lease to the Elk Valley Family Society for an affordable housing project. The permit is intended to be brought forward to the October 19 regular meeting for council’s consideration.

Strategic Priorities – Quarterly Update

Council approved the Strategic Priorities – Quarterly Update. The summary is updated quarterly to communicate Staff progress towards the strategic priorities that were reviewed and updated by council at its August 31 meeting.

111 Aspen Drive

Council authorized staff to proceed with notice of their intention to consider a Sign Bylaw development variance permit to allow a free-standing sign at 111 Aspen Drive (ESSO Service Station) with a sign area of 10.99m2 . The bylaw restricts sign area in the C-2 Highway Commercial Zone to 9.29m2 . The permit is intended to be brought forward to the October 19 regular meeting for council’s consideration.

Lower Sparwood Bus Route

Council will send a letter to School District no. 5 requesting that the Board reconsider their decision to eliminate school bussing from Lower Sparwood and consider a route along Engelmann Spruce Drive with three stops – 1. Engelmann/Willow, 2. Engelmann/Alderwood St, and 3. Engelmann/Juniper Court (north end) and that the letter be forwarded to School Trustee Bev Bellina and Kootenay East MLA Tom Shypitka.

Draft Animal Control Bylaw

At the Committee-of-the-Whole portion of the meeting council engaged in discussion on the draft animal control bylaw and provided the following direction:

  • If the Animal Control Officer declares a dog dangerous the owner has the right to appeal that decision to Council.
  • Inclusion of “Urban Hens” be reviewed in one year’s time. The bylaw will come forward at the October 19 regular meeting for council’s consideration.

UPCOMING DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETINGS

The following meetings will take place in Council Chambers (136 Spruce Avenue) at 6 p.m.

  • Regular Meeting on Tuesday, October 19
  • Multi-purpose Facility Committee Meeting on Wednesday, October 20
  • Regular Meeting on Tuesday, November 2.

District of Sparwood


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