Council Newswire: June 12

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Town Council June 12, 2017 regular meeting

Significant updates from the June 12 regular meeting of Peace River Town Council are below. You can view the agenda and all Council items here.

Emergency Shelter Added to Land Use Bylaw

After advertising the proposed changes a public hearing was held for Bylaw 1999, which amends the Town’s Land Use Bylaw to allow for an emergency shelter to be included as a defined use within the community development district.

The Peace Regional Women’s Shelter was granted approval under ‘public use,’ in 1990 for their current location. However, the definition of public use has since changed and is no longer applicable for women’s/emergency shelters. It has now been updated and is defined as an emergency shelter in the Town’s land use bylaw.

Additional information on land use is linked below.

Approved Plans & Bylaws

Saddleback Park Design Concept Presented

Council viewed a project plan for the Saddleback Park the Saddleback neighbourhood.Ā The design is the result of a public consultation process and survey that took place at the end of 2016 and the beginningĀ of 2017. During upcoming budget deliberations Council will decide which components to fund for the coming year.

Donation in Lieu of Musem Admission

Following the success of last summer’s donations for admission the Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre is going to be more accessible this year forĀ Canada’s 150. Once again, for the month of July, visitors don’t need to pay the admission fee, a donation or pay-what-can system will be put in place. This is being done to help lower barriers to access to help connect community members with their heritage for Canada 150.

Museum 50th Anniversary

The Peace River Museum, Archives, and Mackenzie Centre was officially opened in 1967 as part of the Town’sĀ centennialĀ celebrations. This year will mark the Museum’s 50th season in operation and they’re inviting the community to joinĀ them for a gala evening to celebrate. Download the invitation, call and reserve your tickets ASAP.

Download gala invitation (PDF)


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