Leduc County Council Meeting - January 25th, 2011

Vol 15, Issue 8, Leduc - Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer
The County of Leduc’s Regular Meeting of the Council was brought to order at the usual time of 1:30 by Mayor John Whaley.
Appointments.
With no public presentations to be made, Council moved on to appointments.  Councillor Shonewille moved that Eldon Bienert be appointed as the Leduc County Member at Large to the Edmonton International Airport Noise Advisory Committee, a term expiring December 31, 2012.
Councillor Harrison motioned that administration be authorized to re-advertise for a Member at Large to the River Valley Alliance North Saskatchewan Committee for a term ending December 31, 2012.
Area Structure Plans
Mrs. Eleanor Mohammed, Planner, and Mr. Des Mryglod, Director of Public Works & Engineering,  presented an overview report on both the Highway 19 and Discovery Park Local Area Structure Plans (ASP).  Mryglod expressed his concerns regarding enough space for side slopes, ditches for proper drainage, and sidewalks on either side.  “Thirty  metres is the normal right of way,” explained Des, and as an example of how quickly space can be taken up, said, “Sidewalks start at 1.5 metres and go up from there.”
Speaking to the grade of the side slope, Councillor Betty Glassman asked for clarification and confirmation on whether 4.1 is preferred.
“Yes,” said Mr. Mryglod, explaining that the current plan is for a 3 to 1 slope, but 4 to 1 is  standard, while being safer and easier to maintain.
Councillor Schonewhille moved that the overview provided on both ASP plans be received as information.
Public Hearing
Mayor Whaley declared the Public Hearing to order and delivered a summary of the purpose and procedures for the hearing regarding the proposed Amendment to Leduc County Land Use Bylaw No. 7-08-Text Amendments - Sections 9.37(b), 9.3.7(c) and add Section 9.8.10.
Mr. Jordan Evans, Planner I, presented a report on the proposed amendment.  The text amendment to the Land Use Bylaw aims to accomplish three things:
  • To correct an existing typographical error in the Bylaw
  • Allow accessory uses to be considered by the Development Authority for existing Manufactured Homes in the RC District, and
  • Allow for Manufactured Homes in the Resort Residential District that had been specifically permitted under the previous Land Use Bylaw, to remain until such time as they are replaced, and for Residential Additions and Accessory Developments to these Manufactured Homes.

Bylaw No. 7-08, it was noted, was unclear in areas concerning certain homes, and others had not been specifically addressed.

Councillor Betty Glassman asked for a definition of a Manufactured Home, and the difference between Manufactured and Modular.  It was explained that Manufactured means factory-built to codes, Modular is a pre-built at different locations.

Administration’s recommendation to Council was to support the proposed amendment to allow for accessory uses to existing Manufactured Homes in the RC - Country Residential District, and to provide similar regulations for Manufactured Homes that predate Land Use Bylaw 7-08 in the RR - Resort Residential District. 

Mayor Whaley concluded the Public Hearing at 3:00 p.m.

Bylaws

Bylaw No. 2-11 - Supply of Utility Services (Water/Sewer Services) and Repeal Bylaw No. 27-10

Bylaw No. 2-11 states in part that “Fees and Charges owing to the county by a Person for Utility Services pursuant to this Bylaw may be added to the Tax Roll for the Property to which the services are provided by Resolution of Council and, when added, for a special lien against the Property and any improvements and are recoverable in the same manner as a property tax.”

Councillor Schonewille made a motion that Bylaw 2-11 be given first reading for the supply of utility services (water/sewer) in Leduc County and that Bylaw No. 27-10 be  updated.  Councillor Harrison moved that Bylaw No. 2-11 be given second reading, and Councillor Clay Stumph motioned that the Bylaw under discussion be given third reading with the unanimous consent of the Council Members present.  Councillor Audrey Kelto moved that Bylaw 2-11 be given third reading.

Bylaw No. 3-11  Amendment to Leduc County Land Use Bylaw No. 7-08 - Text Amendments - Sections 9.37(b), 9.3.7(c) and add Section 9.8.10
Councillor Betty Glassman made a motion that Bylaw No. 3-11 be given first reading to amend the Leduc County Land Use Bylaw No. 7-08 as follows:
  1. That Section 9.37(b) be revised to read:  A dwelling, manufactured home located pursuant to 9.3.7 (a) shall be nore than one year old and no less than 95 m2 (1,025 Sq. ft.) in floor area
  2. Secondly, to revise Section 9.3.7 (c) to read:  For the purpose of obtaining development approval for a dwelling, manufactured home, a residenttial addition or enlargement, or accessory development thereto, a dwelling manufactured home placed in its current location prior to the passage of Land Use Bylaw 7-08 shall be deemed a descretionary use;  however, it shall not be replaced with another dwelling, manufactured home unless specifically allowed under this Section.

Councillor John   Schonewille moved that Bylaw No. 3-11 be given second reading, and Councillor Jocelyn Mackay motioned that said Bylaw be given third reading with the unanimous consent of the Council Members present.  Councillor Stumph moved that Bylaw 3-11 be given third reading.

Renewal of Development Permit Application D10-343 - Lot 6, Block 1, Plan 1277 H.W., Pt. S.E. 26-50-25-W4th, Labrecque
 
A staff report was provided to Council by Andre Legris, Planner I, regarding Development Permit Application D10-343 by Rowena Labrecque to renew Development Permit D00-062 to allow the applicant to continue to use the house on the property at stated location as a rooming house within a Direct Control district.
Councillor Schonewille made a motion that Direct Control Development Permit D10-343 be allowed to continue operating as a rooming house under particular conditions, including that the approval granted is for a temporary period of five years, and that any future development of 25% or more would result in off-site levies being required.
Bylaw No. 4-11 - Adopt the Highway 19 Area Structure Plan
Councillor Stumph moved that Bylaw No. 4-11 be given first reading to adopt the Highway 19 ASP.
Bylaw No. 5-11 - Amend the Leduc County Municipal Development Plan
Councillor Schonewille moved that Bylaw No. 5-11 be given first reading to amend the Leduc County Municipal Development Plan.
Bylaw No. 6-11 - Repeal Bylaw Nos. 1061-73m 41-88 and 26-01 - Weed Control Act
Councillor Clay Stumph made a motion that Bylaw No. 6-11 be given first reading to rescind Bylaw Nos. 1061-73, 41-88 and 26-01 - Weed Control Act.  Councillor Harrison moved that the Bylaw be given second reading, and Councillor Kelto made a motion that Bylaw 6-11 be given third reading.
Bylaw N0. 7-11 - Solid Waste Collection and Recycling Services
Councillor Schonewille moved that Bylaw No. 7-11 be given first reading to regulate and provide for solid waste collection and recycling services, requesting research be carried out on the outstanding collection process with results brought back to the next meeting.  Councillor Mackay moved for second reading.  Councillor Stumph moved that Bylaw 7-11 be given third reading with the unanimous consent of the Council Members present.  Councillor Mackay moved that Bylaw 7-11 be given third reading.
Excellence and Communication
A motion was made by Councillor Mackay that the January 6, 2011, letter from the Alberta Order of Excellence Council inviting nominations to a deserving Albertan, be deferred to the next Regular Council meeting on February 1.
 
Councillor Stumph moved that Administration organize joint meetings with the City of Leduc, Towns of Beaumont, Calmar, and Devon, Villages of Warburg and Thorsby, Parkland, Strathcona, Wetaskiwin, Brazeau, Camrose, and Sturgeon Counties, Summer Villages, the City of Edmonton and M.P.s throughout 2011.
 
Councillor Schonewille moved that administration provide legislative requirements and options to alter Divisional Boundaries for Council’s consideration at the March 15 Workshop.
 
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