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County road policy still on table

by Adrienne Tait upgrade roads to county standards where required.
Director of infrastructure services Don O'Quinn said
The county road construction policy was back up for road construction costs vary widely dependant on the
discussion at the committee of the whole meeting on work required and can range from $150,000 to
October 21. Among the policy changes discussed $300,000 per kilometer.
was the addition of a clause stating, “That a Dust control was also discussed in the road policy. In
development permit may be issued for a residential the past various county residents have expressed
dwelling providing there is an existing county concerns regarding the 75% road ban that comes with
maintained road, regardless if the surface does not chip sealed roads. Councillors debated the advantages
meet the six meter standard.” and disadvantages of various dust control methods
The discussion that followed revolved around how including potential value in keeping subdivision roads
to develop a policy that was fair, did not impede as gravel until such time as construction of all lots was
development, and still managed to maintain an completed.
acceptable road standard. While council and administration acknowledged that
Under the old policy property owners were developing property when a 75% road ban is in place
responsible to construct their road to county standards can be problematic they felt that it can be done albeit at CUSTOM HOME DECOR
upon requesting a development permit. increased cost whether due to more frequent loads that
The new policy, if ratified at the regular council are only half full or construction being completed in AND FASHION
meeting, will provide county council and/or the winter when there are no road bans in effect. Marina Baudin
administration the option to allow property owners to The general consensus appeared to be that a chip Ph: 780-725-2004
develop a residence on their property without sealed road with a 75% road ban would remain
requiring they absorb the cost to build or upgrade the preferable to a gravel road.
road to county standards. The subdivision of The road policy will come before county council for
property, subdivision developments, and commercial ratification at the next regular council meeting. Available for adoption
or industrial developments will still be obligated to
possibly even

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