M.D. of Foothills No. 31
PMRA PRESENTATION TO COUNCIL TABLED
Members of the PMRA made a powerful presentation to Council on December 6 at the MD of Foothills Council Chamber in High River, Alberta. The 50-minute presentation reviewed the results of the Miistakis Institute’s Visioning Exercise undertaken in the Spring of 2007. The presentation team of Rob Butler (Development), Frances Jackson Dover (President), Jim Rennie (Hydrology) asked Council to set up a joint working group of planners from Council and selected community volunteers who have specialist expertise. The PMRA team also fielded questions from the Councillors. PMRA also requested that a moratorium by placed on large-scale development until the ACP is approved. Since the presentation, Council has discussed the request and tabled the presentation.
Since the December 6th PMRA presentation, the MD of Foothills Council has announced plans for a steering committee to work on updating the Municipal Development Plan. As a result PMRA has withdrawn its request for a joint Area Concept Plan until after Council’s Steering Committee completes its recommendations for an updated MDP.
NOTICE TO PMRA MEMBERS
REVIEW OF PRESENTATION TO COUNCIL
M.D. OF FOOTHILLS NO. 31 December 6th, 2007
December 16, 2007 - PMRA Executive team made a presentation to the Council of the MD of Foothills on December 6, 2007 in High River. The presentation included:
A summary of the Visioning Study completed for PMRA by the Miistakis Institute July, 2007.
A request that a joint working group be formed by Council by the end of this year. Its task is to develop a meaningful Area Concept Plan for the Priddis-Millarville area. It was requested that a report from the joint working group would be submitted by the end of June, 2008. This was requested by PMRA membership November 2006 in a petition signed by 325 residents of the area.
Until the plan is completed, PMRA suggested a delay on approvals on all large-scale residential and commercial development applications in the Priddis-Millarville area. (Large-scale is interpreted as being 7 or more lots. See MDP Section 5.3.5 – ASP’s may be required for 8 or more S/D)
PMRA executive also asked Council what procedures will take place in coming to a decision and when may PMRA expect a decision.
All Council members were in attendance. The meeting extended 50 minutes, when PMRA was allotted 30 minutes.
Council met later in the day to discuss the presentation and agreed to table the presentation until Tuesday, December 11. In speaking with MD Manager Harry Riva Cambrin on Wednesday, December 12, he said the presentation had been further tabled.
At the time of the presentation to Council, the PMRA membership has risen to more than 400 and growing.
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