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COUNCIL REPORT

FILE NO. 3370.1801

Regular Council - 16 Jul 2018

TITLE: Boundary Extension - Strategic Growth Planning (2018)

PREPARED BY: Curtis Penson

DEPARTMENT: Public Works

PURPOSE: To provide preliminary approval of the boundary extension process, and the
proposed study area that will permit staff to undertake stakeholder
engagement and referrals with the community, First Nations, and the Province,
along with complete a study analysis and proposal information.

RECOMMENDED BY: Staff

That Council endorse the preliminary boundary extension area, the required analysis, community
engagement and process required for Council’s further direction at a later date.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
The City has grown to its boundary in several locations in recent years. In order to facilitate continued growth in
the City of Cranbrook, staff have completed a proposed boundary extension area. In addition, a number of
property holders a the City’s current boundary have requested to be brought into the City in different areas for
the purpose of subdivision and development.

Proposed area:

The proposed boundary extension would include the following new areas within the City of Cranbrook
boundary:

• Gold Creek
• Jim Smith
• City owned lands around the Philip’s reservoir
• King Street
• New Lake
• West Hill
• Northern Area

The initial boundary extension proposal includes 1,738 properties with an area of 8,167ha which would
increase the City to 11,329ha. This area contains approximately 320km of roads which includes unconstructed,
graveled and surfaced.

Initial benefits of the boundary extension include:

• Representation of a more “functional boundary of the Cranbrook Community”

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COUNCIL REPORT – BOUNDARY EXTENSION - STRATEGIC GROWTH PLANNING (2018)

• Provides new settlement growth areas


• Additional development and business potential
• Long term and contiguous land use planning for City growth
• New and expanded service delivery

Overall rationale

• Community identity
• More consistent and long term land use planning
• Increased development opportunities
• Incorporates currently serviced properties
• Promote streamlining of regulations by simplifying jurisdictional control (i.e. roads / subdivision control
in unincorporated areas)
• Local decision making by keeping property tax dollars in the community

Key consideration to be studied and brought back for future consideration of Council

• Changes to service delivery and finances for the City of Cranbrook


o Public Works operations (streets, garbage, snow plowing, infrastructure management, etc.)
o Revenues and finances
• Changes to RDEK local service areas
o Fire protection area
o Others (determined from discussions with RDEK)
• Property tax impacts to both City and RDEK
• Farm tax exemptions
• Taxation of utilities in boundary extension area
• First nations interests and referrals
• Other referrals (ex. MOTI, ALC)
• Elector assent process/referendum

Boundary extension process

1.)Council confirmation of boundary extension process and proposed study area


2.)Discussions with Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
3.)Study analysis and draft information
4.)Community Engagement and referrals
5.)Council decision to proceed with boundary extension with initial feedback and study
6.)Submission of proposal to Ministry
7.)Ministry review and confirmation of vote
8.)Elector Assent process – alternate approval process / referendum

ALTERNATIVE:
NIL

BUDGETARY IMPACT:

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NIL

POLICY IMPLICATION:
NIL

ATTACHMENTS:
Proposed Boundary Expansion Map

Approved By: Status:


Tony Hetu, Deputy Director, Public Works Approved - 10 Jul 2018
Marnie Dueck, City Clerk Approved - 10 Jul 2018
David Kim, CAO Approved - 12 Jul 2018

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Proposed Boundary

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Expansion

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Proposed Boundary Expansion

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Overview of Proposed Expansion

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Area added with proposed expansion

Area of Current City Boundary 3162 HA


Area of Proposed Expansion 8,167 HA
Total area including City boundary
and expansion 11,329 HA
Length of Roads added with expansion 320 KM

1:25,000
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Projection: UTM ZONE 11N NAD 83

DISCLAIMER:
This map is for general purposes only. The City
of Cranbrook makes no warranties regarding the
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accuracy of the suitability of the map for any purpose.


This map is not for navigation or legal purposes. The
City of Cranbrook will not be liable for any damage, loss
or injury resulting from the use of the map or information
on the map and the map may be changed at any time.

Data Sources:
Digital Road Atlas
Parcel Map BC
City of Cranbrook

Date revised: June 21, 2018


File: City Boundary Expansion with PMBC_V2_36x48.mxd

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