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continued from front Peers Area Structural Plan reviewed
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continued from front Deficiencies in cell, internet, and seniors housing identified
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continued from front opportunities and constraints we foot tower within the hamlet which available." effective for staffing and
continued from front found there were some low service would give the ability for high "I agree with you and I think it's management."
continued from front cost lots available which could speed internet, but it does not solve worth a try. It's definitely needed. Several Council members
continued from front easily be subdivided to create the cell phone issue," said Ramme. Evergreens is very good at including Mayor Soroka expressed
continued from front residential lots. We also have "It may take some funding from us managing seniors facilities, but concerns that a private facility
continued from front opportunities to create high density to move this forward." they are not developers," said could become neglected over time.
continued from front housing," said Shepherd. Councillor Fred Priestley-Wright Priestley-Wright. Jack Ramme said, "I am hearing
continued from front Shepherd asked if council would said, " It does make people think Mayor Soroka said, "Whatever concerns from council that
continued from front consider incentives to encourage twice about living in Peers." Mayor we are doing in Peers there are public/private partnering may
continued from front construction. Mayor Soroka Soroka added, "If my phone rings other hamlets we have to look at become more profit driven than
responded, "In the past we have in Peers and I can talk, I'm amazed. and it has to be functional. If the senior driven."
never given incentives and we have It is so hit and miss." County takes the lead on this then Council agreed to remove the
lost development. But how far do Brent Shepherd then addressed we have to look at more than a 10 wording mentioning public/private
you go when you start giving the issue of seniors independent unit facility, when a network of partnering in that section of the
incentives?" living housing in Peers. "This was facilities would be more cost area structural plan.
Councillor Dawn Mitchell said, brought up by local residents at the
"We encourage growth and last Open House." Councillor
development by keeping taxes low David Russell added, "This is a hot
and I think we do that, and it's fair button topic in Peers."
across the board." Mayor Soroka said, "Speaking Sid's Safety
"Would something be considered with Edson Mayor Pasychny, the
for deferring costs to the developer Chair of the Evergreens
in the areas that have water and Foundation, in their long range & Janitor al
sewer to their properties?" said plan they are looking more at
Shepherd. Yellowhead County. They are
Councillor Shawn Berry said, "If looking at more of a hybrid model
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But if it's the developer or the living. Maybe there is potential to
property owner, I think it has to be partner with Evergreens on this
paid and not come out of the type of housing."
county pocket." Priestley-Wright, who is on the
CAO Ramme said, "Would it be board of Evergreens, said, "This
fair to say that that if there is water type of facility seems to be
and sewer going by it we may working well and there are lots of
consider an incentive?" Council good examples out there."
concurred that given this situation, Ramme said, "If you are looking
it would be considered. at a combined facility it's not going
The needs for low cost rental in to happen in Peers, no one is going
the Peers area was also an issue to fund that. The county may have Sid’s Safety:
Diagnostic Company senior's independent living suites for rent as opposed to selling July 17 & 24 - Fire Extinguisher
brought up in the study as well as
to focus on bringing in 10 granny
accommodations. Poor internet and them. That way you control them
cell service in the hamlet.
decides to move to the next phase
"We are still missing coverage in as the landowner and when a senior July 31 & August 7 - Fall Protection
August 14 & 21 - FA Kit
Peers. We believe we can put a 100
of assisted living, that unit becomes
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