Council Notes - March 17th, 2020

Council Notes - March 17th, 2020

Posted on March 18th, 2020

Council Notes - March 17th, 2020

Public Hearing. Council held a Public Hearing for Bylaw 2242, to amend the Land Use Bylaw. The changes include a re-zoning of land north of Highway 16 and west of 73rd Street from Urban Reserve to Business Commercial / Light Industrial. Council received a presentation from the developer as well as submitted letters. Following the Hearing, Council gave second and third reading to the bylaw.

Bylaw 2243. First reading was given to Bylaw 2243, amending the Land Use Bylaw to re-designate land at 302 54th Street South from Urban Reserve to Heavy Industrial. The land is located south of the Off-Leash Dog Park. A Public Hearing has been set for May 19th, 2020. Details can be found at edson.ca/bylaws.

Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway Association (TCYHA) AGM Resolutions. Approval was given for two resolutions to be brought forward from the Town of Edson at the upcoming TCYHA Annual General Meeting. The resolutions will read as follows:

  • That the Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway Association lobby the Alberta Government, on behalf of the Town of Edson, to have traffic lights installed at the 4 Avenue and 55 Street intersection and other key intersections be assessed for public safety within the corporate limits of the Town of Edson along Highway 16 in the Town of Edson.
  • That the Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway Association lobby the Alberta Government, on behalf of the Town of Edson, to better maintain Highway 16 within Edson limits.

Edson and District Recycle Society Agreements. Council has approved the Edson and District Recycling Society lease and operational agreement effective April 1st, 2020, with a total amount of $390,000 for the 2020 budget.

COVID-19 Update. Council received an update on the Town response to the COVID 19 Situation. For details please go to edson.ca/covid.

Next meetings - The next Committee of the Whole Meeting is scheduled for March 24th, 2020 at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers. The next Council Meeting is scheduled for April 7th, 2020 at 7:00 pm

*Please note that Council Meetings will be closed to the public until further notice. Residents are encouraged to review agendas prior to the meeting and submit any questions/concerns to civiccentre@edson.ca. Meetings will be live streamed at www.edson.ca/live, on the Town of Edson Facebook Page, and through the Town of Edson YouTube Channel. The media will be invited to attend with extra measures taken to ensure health safety.

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