Caledera area structure plan

Dear Editor,

Re: Town notice in the Ponoka News on Feb. 18, 2009—Adoption of Caledera Area Structure Plan.

Information from the Caledera Area Structure Plan, (ASP) and Development contains the following:

1. Page 17—Future Transportation Network: “The developer may seek coucil’s approval for payment in advance of benefiting landowners.”

2. Page 18—Water: “Oversizing of water mains for servicing of lands outside the ASP area may be requested by the Town, whereby cost recoveries to the developer will apply at the time of construction.” “The developer may seek council’s approval for payment in advance of benefiting adjacent landowners.”

3. Page 19—Sanitary: “Oversizing of sanitary sewer mains for servicing lands outside the ASP area may be requested by the Town, whereby cost recoveries to the developer will apply at the time of construction.” “The developer may seek council’s approval for payment in advance of benefiting adjacent landowners.”

4. Page 20—Storm management and Drainage: Offsite requirements once the storm water exits the storm pond include an appropriately sized storm sewer pipe to be constructed northwesterly through the Ponoka Golf Course and will include cost recoveries to the developer at time of construction.”

A. What is the maximum potential cost to the Ponoka taxpayers for this proposed development?

B. What is the maximum potential cost to the adjacent landowners for this proposed development?

The Town’s Master Servicing Study page 38 states, “With lift station A pumping into the gravity line at 46 Street, insufficient capacity is available to service future development areas within the Town boundaries such as…SE32.” (Caledera land).

Page 41 states, “Lift station A force main can be extended to the sewage lagoon. This will free capacity in the gravity trunk main to accommodate all future development in the SE area,…”

Page 41 states, “Lift station A force main can be extended to the sewage lagoon. This will free capacity in the gravity trunk main to accommodate all future development in the SE area,…”

Page 74 reveals that the estimated cost of the Force Main extension is $576,000.

A. What percentage of the cost of this Force Main extension will the Caledera Group pay?

B. What other costs to the Town and/or adjacent landowners are involved in the Caledera project?

C. Has council considered what the total impact of this project will have on the community?

Sincerely,

Robert MacKenzie, Chairman

Ponoka County and Town Taxpayers Coalition

Just Posted

Ponoka’s Caleb Shimwell arrested after pursuit

Police allege that Shimwell rammed a police cruiser

Ponoka looking for ways to fix splash park issues

Council hears report on challenges last summer, will have to wait on costs

Survey of Ponoka residents state recreation as top budget priority

A total of 122 survey responses also note need for increased bylaw enforcement

Ponoka will save $430,000 with change to new waste contractor

Transition to take place with CanPak for Jan. 1, contract includes two bins

Crime rate slowly falling in Ponoka County

Ponoka RCMP stats show crime figures down from same nine month period in 2017

VIDEO: Shoppers like self-checkout lanes at the grocery store, survey suggests

Grocery Experience National Survey Report suggests most grocery shoppers spend 32 minutes per visit

Former NHL player and coach Dan Maloney dies at 68

Maloney coached the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets

Ex-MSU president charged with lying to police about Nassar

Lou Anna Simon was charged Tuesday with lying to police during an investigation

Police looking into two more incidents at private Toronto all-boys’ school

Police and the school have said two of the prior incidents involved an alleged sexual assault

25% of Canadians still won’t say they use pot, survey says

Statistics Canada poll says Canadians on average were 18.9 years old when they first tried pot.

The latest advent calendar trend: Holiday cannabis

A Canadian company is giving people from coast to coast a new way to celebrate the Christmas countdown.

731,000 Canadians going into debt to buy prescription drugs: UBC

Millennials and those without private coverage were more likely to borrow money

Pot users, investors need to be vigilant at Canada-U.S. border

U.S. authorities say anyone who admits to having used pot before it became legal could be barred

Most Read