By Kenyon Stronski
Westwind Weekly News
The following are selected briefs from Cardston County council.
Requests for Decision:
Multiple requests for decision passed through councillors hands at their regular meeting, with item 11.1 pertaining to their meeting schedule in December. After discussing the option of having either one or two meetings in December, council decided to move forward with having only a single meeting.
11.2 pertains to a policy relating to a policy of on-call staff. The policy came up as part of a rotating policy review schedule, and no changes were made with a motion passing for the policy to stay as presented. 11.3 was much the same, except it dealt with county equipment being on private property. After discussion, council also moved to continue with no changes to the policy.
A donation request came forward to council where they were asked to assist the funding of a cycling race for the Cardston Community Cycling Club. County council decided to donate $500 from the economic development fund to assist with advertising costs for the race.
11.4 dealt with the tax sale conclusion of 2022. Council discussed the best option on how to proceed with four unpurchased parcels of land, and it moved that council registered the County’s name on the titles as a ‘tax forfeiture instrument’.
Land Use Bylaw Amendments:
The first reading for a proposed bylaw was brought forward to council, with the purpose being to rezone two parcels of land out of a main 70 acre parcel of land, a three acre parcel of land and a 4.35 acre parcel of land that is currently zoned as agriculture. It was moved that council give the first reading to the proposed bylaw, and a public hearing is scheduled for Dec. 10 at 10:00 A.M.
Members of the Southwest Connect Co-op attended council during their closed session. The members presented to council and made a request for support in providing fibre to the residents of Mountain View. After an hour and ten minute long discussion, council moved back into open session where they made the motion of:
“Administration is to bring options to council on how to partner with the Co-op and make it advantageous for the County and its residents.”