MUNICIPAL DISTRICT BONNYVILLE NO. 87
COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS April 27, 2022
Keeping you informed of the services, business, and development that affect YOU!
#1 Kinosoo Ridge Aerial Adventure Park Update – The grand opening of the much-anticipated Aerial Adventure Park at Kinosoo Ridge is set for May long weekend, weather permitting. Full operational hours will begin June 2. On May 20 and 21, the public will get its first crack at climbing, with the park open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. The restaurant in the chalet will also be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Starting June 2, the park will be open from Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant will be open Thursday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Sundays, you can have brunch at the hill starting at 10 a.m. More information, including online ticket sales, age and size limitations, and Frequently Asked Questions will be available on the Kinosoo Ridge website (kinosoo.ca) on May 6.
#2 Municipal Planning Decisions – This meeting marked the first time Council held development discretionary use hearings during the Council meeting. These decisions were previously made during Municipal Planning Commission meetings. This decision-making process will be more efficient as the hearings can now be held twice a month instead of the previous once a month.
Council approved three discretionary use applications – one to allow for a dog breeding kennel, another for a shop building with a secondary suite, and a third for a yurt with a secondary suite, as per the M.D.’s Land Use Bylaw.
More information can be found in the agenda package.
#3 Sponsorship and Funding Support – Council approved a $4,500 donation to Bonnyville 4-H to provide supper for the District Show and Sale event. The donation will be funded from the 2022 Agriculture Services Board Budget.
With an endorsement from Council, M.D. staff will participate in the annual CURE Foundation National Denim Day fundraiser for breast cancer on May 10. Staff will pay a minimum of $5 to be able to wear jeans to work that day.
Council agreed to sponsor a golf team at a cost of $1,400 for the Healthier Communities Golf Tournament, with proceeds going to the Lac La Biche Regional Health Foundation and Portage College.
Council directed Administration to have the Clayton Bellamy Foundation apply for funding through the M.D.’s Community Action Grant in 2023 for its proposed Performing Arts Theatre Project. Council also approved a letter of support, in principle, for a performing arts centre or theatre project to serve the area. The foundation is currently seeking funding through an Alberta Community Facility Enhancement Program grant.
#4 Briefly – Council has proclaimed May 15 to 21, 2022 as National Public Works Week, as per a request from the American Public Works Association.
Council directed Administration to proceed with engineering for a new trail that would start at Emerald Estates and would join a planned Town of Bonnyville trail that will start at the Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre. The town’s planned trail would go east, ending just before the M.D. border. The M.D.’s portion — which could be considered for construction in 2023 (barring potential environmental regulation approval delays) — would create an intermunicipal trail connection from the rural subdivision to the M.D.’s Vezeau Beach Park at Moose Lake.
Council directed Administration to bring back additional information about the possibility of providing water and sewer services to Emerald Estates. The subdivision is located just off Highway 28 and is adjacent to the regional waterline that runs between Cold Lake and Bonnyville.
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