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Committee recommends removal

of storm water from offsite levy fees

by Dana McArthur deferral process at this time. Although that can be The committee agreed to recommend to council
considered if council should indicate that direction,” that policy D-P-9 be adopted.
Changes to the Offsite Levy rates bylaw were said Derricott.
discussed at the Town of Edson's Committee of the “With council's direction we have really changed
Whole meeting on February 9. our philosophy on how we apply the levy. In the past
The most significant change was the proposal to at the earliest we would collect levies, that is no Blind View
remove storm water management from the offsite longer the approach. It is now test of burden and
levy fee structure. other elements that better reflect the spirit of the Window Fashions
It was determined that by removing storm water it process,” said Derricott.
would significantly reduce the financial burden on The motion was carried to recommend the changes
developers. “You can borrow to construct a storm to bylaw 2177 to council. Custom Window Treatments
water system but you cannot borrow for an offsite Certificates of Compliance since 1988
levy,” said town CAO Mike Derricott. The Committee of the Whole also discussed
“Removal of storm water from the offsite levy establishing a consistent approach to processing of Julie Van Ember
model does not mean developers are not still applications for Certificates of Compliance. 780.723.5734
responsible for storm water management. It has just The certificates are issued by the town certifying
been determined it will offer some advantages to that the location of buildings on a property conforms
deal with this at the development level,” said to the requirements of the town's Land Use Bylaw,
Derricott. and are often required in real estate purchases.
Administration said the change will offer more Ann Dechambeau, director of planning, said, “We
flexibility in what mechanisms can be used to want to make sure when you come to planning there
manage storm water and offer more flexibility are no surprises and everyone is treated the same, P INSTALLATIONS P
meeting the needs of developers. and our expectations are clear.” * Furnace Replacement
Mayor Greg Pasychny asked if this will offer a “Sometimes people come in with really old * Furnaces/Air Conditioners
significant drop in offsite levies. Derricott replied surveys and we want to make sure that we are asking * Residential Heating Packages
that it would depend on the location of the land. the same thing from everyone and we can give them * Electronic Air Cleaners
Some areas do not have storm water factors involved a very good product,” said Dechambeau. * Humidifiers/Air Exchangers
and would see minimal change but in other areas “as Councillor Gean Chouinard asked if there were * Sheet Metal Work
much as 50% of their offsite levy rate was storm.” any restrictions for the age of the survey that would
Mayor Pasychny asked if administration had be deemed acceptable. “For the property survey we
looked at changes that would allow residents to carry are asking for no older than 10 years,” said Email:
over the cost of the offsite levies over a couple of Dechambeau. If it's over six months then a statutory
years. declaration that no changes to the property were 4640 3 Avenue Phone: (780) 723-3553
Edson, AB T7E 1C2
“We are not recommending a change in the made would be acceptable. Authorized Dealer Fax: (780) 723-3552
County discusses fire service costs RENTALS AND SERVICES

by Adrienne Tait “To be clear, the intent of the 'Fire Service Costs' is
not to charge residents for all actions,” said CAO OR LEASE
Yellowhead County Council is considering updates Jack Ramme when presenting the background of the (108 50 Street)
to its Fire Services Bylaw. The bylaw was last changes to the council, “The intent is that the land
* Furnace Replacement
* Furnaces/Air Conditioners
revised and in 2008 and was presented to council at base taxation system provides for most of the capital
* Residential Heating Packages
their February 10 meeting with updated definitions, and operational costs of the Fire Department,
* Electronic Air Cleaners
* Humidifiers/Air Exchangers
established the “County Fire Department” as an therefore requests for service for structure fires, Approximately 1,000 sq. ft.
* Sheet Metal Work
entity rather stations, and a fee schedule for motor grass fires, etcetera will have no charge unless there $1,200/month
vehicle accidents. are obvious signs of negligence.”
The fee schedule for motor vehicle accidents The proposed bylaw changes passed first and
reflects the one utilized by Alberta Transportation second reading and will come back before council at or call DAVID at 780-517-2727
and is being proposed as the rate structure. a later date for third and final reading.
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