With the Town of Sundre eliminating the Municipal Planning Commission, they have been able to streamline development for residents at a faster pace by eliminating unnecessary steps. That is according to Sundre's Economic Development Officer Jon Allan. He says the decision making has now been moved "in house" and it is governed by the land use bylaw.
Businesses, residents and anybody who would like to do something in relation to development under the town of Sundre's land use bylaw can now do so at a faster pace.
Sundre's Economic Development Officer Jon Allan says council decided to eliminate the Municipal Planning Commission in order to streamline development to help residents and businesses receive faster decisions by eliminating unnecessary steps.
He says MPC met about once a month, where in some cases decisions might have taken up to two months.
Allan adds now in some cases they have been able to expedite decisions to less than two weeks.
Allan says there has been a lot of discussions behind the scenes in preparation for potential development in the southwest industrial area.
He says development is currently underway.
Allan says property owners, business owners and potential developers can contact the town about development.
He notes an example of residential development could be adding a shed to your property.
The Wild Rose Humane Society celebrates the grand opening of its new facility on Saturday, June 23rd. WRHS is a non-profit animal rescue society. Volunteer President Dean Orlando says renovations are now complete at their location on 13 Co-op Road in the town of Didsbury.
The Johnson MS Bike ride will see hundreds of cyclists travel a total of 180 kilometers as they take a trip from Airdrie to Olds on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th. It will be a picturesque ride of Alberta's cowboy country for cyclists of all levels and abilities looking to challenge themselves in an effort to end Multiple Sclerosis.
A grand opening was recently held for the new Bowden Community Hall. A ribbon cutting was held on Saturday, June 16th with dignitaries followed by dueling pianos in the evening at the Paterson Community Centre. Expanding Horizons Secretary Julie Brewster says the project started with the idea of renovating the old Lions Hall in February of 2015 and they broke ground on the new hall construction last July.
Just over $5,000 dollars was collected during the 2018 Free Our Finest event run by the Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run. That is according to Sheriff Chris Zelko with the Innisfail Integrated Traffic Unit who says the money collected will support Special Olympics Alberta.
Mountain View County's Division 7 Councillor Al Kemmere expects to put his name forward to run for RMA President again later this year. The Rural Municipalities of Alberta's first zone meeting is coming up in August and its convention is in November.