More mobile-home parks for Town of Stettler are being considered as a strategic priority in its municipal sustainability plan developed last summer.
Four areas on the outer fringes of the town have been identified as potential locations to establish or expand sites for mobile homes as council discussed the staff report at its regular meeting Dec. 1.
“Discussion with all landowners (or their agents) has been initiated and staff has been in contact with a manufacturer of mobile home and is currently assisting this manufacturer to provide information about all sites,” said contract development officer Dave Dittrick.
For potential development, staff has considered the former UFA site (eight acres in the area of 50 Avenue between 42 Street and 43 Street), Emerson West (a 45-acre site adjacent to Emerson Subdivision (west side of 61 Street north of the railway tracks), west Stettler (six acres adjacent to 70 Street and County of Stettler property), and southeast Stettler (Greidanus property about 20 acres adjacent to 50 Street and Lakeview Cemetery).
“We have a couple of developers interested and we will continue to work with them,” said town manager Rob Stoutenberg.
“All of these have pros and cons and costs involved.”
However, he said it is unlikely that the UFA property can be developed for residential purposes, considering the current asking price which exceeds $100,000 per acre.
Some of these areas could include park models, he noted.
To progress with the project, staff will investigate costs to provide services to properties, initiate discussions with potential landowners and identify ways for the municipality to facilitate the projects.
New toilet incentives
introduced by town
To encourage people to install locally-purchased, energy-efficient low-flush toilets, council approved a staff recommendation to adopt amendments to the policy that was originally adopted in July 2008.
“Council directed staff to flush out some of the requirements,” said Stoutenberg.
To receive a rebate of $50 for a six-litre toilet or $100 for a three/six-litre dual-flush replacement toilet from the town, toilets must be purchased locally with a proof of receipt and eligible toilets must be included on the list of acceptable toilets.