This section provides information around current notices of disposition by the City, Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendments, Zoning Amendments, Bylaw Amendments and other required advertising as legislated by the Community Charter. Information in this section changes regularly, so please check back often for the latest.
Notice of Tax Sale
Take Notice that the following properties shall, on the 26th day of September 2022, in the Manual Training School located at 1212 2nd Street North Cranbrook, BC at the hour of 10:00 A.M. be offered for sale at the public auction, unless delinquent taxes with interest are paid.
The City of Cranbrook makes no representation express or implied as to the condition or quality of the properties being for sale. Prospective purchasers are urged to inspect the properties and make all necessary inquires to municipal and other government departments, and in the case of strata lots to the strata corporation, to determine the existence of any bylaws, restrictions, charges or other conditions which may affect the value or suitability of the property. All properties are sold as is.
The minimum bid is the upset price, that is, the current taxes and penalties, arrears and delinquent taxes and interest, 5% of all taxes and Land Title Office transfer fees. The successful bidder must pay the amount of purchase price prior to 12:00 P.M. on the date of the tax sale. If the successful bidder does not have the full payment required, the property will offered for tax sale the following day.
Acceptable forms of payment are certified cheque or bank draft. Cash, debit and credit cards are not accepted.
Properties sold at tax sale have a redemption period of one year from the date of the tax sale by the property owner. Properties not redeemed are subject to Property Transfer Tax, paid by the purchaser, under the Property Transfer Tax Act. This tax will be calculated on the market value of the property at the time the title is transferred to the purchaser at the Land Title Office.
Charlotte Osborne, CPA, CGA
Public Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Cranbrook is considering adopting "6th Street North West Road Closure and Disposition Bylaw No. 4076, 2022".
The proposed 6th Street North West Road Closure and Disposition Bylaw requested by Bain Developments Ltd. is intended to close and remove dedication as highway a 0.306ha portion of 6th Street North West in exchange for $95,000 of Park Works, in addition to road and park dedication as illustrated on the plan below.
The purpose of the road closure and disposition is to enable residential subdivision and development of the subject lands.
"6th Street North West Road Closure and Disposition Bylaw No. 4076, 2022" may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, up until October 3, 2022 as posted on the bulletin board in the foyer at City Hall, or in the office of the City Clerk.
A Public Hearing, will commence in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 40 - 10 Avenue South at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 3, 2022.
An Electronic Public Hearing for the proposed Road Closure and Disposition Bylaw will be held at 6:00p.m. on October 3, 2022, and will be available for viewing by live-stream here. You may provide your comments on the proposed Road Closure and Disposition Bylaw in one of the following ways:
1. In writing: Submit your comments in writing to City Hall - drop-off mail slot, or email to [email protected] by 1:00pm on October 3, 2022.
2. Speak at the Public Hearing: If you wish to speak to the proposed bylaw amendments at the Public Hearing, the City requests that you pre-register. Please send your name, address and phone number to [email protected] prior to October 3, 2022.
o On the day of the Public Hearing please call in by 5:50 p.m. to confirm your registration
o Call 1-833-313-1490, meeting number is 146 580 503 6
o If asked for an attendee number, enter the “#” symbol
o You will be able to hear the meeting, but you will be placed on hold and muted until it is your time to speak.
SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE PUBLIC HEARING.
Public Notice - Local Area Service (Shadow Mountain)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the intention of the City Council of the Corporation of the City of Cranbrook, pursuant to Section 210, 211, 213 and 217 of the Community Charter S.B.C. 2003, c.26, to initiate a Local Area Service for the Shadow Mountain Development. The boundaries of the proposed Shadow Mountain Sanitary Sewer Construction Local Service Area are shown outlined in heavy black line and labelled “SUBJECT AREA” on the map below.
Subject to petition against, the City Council for the City of Cranbrook intends to:
o adopt “Shadow Mountain Sanitary Sewer Construction Local Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 4094, 2022” to establish a Local Area Service to:
• construct Local Area Service works. These works include, but are not limited to, three pump stations, alarm systems, SCADA systems, forcemain, gravity sewer, highway crossings, electrical services to the pump stations, a water service to one of the pump stations, and related appurtenances;
• acquire real property, easements, rights-of-way, licenses, right or authorities as may be required, requested or desirable for or in connection with the construction and operation of the Shadow Mountain Sanitary Sewer Construction Local Area Service; and
• finance the cost of borrowing for such construction and acquisition.
o adopt “Loan Authorization Bylaw (Shadow Mountain Sanitary Sewer Construction Local Area Service) No. 4095, 2022” to authorize borrowing up to $9,120,300 towards the construction of the Local Area Service works, acquiring interests in land required for such construction and operation and paying borrowing costs. The maximum term for issuing debentures for this debt is thirty years. All of the borrowing costs will be recovered by the Local Service Tax.
The estimated cost of constructing the Local Area Service works and acquiring all interests in land necessary for that purpose and financing the borrowing costs is $10,120,300. A portion of the costs would be paid from development cost charges held by the City of Cranbrook.
The net cost of the Services, and the amount to be recovered by a Local Service Tax from property owners in the Local Service Area is $9,120,300, plus interest. The Local Service Tax will be in the form of a parcel tax based on the taxable area of each parcel, assessed to owners of property within the Shadow Mountain Sanitary Sewer Construction Local Service Area, with different rates for parcels with a taxable area less than 454,000 square metres and parcels with a taxable area equal to or greater than 454,000 square metres. No portion of the cost of the Services will be recovered by a general municipal tax. The Local Service Tax would be sufficient to cover the annual cost to repay the net cost, plus interest, for the 30-year term.
Council may proceed with this Local Area Service unless a sufficient petition against the Local Area Service is presented within 30 days after the second publication of this notice. In order for a petition against this Local Area Service to be certified as sufficient and valid, the petition must be signed by owners of at least 50% of the parcels that would be subject to the local service tax, and the persons signing must be the owners of parcels that in total represent at least 50% of the assessed value of land and improvements that would be subject to the Local Service Tax.
The petition must include the petitioner’s full name, signature (by authorized signing officers in the case of corporations or a society), mailing address, civic address and legal description of the property within the proposed Shadow Mountain Sanitary Construction Sewer Local Service Area owned by the petitioner. If the property is owned by 2 or more persons, they are not entitled to file a petition unless the majority of them concur and the petition must be signed by a majority of the owners.
In addition to this notice, the City will send out notification letters to the owners of the parcels that would be subject to this local service tax, at the applicable address as set out in the last revised assessment roll.
DEADLINE TO RECEIVE PETITION AGAINST FORMS: Monday, October 31, 2022 at 4:00PM Local Time.
To be considered, an originally-signed Petition Against form must be received by the Corporate Officer, Corporation of the City of Cranbrook, at 40 – 10th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 2M8 before the Deadline specified above.
“Shadow Mountain Sanitary Sewer Construction Local Service Area Establishment Bylaw No. 4094, 2022”, “Loan Authorization Bylaw (Shadow Mountain Sanitary Sewer Construction Local Area Service) No. 4095, 2022” and notification letter may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, up until October 31, 2022. These materials are posted on the bulletin board in the foyer at City Hall, and are available in the office of the City Clerk at the address above.
A virtual Open House has been scheduled on Tuesday October 18, 2022 at 6:00pm. For owners wishing to participate in the virtual Open House more information can be found at the City’s website https://cranbrook.ca/shadowmountain/.