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County passed first reading for Direct Control Bylaw

Posted on September 25, 2018 by 40 Mile Commentator

Justin Sewad

The County of Forty Mile council passed the first reading of the Direct Control Bylaw for David Klassen and Sunrise Panel Manufacturing to re-classify a portion of his land near Burdett at their Sept. 12 meeting.
Klassen, who attended the council to answer any of the councillors questions, wants to reclassify a portion of land from Urban Fringe District to Direct Control to create home businesses on the property.
In the county, the Direct Control District Bylaw is a means for the county to prohibit, regulate and control the use and development or subidvision of land or buildings on Klassen’s land.
The county can enforce prohibited uses of a cannabis production facility , a dwelling where the attached accessory space exceeds the dwelling space (no shop residences) and kennels.
Permitted uses include a dwelling, single detached-it may have an attached garage with a size equivelent to the main floor space for the dwelling, dugouts, home occupation one and two, accessory buildings approved up to 1200 feet squared with a maximum two per lot as permitted. Intermodel shipping containers, while a modular and mobile homes that is five years old or less and a small scale wind or solar energy conversion system.
The current land is in an Urban Fringe District which is a zone of transition from developed urban area to the surrounding uses with potential impacts.
Klassen’s request will be heard at the Oct. 10 pubic hearing before second and third reading are read.

Hamlet water metering

Council voted to go with Viper Gasfitting and Piping to install water meter in five hamlets including
Skiff, Nemiscam, Etzikom, Orion and Manyberries.
The total for the installation is $45,536.00 plus tax.

Utilities report- Stewart Payne
The 1B regional pipeline from Etzikom to Orion has been completed to the Species at Risk Zone (SARZ) near the Mayfield Colony, not including the public land section. Contractors are completing the tie-in at the Etzikom pumphouse and waited for the Sept. 15 SARZ window. The remainder of the pipeline has to be completed on Nov. 30. Construction of the Manyberries tie-in was started on Sept. 15.
The Burdett Treated Water Storage and Pumphouse upgrades project continues with the steel concrete for the new treated water storage cell.

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