Bylaw 1089 – 2015 ATCO Gas Franchise Renewal Agreement
Council gave this bylaw first reading, and agreed that the term of the agreement is to be extended to 11 years. Franchise fees are collected by the Town, and are applied to general revenue for Town operations. Before the bylaw is given final reading it must be announced locally, and go through the Alberta Utilities Commission for review and approval Lots of great information is included in the Agenda Package.
Pambrun Appeal of Compliance Order
Council voted to support the Pambruns’ appeal of the compliance order issued, after giving consideration to the pending revisions to the Land Use Bylaw, as well as community feedback. The compliance order was issued due to the Pambruns’ unpermitted use of their property for the storage of a horse trailer, which goes against the land use bylaw for this subdivision’s zoning. The issue came about after a resident made a complaint, and following an investigation Bylaw Services determined that a contravention was being made on this property.
Athabasca Riverfront Park
Christopher Read, Parks, Recreation and Culture Manager, presented the details on the Riverfront Park Pilot Project located on Town owned land adjacent to the Athabasca River that has mainly been used by the Junior Forest Wardens group. Day use hours of operation were proposed, and improvements to the grade of the access into the parking area, as well as washroom and garbage facilities will be provided. Success measures of this pilot project will include visitor counts and random surveys of patrons, and will culminate in a report to Council in the fall.
Council voted to approve the Athabasca Riverfront Park 2015 Pilot Project with up to $25,000 allocated from the Parks and Trails Infrastructure Reserve to cover the costs of the project.
Offer to Purchase
Wendy Jones presented an offer from Wilf Kwasny to purchase 4060 Bradwell Street, to potentially support a senior’s housing development. Council voted to accept the offer from Mr. Kwasny, however, the specific price, terms and conditions of this transaction will not be made public until after final closing and title transfer.
Mobile Home Parks in Hinton
The state of roads and infrastructure in local mobile home parks have been a topic of concern in the community. Council directed administration to research the all options for the mobile home parks in town in respect to current conditions and issues.