Gull Lake golf course proposed

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  • Jul. 26, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Plans for an 18-hole golf course and clubhouse in the Gull Lake area are moving forward but there is still plenty of work to do.

Ponoka County heard a rezoning request from landowner Greg Chalmers that would change 113 acres from an agricultural district to a recreation district.

“It’s obvious that he has done his research and has done some good work preparing it,” said CAO Charlie Cutforth.

Council heard one objection to the bylaw amendment from a neighbour, stating, among other concerns, the golf course would be too close to their farm, causing problems with both golf balls and cattle.

Rezoning request tabled

Council tabled a rezoning request for a property in the Homeglen area due to the absence of division councillor Paul McLauchlin.

The plan is to rezone the property from agricultural to country residential hobby farm and subdivide into four separate lots.

“The only major issue I can see is the roads that need to be put in, but if they’re prepared to do that, we can move forward. But right now, since the local councillor is not present, we can’t move forward,” said Cutforth.