Commercial recycling rules may shut down Irricana recycling company

An Irricana resident may have to shut down her newly bought recycling business, Rural Recycling Collections, because Rocky View County’s (RCV) Irricana Transfer Site recently said they no longer accept commercial recycling. Melodie Tulsie, owner of Rural Recycling Collection said she acquired the business in November and “out of the blue,” she can no longer…

Crossfield terminates CAO

At the regular meeting on Dec. 16, Crossfield Mayor Nathan Anderson put forward a motion to terminate its current Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Cheryl Skelly’s contract — without cause. Councillor Jason Harvey said the motion to re-evaluate Skelly’s employment as CAO is from a previous in-camera meeting in late September. A date hadn’t been confirmed…

West Balzac development plan disappoints residents

Balzac residents and investors attended an open house and presentation on Dec. 2 to discuss the first draft of the Balzac West Area Structure Plan (ASP). Residents and investors alike expressed concerns in and out of the meeting, with water and sewage services being their main worry for any future development. Amy Zaluski, Rocky View…

Irricana residents overtaxed “substantially,” CAO

Irricana town council held a special meeting prompted by a letter from Municipal Affairs (MA) on Nov. 26 to inform residents they have been overpaying, and in some cases underpaying, their municipal and education taxes “a substantial amount” over the last four years. According to MA in 2011 the Town overcharged municipal taxes by $26,244,…

Secondary suite construction causes privacy concerns

RICHMOND/KNOB HILL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION FINDS A SOLUTION Residents of Calgary‘s southwest Richmond/Knob Hill community are divided over an approved 71-square-metre above-garage apartment on an oversized lot on 26 Avenue. Property owners, Reinhard Voelmle and Michele Healey, put the application for a new garage and second floor suite to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board on Nov. 22, 2012. It was…

School zone speeding troubles alderman

ALD. JIM STEVENSON CHAMPIONS RUMBLE STRIPS FOR SCHOOL AND PLAYGROUND ZONES Ward 3 Ald. Jim Stevenson brought up issues affecting playground and school zones in Calgary at City Council’s first regular combined meeting of the year, held on Jan. 14. The two issues impeding safety — speeding and congestion — pose a dangerous threat to children…