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Cardston County council meeting minutes

Posted on July 6, 2023 by admin

By Kenyon Stronski
Westwind Weekly News

The following are selected briefs from the June 12 regular meeting of Cardston County council. 

Correspondence and Requests for Decision:

The watercraft inspection station along Highway 3 near Pincher Creek has been scuttled for some time. It was a decision by council for administration to write a letter of support on behalf of Pincher Creek to have the province reinstate the watercraft inspection station.

Additionally an application to convert a dry van trailer into an accessory storage building with attached deck was brought forth before council. After some deliberation it was moved that council defer the item and request pictures from the applicant to be used in a presented application in the future. 

After a question and answer period and lunch council returned to covering more requests. 

A document for a Road Allowance Trail Development was set before council. Council looked over the documentation and discussed the provided agreement. It was moved for the Public lands Alliance to follow the County Fair Weather Road Policy and to conduct a survey at its expense as well as to install adequate multipurpose gates at the fence crossings. 

Meetings dates for council over July and August were decided. Council would only have one meeting for each month with those dates falling on July 10 and August 14. 

Council received a request to reduce property taxes on a parcel of land. A tax reduction request was granted for the amount of $100. 

County council moved to participate in the Magrath Days parade and new water rates were reviewed and approved by council. 

Under these new rates the minutes said it was moved for council to incentivize those who sign up for water before the water project begins. A trickle system will cost $10,000 if signed up before or during construction and $15,000 after. A pressured system will cost $25,000 if signed up before or during construction and $35,000 after. 

Additional Items:

Some small items requiring no motions were discussed by council. Some tax concerns were discussed by residents and council gave some information on how assessors assess County properties. Dust control utilising the County water truck was discussed, as well as a gravel product causing accumulating mud and the legality of flying drones over persons or property. 

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