Inside Council Chambers

Last updated: Aug. 17, 2017 at 9:41 AM

Inside Council Chambers is a brief summary of the items discussed at the most recent City Council and Committee of the Whole meetings. Podcasts are also available for the latest council meetings.

Please note: This is not the official City of Spruce Grove council meeting minutes. Please refer to Meeting Agendas and Minutes to view agendas, all supporting documents, and official meeting minutes that have been approved by City Council.   

Highlights from Aug. 14, 2017

Community Engagement Report - Event Centre External

City administration presented a community engagement report to Spruce Grove City Council, sharing the results of the first phase of engagement on the proposed Multi-Use Sport and Event Centre concept. The engagement period was from March 28, 2017 to July 7, 2017.

2017 Corporate Plan Update External

An update on the 2017 Corporate Plan was presented, outlining the status of various Corporate Plan initiatives.

Recreation Facility Indoor Strategy Update External

Representatives from Stantec Consulting Ltd. and McElhanney presented the final report on the Indoor Recreation Facility Strategy Update for the tri-municipal region. Similar presentations will be made to Town of Stony Plain Council and Parkland County Council this month.

Municipal Census - 2017 Demographic Report External

Results from the 2017 Municipal Census, which was held between April 5 and May 26, 2017, were presented. The results show Spruce Grove's population has grown to 34,881, a 3.7 per cent increase from 2016.

Bylaw C-1001-17 and C-1002-17
North Central Area Structure Plan Amendment and Land Use Bylaw Amendment

A public hearing was held for Bylaws C-1001-17 and C-1002-17 External, proposed amendments to the North Central Area Structure Plan and Land Use Bylaw.

Later in the meeting, second and third readings were given to Bylaw C-1001-17 External, approving a 0.75 hectare neighbourhood commercial site on the south side of the collector entrance to the Deer Park neighbourhood from Jennifer Heil Way, and the redistricting of 4.13 hectares of low density residential to medium density residential to accommodate a semi-detached development.

Second reading was also given to Bylaw C-1002-17 External, a proposed amendment to the Land Use Bylaw that would redistrict 4.13 hectares of land External located north of the Deer Park neighbourhood from urban reserve to mixed low to medium density residential. Third reading will be held during a future council meeting.

Bylaw C-953-16 Land Use Bylaw Amendment External
Redistricting: Fenwyck Stage 1

Third reading was given to Bylaw C-953-17, approving the redistricting of 10.8 hectares of urban reserve land External to mixed low to medium density residential (3.2 hectares), mixed medium to high density residential (3.6 hectares), parks and recreation (1.7 hectares) and natural areas (2.3 hectares). The approved redistricting will allow the residential development in Fenwyck Stage 1 to begin.

Bylaw C-1008-17 East Pioneer Area Structure Plan Amendment External
Fenwyck Commercial Addition

First reading was given to Bylaw C-1008-17, a proposed amendment to the East Pioneer Area Structure Plan that would introduce a 1.0 hectare neighbourhood commercial site at the southeast corner of the Pioneer Road and Grove Drive intersection. If approved, this would reduce the overall medium to high density residential area by 1.0 hectares. A public hearing will be held during a future council meeting.

Bylaw C-1009-17 Land Use Bylaw Amendment External
Fenwyck Stage 1 Revision

First reading was given to Bylaw C-1009-17, a proposed amendment to the Land Use Bylaw that would redistrict 1.0 hectares of land External at the southeast corner of the Pioneer Road and Grove Drive intersection from mixed medium to high density residential (R2) to neighbourhood retail and service district. If approved, this redistricting would allow for the development of a neighbourhood commercial site. A public hearing will be held during a future council meeting.

Bylaw C-1004-17 Land Use Bylaw Amendment External
Redistricting: Greenbury Stage 9 and Prescott Stage 8

Third reading was given to Bylaw C-1004-17, approving the redistricting of 5.87 hectares of urban reserve land External located northeast of the Greenbury neighbourhood to Greenbury planned lot (3.29 hectares), mixed low to medium density (0.4 hectares) and parks and recreation (2.18 hectares).

Bylaw C-985-16 Land Use Bylaw Amendment External
Harvest Ridge Stage 18

Third reading was given to Bylaw C-985-16, approving the redistricting of 12.88 hectares of urban reserve land External located west of the Harvest Ridge neighbourhood to mixed low to medium density (3.2 hectares), parks and recreation (5.66 hectares) and natural areas (4.83 hectares).

Bylaw C-1011-17 Land Use Bylaw Text Amendment External
Site Specific: 7 McLeod Ave.

First reading was given to Bylaw C-1011-17, a proposed site specific text amendment to the Land Use Bylaw. If approved, the amendment would allow child care facilities as a discretionary use at 7 McLeod Ave. in Spruce Grove External. The use would allow for on-site care and supervision to seven or more children under the age of 13, but not overnight accommodation. A public hearing will be held during a future council meeting.

Bylaw C-988-17 Land Use Bylaw Amendment External
Redistricting: Deer Park Aging in Place Complex

First reading was given to Bylaw C-988-17, a proposed amendment to the Land Use Bylaw that would redistrict 2.21 hectares of land External located north of the Deer Park neighbourhood from urban reserve (UR) to direct control district (DC). If approved, this redistricting would allow for the development of an aging in place facility comprised of residential buildings with neighbourhood-oriented public commercial uses. A public hearing will be held during a future council meeting.

Tax Recovery External

City Council approved the terms and conditions, and reserve bids for the 2017 tax recovery public auction that will be held on Nov. 15, 2017.

Tax Deferral External

City Council approved a tax deferral agreement for the Tri Village local improvement, extending the term from 15 to 30 years. No taxes or penalties are waived under the deferral agreement.

AUMA Distinguished Service Award External

City Council approved the nomination of Alds. Bill Kesanko, Wayne Rothe and Bill Steinburg for the AUMA's distinguished service award for serving Spruce Grove for more than 20 years as elected officials.

Highlights from July 17, 2017

Women Building Futures Update External

Women Building Futures External, an organization dedicated to preparing women for careers in industries where women have historically been under-represented, provided an update on the 2017 Operator Readiness program and thanked the City for its support.

Bylaw C-996-17 - Road Closure

A public hearing was held for Bylaw C-996-17 External, a bylaw that would close a portion of the public roadway that is located east of a lane in the Grove Meadows neighbourhood and adjacent to Greenwood Drive. The bylaw was later given second and third reading External, approving the road closure.

Bylaw C-983-16 - Redistricting Tonewood Stage 6

A public hearing was held for Bylaw C-983-16 External, an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw that would re-designate 0.92 hectares of land and a portion of an alley from urban reserve (UR) to mixed low to medium density residential district (P1). The bylaw was later given second reading External. Third reading will be considered during a future council meeting.

Bylaw C-1004-17 - Redistricting Greenbury Stage 9 and Prescott Stage 8

A public hearing was held for Bylaw C-1004-17 External, a bylaw that would redistrict 5.87 hectares of land located northeast of the Greenbury neighbourhood to Greenbury planned lot (3.29 hectares), mixed low to medium density (0.40 hectares) and parks and recreation (2.18 hectares). The bylaw was later given second reading External. Third reading will be considered during a future council meeting.

Bylaw C-1006-17 - Redistricting Jesperdale Stage 8

A public hearing was held for Bylaw C-1006-17 External, a bylaw that would redistrict 5.29 hectares of urban reserve land (UR) to parks and recreation (P1). The bylaw was later given second reading External. Third reading will be considered during a future council meeting.

Bylaw C-1005-17 - Redistricting Fenwyck Stage 2

A public hearing was held for Bylaw C-1005-17 External, a bylaw that would redistrict 0.79 hectares of urban reserve land (UR) to mixed low to medium density residential (R1). The bylaw was later given second reading External. Third reading will be considered during a future council meeting.

Bylaw C-1007-17 - Redistricting Copperhaven Stage 2

A public hearing was held for Bylaw C-1007-17 External, a bylaw that would redistrict 3.05 hectares of urban reserve land (UR) to parks and recreation (P1). The bylaw was later given second and third reading External, approving the redistricting.

Bylaw C-999-17 - Land Use Bylaw Text Amendment

A public hearing was held for Bylaw C-999-17 External, a bylaw that would amend the Land Use Bylaw to allow for a new use entitled medical marihuana production facilities as a discretionary use in the general industrial district (M1). The bylaw also includes several accompanying regulations that address safety and land use compatibility of these facilities. Additionally, several amendments are proposed to existing land use definitions in the commercial and industrial districts to prevent the direct sale of marihuana in establishments such as retail outlets and pharmacies. The bylaw was later given second and third reading External, approving the amendments.

Bylaw C-964-16 - Copperhaven Stage 2

Third reading was given to Bylaw C-964-16 External, approving the redistricting of 6.45 hectares of urban reserve land located within the West Area Structure Plan (south of Grove Drive and immediately east of the future school site) to mixed low to medium density residential (6.1 hectares) and parks and recreation (0.3 hectares).

Bylaw C-1003-17 - Repealing Beaverbrook Wellness Centre Lease

Second and third reading were given to Bylaw C-1003-17 External, approving the repealing of the Beaverbrook Wellness Centre Lease.

Tax Recovery Terms and Conditions

City administration will review section five of the terms and conditions for the 2017 tax recovery public auction External, specifically with respect to family members bidding during the auction. The public auction is currently scheduled for Nov. 15, 2017.

2018 Fire Truck Funding Approval

A 2018 expenditure of $916,731 was approved External for the new pump rescue truck as described in the Corporate Plan.

Highlights from June 26, 2017

Bylaw C-1000-17 Land Use Bylaw Amendment - Greenbury Planned Lot District

A public hearing was held for Bylaw C-1000-17 External, a proposed bylaw that create a new land use district (GPL - Greenbury Planned Lot District) as a pilot project specific to the Greenbury Neighbourhood. The new district is similar to the mixed low to medium density district (R1) but would allow for zero lot line single detached and semi-detached dwellings. Second and third reading External were later given to Bylaw C-1000-17, approving the new land use district.

Bylaw C-1005-17 Land Use Bylaw - Redistricting: Fenwyck Stage 2

First reading was given to Bylaw C-1005-17 External, a proposed bylaw that would redistrict 0.79 hectares of urban reserve land (UR) to mixed low to medium density residential (R1). A public hearing will be held during a future council meeting.

Bylaw C-1006-17 Land Use Bylaw - Redistricting: Jesperdale Stage 8

First reading was given to Bylaw C-1006-17 External, a proposed bylaw that would redistrict 5.29 hectares of urban reserve land (UR) to parks and recreation (P1). A public hearing will be held during a future council meeting.

Bylaw C-1001-17 Land Use Bylaw
North Central Area Structure Plan Amendment: Deer Park Village

First reading was given to Bylaw C-1001-17 External, a proposed amendment to the North Central Area Structure Plan that would introduce a 0.75 hectares neighbourhood commercial site on the south side of the collector entrance to the Deer Park neighbourhood from Jennifer Heil Way. The bylaw would also change 4.13 hectares of low density residential to medium density residential. A public hearing will be held during a future council meeting.

Bylaw C-1007-17 Land Use Bylaw - Redistricting: Copperhaven Stage 2

First reading was given to Bylaw C-1007-17 External, a proposed bylaw that would redistrict 3.05 hectares of urban reserve land (UR) to parks and recreation (P1). A public hearing will be held during a future council meeting.

Bylaw C-1002-17 Land Use Bylaw - Redistricting: Deer Park Village

First reading was given to Bylaw C-1002-17 External, a proposed bylaw that would redistrict 4.13 hectares of urban reserve land (UR) to mixed low to medium density residential (R1). A public hearing will be held during a future council meeting.

Bylaw C-1003-17 Repealing of Beaverbrook Wellness Centre Lease Bylaw

City administration presented a report indicating that the financial commitment involved in the final lease agreement with the Beaverbrook Wellness Centre is significantly less than expected, and therefore no longer requires a bylaw. First reading was given to Bylaw C-1003-17 External, which if approved would repeal the Beaverbrook Wellness Centre Lease Bylaw.

Bylaw C-963-16 RCMP Facility Borrowing Bylaw

Second and third reading were given to Bylaw C-963-17 External, approving the proposed borrowing of $18 million for the new RCMP facility.

Bylaw C-986-17 Protective Services Facility Borrowing Bylaw

Second and third reading were given to Bylaw C-986-17 External, approving the proposed borrowing of $25 million for the expansion and renovation of the City's protective services facility.

Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan Update External

The City's updated Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan External was presented to City Council. The strategy sets out goals, objectives and action items to be pursued from 2017-2022. The key priorities of the strategy are to continue growing the City's non-residential tax base and expand/diversity the local employment base.

Task Force on Mayoralty Status External

City Council accepted the recommendations of the Task Force on Mayoralty Status, approving the position of the Office of the Mayor as a full-time position with a base salary ranging from $78,750 to $88,000, effective Oct. 23, 2017.

Council and Committee of the Whole Meeting Calendar External

In July and August this summer, Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings will commence at 4 p.m. with public hearings advertised for 5 p.m. Subsequent meetings will start at 5 p.m. with public hearings advertised for 5 p.m.