The Village of Radium Hot Springs regular council meeting of February 23 started off with Councillor Clara Reinhardt addressing the success of Winterfest, which was held on February 19.
“It was a really great day overall,” said Reinhardt, who also thanked the volunteers and participators of the event, which drew crowds for its curling bonspiel, children’s crafts, wilderness competition, and potato-topping contest.
OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 374 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 375 were motioned for a third reading and adoption.
However, OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 376 and Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 377 were defeated.
“The challenge is the extra lot,” said Reinhardt of the defeated bylaw amendments, which pertain to a lot in Sun Valley Place in Radium. “I don’t think the intent was to box in, the idea was quality property.”
Council moved for the developer to come forth with a new design and lot layout in respect to the other lot owners in the Sun Valley Place sub-division.
The 2010 Fire Department activity report was presented to council with “more calls for service and attendance than ever before”. However, several of the calls were false alarms.
After several negotiations with Parks Canada, Radium council has begun to move into the final reviews to endorse a wastewater agreement with Parks Canada.
A legal review was presented during the last discussion about the endorsement. A final arrangement has been made that satisfies both parties’ concerns, as well as federal lawyers’ concerns.
Parks Canada will be making capital contributions to wastewater upgrades and to the development cost charges fund for future upgrades. Council motioned to go forward with this agreement.
Council is considering holding a separate cleanup from Valley Pride which takes place on April 23.
Though council has yet to determine a different spring date that should produce a good turn-out, it was unanimously agreed that a different time would be selected so as not to have the cleanup in Radium compete with the Easter long weekend.