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RFD- 3123 Public Hearings   Item #   3. b.    
Regular Council Meeting Agenda
Meeting Date: 09/25/2017  
Title:    C-1014-17 - Road Closure - Portion of Road Plan 802 2789 - Levasseur
Department: Planning & Infrastructure  
Strategic Vision Element: Where People Choose to Grow a Business - A strong, diversified regional business centre Related Goal: Spruce Grove is an easy and convenient City to get around in, with a high degree of ease of mobility for transportation, walkability and connectivity.

Request for Decision Summary
The purpose of this report is to provide Council with background information regarding Bylaw C-1014-17, a proposed road closure for a portion of the road right-of-way identified in Road Plan 802 2789.

City administration is bringing this proposed closure forward as this area of the Highway 16A right-of-way has been deemed surplus to future road widening requirements. The closure area will be sold to the owner of the adjacent land and consolidated with their titled land (SE 5-53-24-W4M).

Proposed Motion
Thank those in attendance for their input.
It was determined that a 22.76 m wide portion of the road plan on the north side of Highway 16A, for the one half mile stretch immediately west of Jennifer Heil Way, is considered surplus and not needed by the City for future highway widening. The total surplus right-of-way is approximately 1.8 ha.

There is a previous road closure bylaw (Bylaw C-622-06) for this area that received third reading but has not been registered at Land Titles. The Alberta Land Title requirements for registration of a road closure have changed since the approval of C-622-06; the former bylaw does not meet these revised requirements and is not registrable, therefore a new road closure bylaw is necessary.

Please refer to the RFD requesting second and third readings for this bylaw for a full, detailed report on the provisions of this amendment.
As per the requirements of the Municipal Government Act, notice of this public hearing was posted in the September 8th and September 15th, 2017 editions of the Spruce Grove Examiner and on the City's website. Administration has been working with the consultants representing the landowner to the north regarding the details of this closure. Specific notice was sent to the adjacent landowner through their planning consultant.
City administration is working with the landowner to the north on a purchase agreement. This agreement will be completed prior to registration of the road closure with Land Titles.
Closure of this portion of excess road right-of-way for use as developable land is an example of efficient land use. The future commercial land to the north will be able to develop in closer proximity to highway 16A and could be expanded by the 1.8 ha closure area.
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