Updates Proposed to the South Business Park Area Structure Plan and Land Use Bylaw

First reading has been given to update the South Business Park Area Structure Plan (ASP) and amend the Land Use Bylaw District Map.

Updating the ASP will facilitate the future development of Lot 8PUL east of the WestView Health Centre and south of 44 Avenue. The proposed Land Use Bylaw amendment would complement the updated ASP by redistricting the northern portion of Lot 8PUL to a High Density Residential and Park District with an added roadway. A Council motion expanded the redistricting to include the southern portion of Lot 8PUL, which is proposed to become a Park District as well.

The development of Lot 8PUL is part of the South Park Drive Completion and Adjacent Town Land Redevelopment project. An open house was hosted on April 6, 2022 and an online survey made available to garner feedback from residents. A total of 256 responses were received and presented to Council during last night’s meeting.

Public hearings for the South Business Park Area Structure Plan update and Land Use Bylaw amendment will be held at the June 27 meeting.

Learn more about both items in the agenda package on pages 34 – 178 and 179 – 200.

Property Taxation Bylaw Given Second and Third Reading

Council has given second and third reading to the Property Taxation Bylaw (Bylaw 2658/TAX/22) to authorize the rates of taxation to be levied against property for 2022.

The bylaw was given first reading at the April 25 Council Meeting where Administration recommended the tax rate split be adjusted from 1:22 to 1:26 to move Stony Plain toward the average of urban municipalities of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB).

Tax levy notices will be mailed out to all property owners this month and the bylaw will be posted on the Stony Plain website.

Learn more about Property Taxation Bylaw in the agenda package on pages 201 – 211.

Annual Land Management Report Provides Overview of Town-Owned Land

As per the Town’s Land Management Policy, a summary of Town-owned land is presented to Council each year. The report works to maintain an understanding of what property is owned by the Town as well as inform future land changes and recommendations.

An overview of Town-owned land can be viewed on the Stony Plain website.

Learn more in the agenda package on pages 213 – 217.

RCMP Detachment Project Wraps Up with Final Report

Council has been presented with the final RCMP Detachment report. In early 2000s, the Town of Stony Plain and City of Spruce Grove began conversations around the development of a shared RCMP detachment. Formal consultation took place in 2013 and 2014 and the Parkland RCMP detachment opened its doors in 2019.

Since project completion, the shared detachment has enhanced the delivery of the Town’s and City’s policing resources.

Find more information in the agenda package on pages 218 – 224.

Stony Plain Adopts Updated Advocacy Plan

A new framework for government engagement and advocacy has been presented to Council. Stony Plain’s Advocacy Plan serves as a strategy to achieving the Town’s strategic goals and vision for the future. Following the approval of the 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, a workshop was facilitated with Council and Administration to develop the framework for an updated advocacy plan.

The updated plan will take a phased and balanced approach to support Stony Plain to and through the provincial election in 2023. Progress updates will be provided to Council in the fourth quarter of 2022 and in the second quarter of 2023.

Please note: This is not the official Town of Stony Plain council meeting minutes. Please refer to Agendas and Minutes for all supporting documents, and official meeting minutes that have been approved by Town Council.