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Special Beaverlodge council meeting to cover development permit, speed limits

Despite not normally holding meetings in August, Beaverlodge town councillors are heading back to council chambers. A special meeting has been called to allow them to address a land use bylaw amendment which was brought up at the last meeting on July 8th.

“We did not want our residents and our businesses to wait until September for a public hearing. We did first reading and now we’re going into public hearing so instead of waiting until September and delaying it we decided to call a special meeting for the month of August,” says CAO Karen Gariepy.

This meeting will also be a chance for residents to share their thoughts on the town’s idea to lower the speed limit on all residential and downtown roads from 50 kilometres per hour to 30 kilometres per hour in hopes of increasing safety for pedestrians.

Gariepy says they will also be going over some of the results of a survey they put out on Facebook.

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“We’ve put out a survey and we’re getting some feedback so we’ll be bringing some information back in regards to some of the results of the survey.”

The meeting is only a chance to hear from the public as a decision will not be made at that time. The survey will remain active on the town’s Facebook page. The meeting will take place on August 12th at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Town Office.

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