Council gave first reading to the Land Use Bylaw Amending Bylaw 320 – Commercial Use Development Allotment Transferability and the Land Use Bylaw Amending Bylaw 321 – Transferability of Existing Commercial Gross Floor Area to trigger a public hearing scheduled on April 25 at 1 p.m. Bylaw 320 proposes to allow for the transfer of CDAs to help facilitate redevelopment and reinvestment in commercial properties. Bylaw 321 proposes to allow property owners to acquire new square footage through a peer-to-peer transaction.
Council did not want to conduct an experiment on the energy effectiveness of air curtains but instead asked administration to return with a proposed bylaw amendment requiring that doors to commercial establishments not be propped open when temperatures fall to a certain degree.
Monica Andreeff, David Bayne, Diane Gibson, Dan Markham and Brian Smythe were appointed to the Council Compensation Review Committee which will begin meetings in April to review the remuneration and benefits paid to the Town of Banff Council Members.
Councillor Lelsie Taylor gave notice that she will be bringing a motion to the April 8 meeting of council to require that reports to development approving authorities, such as the Municipal Planning Commission, include a description of how a proposed variance meets or does not meet the requirements of the Land Use Bylaw. Councillor Chip Olver also gave notice that she will be bringing a motion to the April 8 meeting for council’s support of the Banff Centre’s initiatives to continue and enhance radio service in Banff.