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2019-02-07 Municipal Planning Commission (Regular) MinutesCOUNTY OF NEWELL MUNICIPAL PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING February 7, 2019 The regular Municipal Planning Commission Meeting of the County of Newell was held in the County Office at Brooks, AB on Thursday, February 7, 2019 commencing at 10:00 a.m. MEMBERS PRESENT: ABSENT: M. Douglass, Reeve C. Amulung, Councillor, M.P.C. Chair A.M. Philipsen, Councillor, Vice M.P.C. Chair H. Kallen, Councillor W. Hammergren, Councillor T. Fyfe, Councillor K. Christman, Councillor E. Unruh, Councillor B. de Jong, Councillor L. Juss, Councillor STAFF: K. Stephenson, CAO L. Johnson, Director of Corporate Services D. Horvath, County Planner, ORRSC A. Wickert, Manager of Planning and Development P. Elliott, Administrative Assistant, Planning and Development OTHERS IN S. Stanway, Brooks Bulletin ATTENDANCE: J. Kingma, Applicant DP2019002 S. Schweitzer, 3C Information Solutions, Tervita A. & D. Mclvor, Applicant 2018-0-200 C. Ayala, Applicant 2018-0-200 1. CALL TO ORDER The Chairman called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. 2. EXCUSED FROM MEETING All members were present. 3. MINUTES 3.1 December 20, 2018 Meeting Minutes MOVED BY COUNCILLOR TRACY FYFE that the minutes of the December 20, 2018 Municipal Planning Commission meeting be adopted as presented. .' MOTION CARRIED V�� 4. CALL FOR POST AGENDA ITEMS The Chairman called for post agenda items. 0 5. ADOPTION OF AGENDA P-02/19 MOVED BY REEVE MOLLY DOUGLASS that the agenda be adopted as presented. MOTION CARRIED 6. DEVELOPMENT REPORT This item was accepted as information. 7. SUBDIVISIONS 7.1 2018-0-193 NW1/418-22-16-W4M, To create one new parcel approximately 11.55 acres (4.675 ha) in size, containing an existing residence and improvements, from a previously unsubdivided quarter section for residential use. The County Planner provided background information on the proposed subdivision application. ARRIVED AT MEETING C. Ayala arrived at 10:05 a.m. Councillor A.M. Philipsen expressed concern with the size of the parcel and suggested that it be limited to 7 acres and that the applicant install an appropriate septic system. The County Planner recommended approval of the proposed parcel size because the remnant land is pasture and not suitable for irrigation so the size of the subdivision will not affect good agricultural land. P-03/19 MOVED BY REEVE MOLLY DOUGLASS THAT the Residential subdivision of NW1/4 18-22-16-W4M (certificate of Title No. 111 157 298), to create one new parcel approximately 11.55 acres (4.675 ha) in size, containing an existing residence and improvements, from a previously unsubdivided quarter section for residential use BE APPROVED subject to the following: CONDITIONS: 1. That, pursuant to Section 654(1)(d) of the Municipal Government Act, all outstanding property taxes shall be paid to the County of Newell. MOTION CARRIED 7.2 2018-0-200 - Lot 1, Block 16, Plan 9412002, NE1/4 24-17-13-W4M, To subdivide an existing 3.12 acre (1.26 ha) residential parcel to create one new vacant parcel approximately 2.03 acres (0.82 ha) in size. The County Planner provided background information on the proposed C subdivision application. The County Planner indicated that the applicant is favourable to altering the lot boundary and would prefer that it be adjusted to the north. The landowner confirmed that there were no issues with adjusting the line to the north as described by the County Planner. In addition, the County Planner outlined the Municipal Reserve requirements, indicating that about 3 acres of reserve are owed for this parcel. P-04119 MOVED BY COUNCILLOR HUBY KALLEN THAT the Residential subdivision of (Certificate of Title No. 121 238 870), to subdivide an existing 3.12 acre (1.26 ha) residential parcel to create one new vacant parcel approximately 2.03 acres (0.82 ha) in size BE APPROVED subject to the following: RESERVE: The 10% reserve requirement, pursuant to Sections 666 and 667 of the Municipal Government Act, be provided as money in place of land on the 3.12 acres at the market value of $5000.00 per acre with the actual acreage and amount to be paid to the County of Newell be determined at the final stage, for Municipal Reserve Purposes. CONDITIONS: 1. That, pursuant to Section 654(1)(d) of the Municipal Government Act, all outstanding. property taxes shall be paid to the County of Newell. 2. That, pursuant to Section 655(1)(d) of the Municipal Government Act, the applicant or owner or both enter into a Development Agreement with the County of Newell which shall be registered concurrently with the final plan against the title(s) being created. 3. That the north property boundary of proposed lot 3 be realigned to adjust the property Cll line 9.43 m (31 ft) to the north to increase the overall parcel size of Lot 3 and J straighten the final property line. MOTION CARRIED 7.3 2018-0-201 - SE1/419-17-12-W4M, To create one new vacant parcel approximately 3.65 acres (1.48 ha) in size. ' The County Planner provided background information on the proposed subdivision application. There were no questions. P-05/19 MOVED BYCOUNCILLOR ANNE MARIE PHILIPSEN THAT the Agricultural subdivision of SE1/4 19-17-12-W4M (Certificate of Title No. 111 219 102 +1), to create one new vacant parcel approximately 3.65 acres (1.48 ha) in size BE APPROVED subject to the following: RESERVE: The 10% reserve requirement, pursuant to Sections 666 and 667 of the Municipal Government Act, be provided as money in place of land on the 3.65 acres at the market value of $4000.00 per acre with the actual acreage and amount to be paid to the County of Newell be determined at the final stage, for Municipal Reserve Purposes. CONDITIONS: 1. That, pursuant to Section 654(1)(d) of the Municipal Government Act, all outstanding property taxes shall be paid to the County of Newell. MOTION CARRIED 8. DEVELOPMENT PERMITS 8.1 DP 2019002 - Lot 2, Block 2, Plan 0011232, NW 12-20-15 W4M, Music Instruction Business The Manager of Planning & Development provided background information on the proposed permit application. There were no questions. LEFT THE MEETING: D & A. Mclvor and C. Alaya left at 10:21 a.m. P-06/19 MOVED BY COUNCILLOR BRIAN DE JONG That the Municipal Planning Commission APPROVE the Home Occupation Permit 2019002 to establish a music instruction business, on lands legally described as Lot 2, Block 2, Plan 0011232, NW 12-20-15 W4M. This development approval is subject to the conditions outlined below. DP 2019002 is Approved for the following reasons: 1. The proposed development complies with the Municipal Development Plan. 2. The Development Authority is satisfied that the proposed development is suitable for the purpose for which it is intended under the Acreage Residential District (Schedule 2), Standards of Development (Schedule 3) and Home Occupations (Schedule 4 Section 9), as specified in the County of Newell Land Use Bylaw 1892-17. 3. No objections have been received from adjacent landowners or referral agencies with respect to the proposed development. Conditions of Development Approval a) This approval is effective as of February 28, 2019 (21-day appeal period). b) The development must be located as shown on the site plan approved with the application and submitted January 11, 2019. c) Any additional development shall require prior approval of a separate permit application. d) That there are no more than 1 resident employee involved in the operation of this business. e) That any intensification of use must be reported to the Development Officer; intensification of use may require re-evaluation of the permit and other further action. The proposed development must comply with: a) The provisions pertaining to the Acreage Residential District and all relevant schedules, as outlined in the County of Newell Land Use Bylaw 1892-17. b) All Federal, Provincial and Municipal statutes, regulations, codes and standards. c) All Alberta Building Codes and Safety Codes, where applicable. MOTION CARRIED 8.2 Tervita Tower - SE 25-18-14 W4M, Request to Waive Public Information Hearing The Manager of Planning & Development provided background information on the proposed permit application. Councillor C. Amulung requested that the letter being sent out to the landowners within the 1-mile radius include a statement that landowners are welcome to attend the MPC meeting at which the notifications will be reviewed. Councillor B. de Jong commented that the tower is in a flight path. S. Schweitzer indicated that an application has been sent to Transport Canada and Tervita will abide by any requirements of Transport Canada. The Manager of Planning and Development indicated that after the notifications are sent, the information will be brought to a future meeting, with the request for a Letter of Concurrence from the County for Tervita. P-07/19 MOVED BY COUNCILLOR TRACY FYFE that the Municipal Planning Commission waive the requirement that Tervita hold a public information hearing for the tower installation. l MOTION CARRIED 9. POST AGENDA ITEMS There were no post agenda items. 10. IN CAMERA There were no in camera items. 11. INFORMATION ITEM 11.1 Bylaw 2019-04 Energy District The County Planner commented that Wheatland County is establishing land use requirements for alternative energy installations. She indicated that they have included substantial residential setbacks to these installations, which may be worth exploring further. LEFT THE MEETING J. Kingma, S. Schweitzer and A. Wickert left at 10:33 a.m. Councillor W. Hammergren commented that the proposed regulations seemed very restrictive and not welcoming to future projects. The County Planner stated (\ that there are two ways to look at development requirements: one is that a municipality appears more welcoming when the rules and regulations are established as they are required; the other is that providing specific rules and regulations in the land use bylaw allows the applicant to know exactly what is expected at the time of application. RETURNED TO MEETING A.Wickert returned at 10:38 a.m. MPC asked the County Planner if the County should develop regulations for alternative energy installations in Newell. Her recommendation was not at this time. 11.2 Bylaw 2019-05 LUB Solar Panel and Wind Textual Amendments 12. QUESTION PERIOD 13. ADJOURN Being that the agenda matters have been concluded the meeting adjourned at 10:41 a.m. Signed by the Chairman and Director of Corporate Services this 2 Day of 6 1q P0-1-+- 12019. hai rnan ' Director of Corpo ervices