Frame and fabric bylaw receives final readings

Leduc County’s frame and fabric structure bylaw finally received three readings from council, but not before councillors rescinded...

Leduc County’s frame and fabric structure bylaw finally received three readings from council, but not before councillors rescinded the readings already approved to start over again on the first.

Councillors wanted to re-do the readings because the felt what they were approving during their May 10 meeting had a different intent than what was originally brought before them due to amendments made during the approval process.

Previously council took an issue to the frame and fabric structures being required in the proposed bylaw to have engineered foundations.

Council was informed even when that is removed from the bylaw the Safety Codes Act will still require those of 175 square feet or more than $5,000 in value to have the foundation.

Within the bylaw the structures are able to stand for a five-year period. The structures will be monitored by the county and if they are deemed to still be safe and without too much weathering or battering can enter into another five-year period.

“I hope you don’t go out there just because a building is faded I hope you use your direction on that,” said Coun. John Schonewille.

On agricultural land the five-year period is not applicable and it will be left up to the landowners to monitor and maintain their structure, as well as deal with safety hazards if they arise.

When it came time to vote council was divided on whether or not rescinding the readings would mean another public hearing should be held.

Schonewille was opposed to rescinding the readings and opposed the redone first reading. However, the rest were passed unanimously.

 

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