By Jerry Arshinoff
Councillor, Rocky View County Div. 2
Paving Work Old Banff Coach Road/Hwy 563
Location: Hwy 563 from Hwy 1 to Springbank Road
Estimated Timeframe: August 2016
Description: Work includes milling, paving and line painting. Speed may be reduced and flagpersons will be present within the active work zone. Motorists should expect delays and a reduced number of traffic lanes. Please respect all posted signage and watch for workers. This work is being done by AECON Transportation for Alberta Transportation.
Traffic Disruption – Highway 1
Micro-surfacing, spray patching and line painting activities along 17 kms of Hwy 1 on westbound lanes from Calgary City Limits to 5 km west of Hwy 22 (August 15 to September 30, 2016)
Location: 17 km section of Hwy 1 (westbound lanes) from Calgary City Limits to 5 km west of Hwy 22
Estimated Timeframe: August 15 to September 30
Description: Work includes micro-surfacing, spray patching and line painting activities. Speed and lane reductions will be in effect with flaggers and pilot vehicles in use. Motorists can expect delays less than 30 minutes. Speeds will be reduced to 50 km/h during active work hours. Work will be during daylight hours only. This work is being done by contractor West-Can Seal Coating for Alberta Transportation. Inquiries can be directed to project manager Kyle Tait of ISL Engineering @ 403-327-3755 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rocky View Complaint Line
I’m told by enforcement services that quicker responses will result if residents fill out an on-line complaint form about occurrences such as speeding vehicles, construction violations, dangerous dogs or other.
Please notify me about any such issues as it is the only way can keep track of progress (or lack thereof).
I haven’t given up on my goal to have a voters’ list in Rocky View, in time for the October 2017 municipal election.
Last Tuesday I went to Edmonton to speak with Elections Alberta and Municipal Affairs officials. The results of those meetings are to be seen.
I cannot over emphasize the importance of a Voters’ List as under the current system there there is little, if anything, preventing someone from voting more than once. Council again turned down my request to establish such a list, giving the specific reason that an enumeration of residents would cost $200,000. Whether we need an enumeration and/or its cost has not yet been established.
Be that as it may, the Councillors who are so worried about spending $200,000 to ensure fair elections are the same ones who voted to spend $42,000,000 on a new municipal hall.
Medical marijuana facility
A change of use development permit is being applied for on Mountain View Trail (by the Springbank Airport). A Development Permit means it does not come to Council. It is decided upon solely by Administration.
“Purpose : Change of Use from automotive, equipment and vehicle services to licensed medical marijuana production facility.”
Any comments must be addressed to email@example.com PRIOR to Sept 5, 2016.
RV regulations are such that this is one of the few (maybe only) places in RV where a medical marijuana facility may be permitted. All the rest are considered to be too close (400 metres) to homes, schools, etc. I don’t know if this proposed facility is more than 400 metres from the closest residential land or from the border of Edge School property. If so it would be marginally more.
RV bylaw dictates that such facilities must only be in commercial areas, or which RV has 24. Most (maybe all other than SB) are too close to schools or homes.
I proposed that such facilities must be 1200 metres from schools or homes but my proposal was supported only by Coun. Margaret Bachehli.
Comment: It is interesting to note that RV by-law dictates that such facilities may not be on farms. Why? Good Question. A good guess is that various councillors did not want it in their divisions. See CBC news “…nightmare for neighbours”
I suggest that whether someone approves of medical marijuana is not the point. The potential issues pertain to policing and traffic.
If you do submit comments to RV, I would appreciate a CC.