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City Council recap

October 16, 2023 5:22 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The following decisions were made at today’s regular City Council meeting.

Multi-Use Aquatic Centre Update (accepted for information):

  • Administration provided an update to City Council and the community about the future Aquatic Centre. The facility has been sited at Michener North Lands; the province is still in the process of remediating the land at Michener North and The City won't complete purchase any of the land until it has been fully remediated. Through 2021 Budget Debate, Council approved funding for the purchase of these lands. The Provincial Government was not able to provide timing on the land availability. This means that we're not shovel ready.

Waste-to-Energy Technology Report (accepted for information):

  • City Council accepted a report for information from administration about a Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Technology Report. The report highlighted research that has been done to assess the feasibility of a Waste-to-Energy Project in Red Deer including historical context, strategic alignment, and risk assessment and analysis. Thermal treatment of municipal solid waste has been considered as far back as the 1970s. Prior to implementing any WTE projects, thorough investigation requiring funding and added capacity will need to be approved.

Traffic Bylaw (approved):

  • City Council approved second and third reading of a new Traffic Bylaw. The new bylaw contains updates to reflect the parking infrastructure improvement program; improves readability through simplification of language and consolidation of related topics; and the removal items that are covered in existing bylaws or that are no longer required.

Local Immigrant Partnership (LIP) Partnership Agreement (approved):

  • City Council approved an application to authorize The City of Red Deer to act as a funding partner organization for Red Deer Local Immigrant Partnership (LIP). LIPs are eligible for funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) but required to maintain a funding partnership with a local organization which holds the contract with IRCC.

Public Hearing – Rezone Lands in Evergreen (approved):

  • Following a Public Hearing, City Council gave second and third reading to Land Use Bylaw Amendment 3357/L-2023 to rezone NW 26-38-27-W4M in the Evergreen Neighbourhood to allow for Low Density Residential and Parks and Recreation Development.
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