Blackfalds council meeting highlights - Aug. 27

Blackfalds council meeting highlights – Aug. 27

Next regular council meeting is Sept. 10


CAO Report (verbal)

Board and Committee Policy Review

FCSS Manager Sue Bornn presented to Council the updated recruitment, screening and recommendation process for appointment for Council appointed boards and Committees and recommended that the Board and Committee Policy proceed with a review and update the current policy at a future Standing Committee meeting. Council provided some suggestions that Administration will utilize in the review and updating of the Board & Committee Policy which will include the process for member at large appointments. The updated policy will be brought to a future Standing Committee of Council meeting.

Municipal Sustainability Planning Process 2020-2022

CAO Thompson presented an update of the activities of the current Municipal Sustainability Plan (MSP) and requested Council’s approval to extend consulting services with Intelligent Futures to assist the Town of Blackfalds in developing the next three year MSP planning cycle (2020 – 2022). Administration’s request was approved.

2019 AUMA Convention

Council reviewed suggested Ministerial meetings recommendations for the upcoming AUMA Convention. Topics for meeting discussions were reviewed with Council providing additional topics relative to current Community needs.

Action correspondence

Proclamation Request Prostrate Cancer Society September 2019

Council accepted as information.

Invitation: 2019 Canadian Finals Rodeo September 5, 2019

Mayor Poole accepted the invitation to attend the 2019 Canadian Finals Rodeo. Council members who want to attend to advise the Executive Assistant so the RSVP could be provided.

Proclamation Request: 2019 Development Officers Week Sep. 23-27, 2019

Council moved to proclaim Sept. 23-27 as Alberta Development Officers Week in the Town of Blackfalds.

2019 AUMA – Municipal Affairs Meeting Invitation Sep. 25-27, 2019

Council moved to accept as information.

Invitation: Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Awards October 17, 2019

Council moved to accept as information.

CAEP Red Tape Initiative

Council moved to accept as information.

Information items

Several items were presented and accepted as information, including:

  • Municipal Planning Commission Minutes August 14 2019
  • SDAB Hearing Minutes – Dev. Permit 75.19
  • 2020 Citizen Engagement Budget – Survey Results
  • Lacombe County Council Highlights – August 8 2019
  • Lacombe County Re-Zoning Public Open House August 29 2019
  • WCPS – Back to School Publication Fall 2019
  • Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards – Call for Nominations
  • Lending Cupboard Summer 2019 Newsletter
  • The River Current – Fall 2019
  • Red Deer River Watershed Alliance e-News August 2019

Hwy 2A Maintenance (verbal)

CAO Thompson advised Council as to status of the request in having Alberta Transportation to take action for control of weed growth within the roundabout on Hwy 2A and 597 as well as in the median of Hwy 597 west of the roundabout. Council directed Administration to prepare correspondence requesting action on this item to the Ministry.

AUMA Distinguished Service Award Notification

Mayor Poole has been chosen to receive the AUMA Distinguished Service Award for his 20 plus years of dedicated service serving on Council. The award will be presented at the convention on September 25, 2019.

Round table discussion

See August 27 Council Meeting Agenda.

Adoption of minutes

Council approved the Regular Council Meeting Minutes of August 13, 2019.


In-Camera Meeting – Council held a closed meeting to discuss two items under FOIP Section 19.

-Submitted by the Town of Blackfalds