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File #: BL-21-019    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Bylaw Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/9/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/19/2021 Final action:
Title: Bylaw 26/2021 Clean Energy Improvement Program Bylaw (1st Reading) Presented by: Christian Benson, Manager, Environment
Attachments: 1. Bylaw 26/2021 Clean Energy Improvement Tax Bylaw, 2. CEIP Market Study St. Albert, 3. EAC Advice - CEIP Bylaw
TAMRMS#: B06


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Bylaw 26/2021 Clean Energy Improvement Program Bylaw (1st Reading)
Presented by: Christian Benson, Manager, Environment

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RECOMMENDATION(S)
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1. That the information provided in the April 19, 2021 Agenda Report Bylaw 26/2021 Clean Energy Improvement Program Bylaw be received for information.

2. That Bylaw 26/2021, being the Clean Energy Improvement Tax Bylaw, be read a first time.

3. That the Public Hearing on Bylaw 26/2021 be scheduled for May 17, 2021.

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PURPOSE OF REPORT
The report summaries and presents Bylaw 26/2021 for consideration by Council. It provides the framework and direction to establish a Clean Energy Improvement Plan Program:

· A Clean Energy Improvement Tax Bylaw under Part 10, Division 6.1 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA); and

· A framework to take the necessary steps to establish a Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP), in order to give interested and qualifying St. Albert property owners the opportunity to make clean energy improvements to their properties (thereby reducing St. Albert’s carbon footprint) for which the costs initially fronted by the City are paid or reimbursed over time through an annual special purpose property tax levy.

Attached to this Report is a St. Albert Clean Energy Improvement Market Study (completed in partnership with the Municipal Climate Change Action Center) and the proposed Clean Energy Improvement Tax Bylaw for consideration.

ALIGNMENT TO PRIORITIES IN COUNCIL’S STRATEGIC PLAN
Strategic Priority #6: Environmental Stewardship: Explore innovative environmental and conservation opportunities.

Seek innovative practices to protect environmental footprint, to ensure the vitality of our natural resources for future generations.

ALIGNMENT TO LEVELS OF SERVICE DELIVERY
Environmental Strategy and Policy Development In partnership with related agencies, environmental strategies, policies and actions are developed to protect the environment.

· Greenhou...

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