By Stan Ashbee
Sunny South News
MOU between the Town of Coaldale and Lethbridge County
At a recent Lethbridge County council meeting held Sept. 1, council passed the motion to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Town of Coaldale regarding annexation and other matters, as presented to council.
In June, annexation and matters related to annexation were discussed by the Intermunicipal Development Committee. Council also requested administration hold a workshop in order to provide all of council with the opportunity to gain a more thorough understanding of the annexation negotiations thus far, a report submitted to council for consideration stated. The report noted a council workshop was held Aug. 29 and provided council with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the Town of Coaldale’s annexation intentions. An MOU was submitted to council to reflect the intention by both parties to move the annexation proposal forward in a spirit of collaboration.
Bylaw 1471 amendment to the Land-Use Bylaw
After a public hearing was held, in regards to Bylaw 1471 Amendment to the Land-Use Bylaw — Rural Recreational (RR) for a portion of NW 31-8-20-W4 — 305 RV Park, county council refused second and third reading of the bylaw and the motion was defeated to move ahead with the bylaw amendment.
Allan and Patricia Androkovich attended the public hearing to discuss their proposal to rezone a 2.85-acre portion of their 6.1-acre lot. The proposed re-designation was located a half-mile south of Highway 512 on Range Road 21-0 or Broxburn Road. The proposal was to build a 40-site campground on the subject lands. The application was sent to various parties and departments for review and comments.
A report submitted to council for consideration stated county administration does not support the proposed used of the property as a campground, as the campground’s suitability for the location was questionable. It was stated in the report administration is of the opinion this was not the most appropriate area to establish a campground and seeks to direct campgrounds and RV parks to more suitable locations in the county.
Muscular Dystrophy Month in the county
County council passed the motion to authorize the Reeve Lorne Hickey to sign the proclamation to declare “September 2016 is Muscular Dystrophy Awareness” in Lethbridge County. The proclamation was to be forwarded to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
According to a report submitted to council for consideration, the purpose of the awareness month is to increase public knowledge of neuromuscular disorders and the impact on families living with these disorders and the communities in which they live, as well as to educate the public about the association and the services it provides.
LTRA Grand Opening
The Friends of the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association invited representatives from Lethbridge County to attend the Grand Opening of the LTRA’s arena Sept. 24. The event, the invite stated, will celebrate LTRA’s 40th anniversary and the 33rd Joanne Perlich Annual Ride for Dreams.