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Council Meeting Highlights - March 27

Emergency Management Review Council reviewed and discussed the Village of Berwyn Emergency Plan and directed administration to make updates. Administration will also provide information on Emergency Response Training opportunities for Council members and Council’s participation in a Tabletop Exercise (mock emergency practice). 

I Want Wireless Presentation

I Want Wireless has been contracted by the provincial and federal government and is being provided with $350,000-$500,000 in grant funding to upgrade systems to provide Berwyn residents with fibre-like internet speeds. I Want Wireless is in the process of upgrading its systems with the goal of providing high-speed internet to Berwyn by the end of May 2024. The government grant funding is geared to ensure all Canadian communities have access to reliable internet. Plans range from $49.95 -- $159/month. More information will be distributed when available. Residents can learn more and sign up at iwantwireless.ca.


Public Hearing - Land Use Bylaw 710 Amendment

A Public Hearing was held regarding Land Use Bylaw 710 with updates to the class definition for  “Dwelling Unit” and “Tiny Home” under Section 1.5 and provisions for Tiny Homes under Section 6, Special Land Use Provisions. The updates recommended by Komiete Tetteh, Manager of Planning for Mackenzie Municipal Services Agency, outline various compliance conditions and requirements regarding the placement of Tiny Homes on residential land in the Village of Berwyn. No objections were put forth and Council passed third reading. 


Arena Subdivision

Administration approved a budget of $5000 to subdivide the park from the arena.


Vacant/Unoccupied Properties Bylaw

Council approved the transition from the current Policy to a Bylaw regarding Assessment Classes and Vacant/Unoccupied Property Identification in the Village of Berwyn.


Budget Meeting

Council will meet on April 14, 2024 at 9:00 am for the Village of Berwyn Capital Budget planning meeting.


Municipal Borrowing Bylaw

Council approved updates to the Borrowing Bylaw, allowing the Village of Berwyn to borrow short-term credit, if required, for the 2024 fiscal year.

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