Bylaw No. 2015-01 is being presented to Council for third reading to impose a Community Aggregate Payment Levy Bylaw. Changes made to the Bylaw since the bylaw was originally presented in 2013 are in red.
As discussed at the planning sessions, if the Community Aggregate Payment Levy Bylaw is imposed, the money collected would not go into general revenues, it will be held in a reserve account to secure future gravel purchases.
Following recent comments by a lawyer at the Alberta Sand and Gravel Conference, Administration has sought clarification from Municipal Affairs regarding the ability of the County to only charge a levy for aggregate resources leaving the County. Municipal Affairs does not believe that the Regulation permits this, but acknowledged that legal interpretations may differ.
Attached is a draft letter to be sent to aggregate operators if the Bylaw passes receives third reading.