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 torchbearers for the Canada Winter Games MNP Torch Relay many communities across the nation were announced this month in Red Deer. Local wrestler from Olds Danielle Lappage is one of the seven who will be carrying the torch on January 31st for Olds.
It's smile cookie week at Tim Hortons!
Proceeds raised from Smile Cookie week at local Tim Hortons locations will support the Olds Boys & Girls Club, Innisfail is Big Brothers Big Sisters Red Deer & District, Sundre Greenwood Neighbourhood Place, and the Didsbury Skatepark Foundation.
This was the 9th straight year Charlene Preston from Sundre and her local team participated in the Kidney March for the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Preston says despite a few blisters from the 100 kilometer walk, it was worth it and the weather was mostly sunny on theSeptember 7-9th weekend.
The 2018 Business Awards Gala is coming up on October 10th. The nominees for those awards were revealed at the annual Business, Beer & Blue Jeans event hosted by the Olds & District Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, September 11th on the Olds Regional Exhibition grounds.
Despite the cold temperatures, plenty of spectators headed to the Olds Regional Exhibition grounds on Friday, September 14th and Saturday, September 15th for the 3rd edition of the Oldstoberfest pro rodeo.
The Olds/Bowden Citizens on Patrol program held its annual general meeting on Thursday, September 13th.
Board member and Past President Vince Clarke says Gord Bueckert was elected as the new President and the Olds C.O.P specific bylaws were adopted. He says Citizens on Patrol is sitting right around 65 members as they head into their second year. Interested residents who want to join can get packages at the Olds RCMP Detachment.