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Monday, August 12, 2013

Advance Notes for the Council Meeting of August 12 6:00pm


  1. Quarterly RCMP Report to the Mayor. The report can be read at:  This report will be presented by Sgt. Lorne Craig.
  2. Priorities for the Cranbrook Archives Museum and Landmark Foundation, Damon Colgen

9.1       ICBC Road Improvement Program ............through to
9.11            Letter from CAMAL

9.12      Proclamation Breast Feeding
9.12            Proclamation Prostate Awareness

Committee Recommendations

Cranbrook in Motion
That Council approve the following recommendations from the Cranbrook in Motion Committee:
1. That Public Works install a 4-Way Stop traffic control at the intersection of 1st Street South and 9th Avenue South.
2. That Public Works check the timing of the pedestrian crossing signals at the intersection of Victoria Avenue and 2nd Street North and adjust as necessary to ensure adequate time for pedestrians to safely cross.
3. That the City approves the installation of RID911 (Reduce Impaired Drivers) signs within the City; and further, that staff and the RCMP work with MADD Cranbrook Kimberley regarding suitable key locations.
4. That the RCMP be requested to review the issue of vehicle speeds on 2
nd Street South and Baker Mountain Road and report back to the Committee.

Highway 3 Committee
That Council approve the recommendation from the Highway 3/95 Revitalization Committee:
"That Council gives the go ahead to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) regarding the development of the proposed East Entrance pullout with the proviso that the City contributes funds towards information, signage, and landscaping of the proposed location."
Do not approve the Committee recommendation, and request a deferral to 2014 from MOTI and include in the City's 2014 Budget discussions.

New Business

12.1 Brick Building
Whereas Council has unanimously passed a motion to demolish the Brick
Building, formerly known as the Works and Electrical Building, behind City Hall.
And Whereas this demolition could be carried out any time.
And Whereas a civic-minded community group has voluntarily come forward
with a plan to secure the building for possible future uses.
And Whereas this group intends to fund-raise and solicit grants from government
and the private sector to carry out its plan, but can't reasonably do this unless the
City guarantees the demolition order will not be acted on for a reasonable length of
And whereas this group has building and construction expertise as well as
promises of donations in-kind and voluntary labour to secure the building.
And whereas an archivist has unearthed many historical facts about the building's
80-year history and its unique architectural features.
And whereas there has been much public comment in favour of saving the
building in the media and through emails to City Hall.
And whereas the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History and the East
Kootenay Historical Society have both called for the building to be saved.
And whereas a number of possible uses have been suggested for the building if
it's preserved.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City's demolition order be suspended
for one year after passage of this motion to give the community group an
opportunity to secure the Brick Building and redevelop it into a structure that
would serve the City and preserve Cranbrook's brick heritage.
Moved by Councillor Gerry Warner

12.2    Development Variance
To consider approval of an application for a Development Variance Permit for the relaxation of Section 7.09 (3) (c) Regulations of the "Rural Residential (Country) RR-8 Zone" (Cranbrook Rural Zoning Bylaw) to decrease the minimum required front, rear and interior parcel line setbacks for the development of a property located at 3113 - 2nd Street S.

12.3 Referral from RDEK
 To consider a referral from the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) for a proposed amendment to the Rockyview Official Community Plan (OCP) and Cranbrook Rural Zoning Bylaws to accommodate an 11 lot residential subdivision with a proposed vacant remainder lot for park use in the Jim Smith Lake Area.
That Council not recommend approval of proposed Bylaw No. 2486 and Bylaw No. 2487

13.1 Sign Bylaw

Zoning Amendment for
In an attached cover letter, the applicant indicates that the proposed amendment is in support of a new, mobile recreational vehicle (RV) repair service, which satisfies a growing need for mobile RV repairs. While primarily a mobile business, the existing building and repair bay on the property would also serve as a location for RV repairs and the storage of parts. The applicant indicates the location is convenient to the growing RV travel along the highway.

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