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Council Clips - May 23, 2023

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Revised Land Use Bylaw Amendment – Omnibus 2023-18

Council gave first reading to the proposed omnibus amendments to update the Town of Canmore’s Land Use Bylaw (LUB) 2018-22. The proposed updates will improve upon the clarity of regulations and definitions, resolve clerical errors, and delete redundant and/or irrelevant regulations. A public hearing is scheduled for July 4, 2023. 

2022 Lions Park tennis Courts Redevelopment

Council approved an increase to the budget for the Lions Park Tennis Redevelopment capital project to improve the overall facility. The Canmore Tennis Association (CTA) has now received grants from the Calgary Foundation for $40,000 and the Nancy Pauw Foundation for $30,000 towards this project. 

CPR Crossing Replacement at Railway Avenue

The rail crossing at Railway Avenue by Elevation Place will be replaced by CP Rail in 2023. Although we requested that the work be considered for 2024 to coordinate activities with the planned Railway Avenue Central Capital Project, the temporary repairs undertaken in late 2022 and early 2023 were not adequate and a full replacement is required in 2023. There will be no pedestrian or vehicle crossing during the closure, and once the work is scheduled, notice will be provided to the community to plan for detours. This unplanned expenditure is paid for by the municipality based on the Crossing Agreement between the Town of Canmore and the Rail Authority which is regulated by Transport Canada. This is typical for Rail Authority Crossing Agreements throughout Canada. 

Council also: 

  • Appointed members to the Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA) board of directors.
  • Approved the submissions of an Expression of Interest for the 2023 Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta grant for $200,000
  • Increased the budget for 2023 Bus Stop Improvements from $550,000 to $1,403,600 funded by a new grant from the Rural Transit Solutions Fund in the amount of $853,600
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