- Wayne Lemauviel, addressed Council to gauge support for an application for a senior care home with a capacity for 10 clients situated on 3 lots in the Laurel Green development. The next steps in the process will be for submission of a more detailed application outlining the proposed facility.
- Brian Kelly, Prince Albert RCM Police Detachment met with Council to discuss area priorities as well as Provincial Directives.
- Ben Wilson, Water Security Agency attended the meeting to discuss “Aqua Sweeper” devices and the potential use of them at lakes in the Province. He indicated that, if properly installed at least 2 feet from the lake bottom, they may not be a concern; however, a permit is not required to install them and inspections are not automatically conducted. Council referred the matter back to Administration for further review.
- A public hearing was held to receive input regarding an application to establish camping spots at The Quest Camp to accommodate families with children attending day camp at The Quest. There were 2 written submissions received indicating no concerns and the application was approved.
- A public hearing was held to receive input regarding an application to establish a cannabis retail store at 191 Ambrose Lane in a building adjacent to the Ambrose Grocery building. There were written submissions received and a number of the speakers also spoke to their written submission. The application was approved following the public hearing.
- Council received and reviewed the record of proceedings of the public hearing held on April 8, 2021 to receive input regarding the proposed Recreation Vehicles Use in Residential Neighbourhoods Bylaw 16-2020 and Bylaw No. 17-2020 being the Zoning Bylaw Amendments that will provide for one camper to be permitted on each property and occupied as additional living space. The Bylaws were both approved following the public hearing.
Waste and Recycling Collection Contracts
On April 7, 2021 the Council met as a Committee of the Whole Council in order to dedicate the necessary time to consider the Waste and Recycling Collection proposals received by Greenland Waste and Loraas. The proposals were to provide for a three year contract for these services. The two recommendations brought by the Committee to the Council were both approved. Those recommendations include:
- Elimination of the Special Sanitary Levy; and
- Entering into a three year contract Greenland Waste that will provide for the elimination of the individual roll out carts and the addition of 30-50 larger shared bear proof bins throughout the District with a recycling bin at the same location of each bear proof bin.
Reports, Discussion and Actions:
- Public Works: a proposed 2021 Road Program was provided and deferred to the operating budget process. An on site meeting will be scheduled around the May long weekend for ratepayers impacted by the road improvements at Neis.
- Protective Services: March statistical report, provincial and inter-agency updates.
- An amended Parking Bylaw was adopted. The changes from the previous bylaw included establishing “No Parking” areas in Murray Point in order to ensure roads remain passable.
- Building / Development: March permit report was received.
- Civic Address changes were authorized for one property in Bells Beach and one in Guise Beach.
- Administrator’s report included the Draft 5 Year Capital Plan, Action / Motion item report; Ratepayer Concerns; financial reports; and an update of other activities in the office.
Other matters of business:
- Received communications: SAMA re AN109; and Government Relations re School Mill Rates.
- Authorized letter of support for the Lakeland ATV Club in the Club’s request of the Minister of Highways and Infrastructure.
- The price of the ATV plates remain the same as in 2020; however, the District will provide a $35.00 reduction for new plates and $15.00 reduction for renewals (representing the admin fees for processing for the District). For new plates and renewals prior to April 13, 2021, a credit will be applied toward the 2022 plate renewal.
Comments or concerns should be submitted through the office (306.982.2010 or email email@example.com). They are reviewed by staff on a regular basis, and monthly by Council.