Kneehill council extends subdivision for one more year

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Written by Stu Salkeld

Kneehill County council approved a one year extension for a subdivision project after the applicant noted a proposed land donation and other factors were slowing things down. 

The decision was made at the Oct. 12 regular meeting of council.

Councillors read a report prepared by Brandy Hay-Morgan, planning and development officer and presented to councillors by Barb Hazelton, director of planning and development that included a request to extend subdivision deadlines for subdivision KNE200148 which was described as being part of NW 8-33-23 W4M.

“Landowners are given a year from the date of approval in which to meet the conditions of approval,” stated Hay-Morgan’s report. “If the conditions are met, the subdivision approving authority is required to endorse the subdivision to allow registration at land titles.

“There are multiple factors involved with this specific subdivision. 

Additional environmental studies have been done to ensure the land can be used for the proposed use. The applicant is also considering changing the septic system currently in place.

“Due to the length of time required and the current season, an extension for this subdivision file is required for the applicant to finalize the conditions set out in the approval on Oct. 22, 2020.

“A typical extension is granted for one year, in this case the extension would be granted for another year until Oct. 24, 2022 (Oct. 22, 2022 falls on a Saturday).”

The applicant’s letter was included for councillors to examine. It stated the application was being made by 599052 Alberta Ltd./Kay Frere and the reason for extension was described as, “ Delay with Trochu Golf Course, land to be donated to golf course, some outstanding studies not complete.”

Hazelton noted in her presentation to council that the Municipal Government Act (MGA) gives council the authority to extend the subdivision as they wish but requires a $250 fee from the applicant.

Councillors unanimously approved extending the subdivision in question to Oct. 24, 2022.

 

Stu Salkeld, Local Journalism Initiative reporter

ECA Review

About the author

Stu Salkeld

Stu Salkeld, who has upwards of 28 years of experience in the Alberta community newspaper industry, is now covering councils and other news in the Stettler region and has experience working in the area as well.

He has joined the ECA Review as a Local Journalism Initiative Journalist.

Stu earned his two-year diploma in print journalism from SAIT in Calgary from 1993 to ’95 and was raised in Oyen, Alta., one of the communities within the ECA Review’s coverage area.