Lots owned by Stan Cummings rezoned after delays and complaints

Three lots owned by Stan Cummings have finally been rezoned from R3 to R1.

  • Tue May 24th, 2016 7:00am
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Three lots owned by Stan Cummings situated across the street from the new senior lodge, now under construction, have finally been rezoned.

At its meeting May 9, council gave third reading to rezone the lots from R3 to R1.

Under the R1 zoning, new detached residences, ready-to-move modular homes, rental suites, granny suites, home offices, public parks and recreation areas are allowed.

R3 allows for duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, row housing, multiple unit housing, granny suits, home offices and public parks and recreation uses.

The land surrounding the rezoned lots is country residential and institutional and public uses lands which will house the future Rimoka seniors’ lodge.

Cummings said he never intended for these lands to be zoned R3 and his application in 2014 did not specify the re-designation.

“It was originally designated as R1 property and changed to R3 without my consent,” said Cummings.

In her report to council, development officer Liz Armitage reported a Jan. 8, 2008 bylaw 824/07 re-designated this area from UX to R1. On April 14, 2014, bylaw 894/14 re-designated this area from R1 to R3.

Staff noted that the written application from Cummings did not include these lands, however they appear to have been changed through the process.

A review of the public hearing record from 2014 indicates no-one currently expressing concerns with the amendment returning to the lands to R1 spoke at that public hearing.

Earl Repas, who owns land adjacent to Cummings spoke against the rezoning at the public hearing held in April.

“R1 is an incompatible land use to the existing land use of my acreage and also the other adjacent land owner, Mr. Grutterink, who operates a cattle feed lot,” he said. “I own and operate a legitimate business (Rimbey Towing) on my acreage where I store wrecked vehicles as a component of the business since Sept. 15/2009.”

Chairman of the Rimoka Housing Authority Board Paul McLauchlin spoke in favor of the rezoning.

“It (the rezoning) doesn’t affect our development (the new lodge),” he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At its meeting May 9, council gave third reading to rezone the lots from R3 to R1.

Under the R1 zoning, new detached residences, ready-to-move modular homes, rental suites, granny suites, home offices, public parks and recreation areas are allowed.

R3 allows for duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, row housing, multiple unit housing, granny suits, home offices and public parks and recreation uses.

The land surrounding the rezoned lots is country residential and institutional and public uses lands which will house the future Rimoka seniors’ lodge.

Cummings said he never intended for these lands to be zoned R3 and his application in 2014 did not specify the re-designation.

“It was originally designated as R1 property and changed to R3 without my consent,” said Cummings.

In her report to council, development officer Liz Armitage reported a Jan. 8, 2008 bylaw 824/07 re-designated this area from UX to R1. On April 14, 2014, bylaw 894/14 re-designated this area from R1 to R3.

Staff noted that the written application from Cummings did not include these lands, however they appear to have been changed through the process.

A review of the public hearing record from 2014 indicates no-one currently expressing concerns with the amendment returning to the lands to R1 spoke at that public hearing.

Earl Repas, who owns land adjacent to Cummings spoke against the rezoning at the public hearing held in April.

“R1 is an incompatible land use to the existing land use of my acreage and also the other adjacent land owner, Mr. Grutterink, who operates a cattle feed lot,” he said. “I own and operate a legitimate business (Rimbey Towing) on my acreage where I store wrecked vehicles as a component of the business since Sept. 15/2009.”

Chairman of the Rimoka Housing Authority Board Paul McLauchlin spoke in favor of the rezoning.

“It (the rezoning) doesn’t affect our development (the new lodge),” he said.