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RFD- 3002 Public Hearings   Item #   7. a.    
Regular Council Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: 05/23/2017  
Title:    Removal of Municipal Reserve Designation - Portion of Lot 6MR, Block 1, Plan 162 3162 - Levasseur
Department: Planning & Infrastructure  
Strategic Vision Element: n/a Related Goal: n/a

Request for Decision Summary
The purpose of this report is to provide Council with background information on the proposed disposition of a portion of a municipal reserve parcel in order to undertake the statutory public hearing.  The proposal is to remove the municipal reserve designation from part of Lot 6MR, Block 1, Plan 162 3162, adjacent to the proposed school in the Copper Haven neighbourhood, in order to sell the land to the Parkland School Division No. 70 for a school bus transfer facility.  

Administration supports this municipal reserve disposition.
Proposed Motion
That those in attendance be thanked for their input.
The portion of municipal reserve Lot 6MR that is the subject of this request, as shown as proposed Lot 9 on the attached tentative plan of subdivision, is located adjacent to the proposed new school in the Copper Haven neighbourhood.  Parkland School Division No. 70 has requested to purchase this area in order to construct a new school bus transfer station.  This proposed use does not meet the use provisions allowed under the Municipal Government Act, so the municipal reserve designation must be removed prior to the sale of the land.

Existing Lot 6MR is proposed to be subdivided into three parcels; one parcel is to contain a new K to 9 school (proposed Lot 7MR), one parcel is to contain sports fields and a future catholic elementary school (proposed Lot 8MR) and the third is to contain the proposed bus transfer facility.  Only the portion encompassed by Lot 9, containing 1.1 ha, is the subject of this request to remove the municipal reserve designation.   
Under Section 674 of the Municipal Government Act, if a council wishes to remove the municipal reserve designation from all or a portion of a MR parcel, a public hearing must be advertised and held in accordance with the Act.  Notice of this public hearing (as attached) was advertised in the Spruce Grove Examiner (May 5th and 12th) and posted on the City's website.  Adjacent landowners were provided written notice of the public hearing and a notice was posted on the subject site in accordance with the requirements of the Act.
When Council, by motion, approves the removal of the municipal reserve designation, administration will complete the necessary documentation required by Land Titles at the time of the endorsement and registration of the subdivision.
For effective and efficient transportation of students, Parkland School Division has advised that an additional bus transfer facility is necessary.  The School Division will be entering into an agreement with the City with respect to the purchase of these lands.  Without the disposition of the MR designation, the City will be unable to meet the provisions of a sales agreement.  
Copper Haven Public Hearing ad
Copper Haven Tentative Subdivision Plan
Copper Haven MR Aerial Overview

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