County denies Badlands Recreation Development Request for Extension

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Linden Asks County For Funds

Kelly Klassen, Mayor of the Village of Linden along with Darwyn Moon, Deputy Mayor attended the County meeting with a request for funding. The Village had sent a letter explaining how the Village had been “very appreciative” of its relationship with Kneehill County as well as the County’s Regional Resource Urban Sustainability Grant with regard to infrastructure projects. With that grant no longer an option the Village asks that the County give consideration to giving financial assistance to the Village for the costs (request for $200,000) of a Master Infrastructure Plan and for other infrastructure projects requiring attention. It was noted that the County had provided the Village with $200,000 in funding at the June 12, 2018 Council meeting for infrastructure. Council also had concerns with the precedence it would set with other municipalities requesting funds. Though the County’s motion seemed to indicate it would deny the funding request, instead, a motion was passed that they defer the agenda item to a Committee of the Whole meeting on June 18, 2019.

Badlands Recreation Development Request for Extension Denied

Badlands Recreation Development Corp. requested a Subdivision Applications Extension for one more year. They enclosed their payment for the extension fee of $250. As noted by Barb Hazelton, Manager of Planning & Development, “The applicants are currently waiting to obtain their environmental approvals, which has taken longer than projected. They are requesting an extension to meet the conditions of their subdivision approval. These subdivisions received conditional approval on May 29, 2017.” Council moved to deny an extension on the four parcels KNE160126, KNE160127, KNE160128, KNE160129. The motion was carried on a 4-2 split vote.

Request Redesignation from AG to ID

The Hutterian Brethren Church of Huxley applied to redesignate a 3.9 acre portion of NW 29-34-22W4 from Agriculture District to Bylaw 1798 Industrial District. The purpose is to construct and lease a Standard Cultivation Cannabis Facility for medical use. Council moved first reading of the proposed bylaw 1798 to amend bylaw 1773 for the redesignation and schedule the public hearing for 10:00 a.m. July 16, 2019. A letter was included from the offices of Delta 9 Cannabis out of Winnipeg who is “currently building a relationship with the Stahl family as a potential extended cultivator.” Delta 9 BioTech is a long-standing licensed producer who will implement their Grow Pod technology (Health Canada approved modular grow rooms) and train the Stahl family on their use as well as train their head of security on protocols and risk management/mitigation.

Public Hearing for Bylaw 1794

A public hearing was held for bylaw 1794 for the redesignation of a 3.01-acre portion of NW 30-33-26 W4 (west of Wimborne) from Agriculture District to Direct Control District 6. Brian and Kathy Corrigal of BK Outdoor Budz Inc., have applied for the redesignation to develop a Cannabis Micro Cultivation, Processing and Federal Medical Sales. The hearing was close to 30 minutes in length with a few speaking for and against. This public hearing was originally scheduled for April 23 but was postponed due to amendments to the site plan. Mr. Corrigal explained that timing is critical as seeds are planted in April with growth over the summer and cultivation in fall. Later in the meeting, Council moved second reading (unanimous) and third reading (carried, with two opposed).

KRFCSS Report

Shelley Jackson presented to Council her 2018 annual report of Kneehill Regional Family & Community Support Services.

Council approved the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan, as presented County to Host an Open House.

Council approved attendance of Deputy Reeve McGhee on behalf of the Kneehill Regional Doctor Recruitment and Retention Committee to attend the Dave Thompson Health Advisory Council Municipal Forum. This is to be held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Hanna on June 20.

Council authorized Clr. Hugo to attend the June 13 Doctor Recruitment and Retention Committee’s annual appreciation barbecue, to be held at Anderson Park in Three Hills.

County to Host a Discovery Fair

Kneehill County Discovery Fair, complete with dedicated booths manned by County staff for each department/topic along with a catered meal in the evening. It is touted to be a family affair with activity and games for the children. With a visit to each booth a fully-stamped pass will be entered into a door prize at the evening’s end. Council voted to have two events, with one in Trochu and one in Acme. Dates have yet to be determined.