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Cardston County Council minutes

Posted on May 4, 2023 by admin

By Kenyon Stronski

Westwind Weekly News

The following are selected briefs from the April 11 meeting of Cardston County council

Unfinished Business:

Discussion surrounding the development of green energy in the County was brought forward to council. It was subsequently moved by Coun. Tom Nish for council to defer to a later date in order to allow administration to gather information to perform a study to identify appropriate areas for green energy. A draft with the changes to the land use bylaw will be brought forward to council at a later date. 

Requests for Decision:

A land lease policy was reviewed by council relating to a policy on leasing County-owned lands. Nish moved for council to instruct administration to make the recommended changes to the policy for it to be brought back for council’s review at a later date. 

A land purchase request also passed through council’s hands. It was moved for the request to be filed for information. 

Land Use Bylaw Amendments:

Second and third readings for proposed Bylaw 817.2023 were given to council. The bylaw is an application to rezone a 48.86 acre parcel of land from Agriculture to Grouped Country Residential for the purpose of creating a four lot subdivision. The decision was deferred until after the IMDP meeting. 

Second and third readings for Bylaw 816.2023. The bylaw is a rezoning of a 22.39 acre parcel of land which is also proposed to be rezoned from Agriculture to Single Lot Country Residential to create a three acre residential subdivision. Second and third readings were given to the bylaw. 

Closed Session:

Discussion in closed session was carried out relating to Pole Haven Grazing Association, where council met with members of Pole Haven to discuss public access to Crown lands. A land acknowledgement was given where it was moved for council to acquire an enlarged print for the council room. Discussion was also held on the museum board in Magrath, the old CPR railroad land sale, a seed drill, pigeons at Glenwood Transfer Station and trees in Leavitt. Two closed sessions were held at the council meeting lasting around four hours. 

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