Ashcroft Council Briefs – Leases and licenses

A summary of items discussed at the March 11 Ashcroft Council meeting.

From the Ashcroft Council meeting on March 11.

Roll Call: Mayor Andy Anderson and councillors Alice Durksen, Jerry Fiddick and Jackie Tegart. Missing: Coun. Helen Kormendy.

Curling Club lease

Council agreed to a new five-year lease with the Curling Club for the Rink.

All of the terms and conditions remained the same except that the mandatory annual contribution fo the Capital Asset Reserve Fund was reduced to $2,500 from $5,000. Both the Village and the Club pay equally into the reserve fund.

Rodeo liquor license

Council asked staff to request public comments on the sale of hard liquor at the annual rodeo dance. Last year was the first year that the dance offered anything other than beer and wine.

Comments must be received by noon on Apr. 15.

Covenant on Government St.

Council approved John Flett’s request to have an age limitation covenant taken off of his lot on Government St.

The covenant was placed on the nine residential lots across from the soccer fields/swimming pool in 1993 when they were subdivided, and the covenant requires the occupants to be 55 or older.

Council instructed staff to clarify to the other residents that the covenant was only being removed from the one property. If the others wanted theirs removed, they would have to ask.

Ashcroft Terminal rezoning

Council gave the first two of four readings to Bylaw 779, a bylaw to amend Bylaw 738, 2005. The bylaw will amend the permitted uses included in the 2005 bylaw to add g. warehousing; h. manufacure and assembly of goods; i. outdoor storage; j. activities associated with trans-shipment of goods; k. agriculture. and l. nurseries.

It will also remove section 3.16.8 and amend section 3.16.

Next Meeting

The next meeting of Ashcroft Council is March 25 at 7 pm in the Council Chambers. Committee of the Whole meeting at 6 pm.

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