Council Briefs: March 5

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
March 5, 2018 - 10:42pm

The City of Red Deer is moving ahead with amending its sign bylaw.

City council passed first reading Monday to new policy which would prohibit portable signs from being within 100 metres of each other, and prohibit dynamic signs from being within 100 metres of a residential area.

A public hearing will be held April 3 at 6 p.m.

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City council also heard Monday that administration will be crafting a submission for the Smart Cities Challenge.

An initiative of Infrastructure Canada, the winning community will receive $50 million. Two other prizes worth $10 million will be awarded to communities with populations under 500,000.

The challenge is for communities which can show they achieve meaningful outcomes for residents by leveraging the fundamental benefits of data and connected technology, according to a report in the council agenda.

The deadline to submit is April 24.

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A property in the Queens industrial area has been rezoned for the purpose of allowing an RV dealership to move in.

Council gave the rezoning final approval following a public hearing. The three parcels are at 71, 75 and 79 Burnt Park Drive.

Additionally, council gave first reading to another rezoning in the Queens area for the purpose of increasing the availability of Heavy Industrial Land.

The land is located at 238 Queens Drive and 250 Queens Drive.

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