At county council’s, July 16 meeting, five rezoning applications were approved with ease, as there were no objections from landowners and only one amendment to an application.
On the corner of Township Road 434 and Range Road 283 — near the Fifth Meridian — 12 acres of an 80-acre parcel was rezoned from agricultural district to country residential hobby farm to allow for future subdivision of the rezoned area.
Services are already located on the land from a previous mobile home including a well, an approach, fencing, building site, barn and out buildings.
The 12-acre parcel is also not good farming land.
Dual lot subdivision
Another 40.5-acre agricultural parcel was also rezoned as a country residential hobby farm.
The land was rezoned for Don and Della Jess for a subdivision for their son. The parcel could also be subdivided again in the future.
“Like I said, I’d like to cut it about in half and I’m thinking — I’m tired of a wet basement — I’m thinking of building a retirement home up there eventually,” said Don Jess.
Rezoning for family
More poor agricultural land, along Range Road 242 and south of Township Road 424, was rezoned country residential hobby farm.
Joyce Reeve is having the 22 acres of land rezoned for her daughter and family.
“The east side of it is wetland, it can’t be farmed,” said Reeve.
“It’s a rough little corner. It’s not farmable, that’s for sure,” added Reeve Gordon Svenningsen.
Future subdivision considered
A small parcel of land along range Road 254 was rezoned to country residential to from agricultural district allow for future subdivision.
This is the second rezoned parcel on the 157 acres of land.
“It’s pretty straightforward, just a separation of the buildings from the rest of the land,” said Svenningsen.
Rezoning bylaw amended
Samson Tribal Enterprises Ltd. applied to rezone 7.5 acres of land from agricultural to country residential to allow for future subdivision of the land.
However, council amended the application and decided to use a creek running just southwest of the proposed land as a natural border. Now, just more than 10 acres, the rezoned land is hobby farm.