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City Council recap – July 8, 2024

July 8, 2024 3:20 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

 The following decisions were made by City Council during their July 8 regular meeting:

Special Council Meeting

  • Council voted in favour of adding one Special Council Meeting to discuss the budget process. This meeting will be held on July 26 starting at 10 a.m.


Zoning Bylaw Amendment

  • City Council approved first reading to omnibus Zoning Bylaw Amendment 3357/QQ-2024, which was initiated by City administration to reduce red tape, align with other regulations and help external applicants with immediate development needs. The amendment better aligns the Zoning Bylaw with standard departmental practices and other pieces of legislation.
  • Second and third readings are scheduled for Monday, July 22 at the next regular Council meeting.


Development Permit Application

  • City Council approved a Development Permit application to construct a five-storey apartment building at 6 Colby Avenue in Clearview Ridge.
  • The application requested a 15 per cent variance to the minimum parking requirements and changes to the layout of the Site Plan and Design Package adopted by City Council in 2010, and City Council is the Development Authority in the district when there is a variance greater than 10 per cent.
  • The applicant’s letter of intent indicates the unit will be affordable rentals, which aligns with the goals of The City of Red Deer’s Strategic Plan and emphasis on affordable housing.

Long Term Business & Financial Systems Report

  • Council supported the Long-Term Business and Financial Systems Plan unanimously. This plan outlines how administration anticipates evolving and improving the organization's financial state. This plan results from a Council resolution during the 2024 Budget process identifying a need to pursue an improved, sustainable financial position for the organization.

Committee of the Whole

City Council voted in favour of postponing the decision about a Committee of a Whole – an additional tool in their governance toolbox. They’ll revisit this item before the end of September. 

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