Town approves residential subdivision

A four-lot residential subdivision on the southeast edge of the Town of Stettler has been given the green light.

A four-lot residential subdivision on the southeast edge of the Town of Stettler has been given the green light.

At its regular meeting Feb. 16, Town of Stettler council approved a staff recommendation for an application to create four unserviced residential lots at 3900 – 44 Street.

“Staff met with County of Stettler staff to address outstanding issues and the county is satisfied with this subdivision and the approval conditions will ensure that it is consistent with the inter-municipal development plan and the memorandum of understanding,” said Councillor Dave Dennis, who chaired the discussion as Mayor Dick Richards declared a conflict of interest.

No concerns were expressed by adjacent landowners nor external agencies and utility companies,

Under the application, the owner plans to create four lots located on the southeast corner of the property. With the owner’s home located on one of the lots, the applicant also proposes to construct a new residence on another lot and offer the remaining two lots for sale, stated contract development officer Dave Dittrick.

The applicant has amended his outline plan that provides for developing the lands in the future and administration of the town and County of Stettler have indicated that all issues have been resolved to comply with the inter-municipal development plan and the southeast area structure plan.

Physician recruitment

Council consented to raise its funding for physician recruitment to $22,500 from $20,000 as requested by the physician recruitment and retention committee under Stettler Regional Board of Trade and Community Development, which raised the budget for the purpose to $45,000 from $40,000.

“It’s a pretty small cost to have access to physicians,” said Mayor Richards.

“The merits of your community will always be your best tools of recruitment.”

The same support will also be requested to the County of Stettler.

Railway project supported

Council granted a letter of support to East Central Alberta Heritage Society to apply for provincial funding for its project to extend a railway line from Stettler to Donalda with several linear parks.

The society plans to re-lay the old 20-mile line on the east side of Highway 56 after it was granted funding of almost $3.9 million from the federal Community Adjustment Fund through Canadian Badlands, with the project required to be completed by spring 2011.