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Blackfalds Town Council Highlights – May 8th

Blackfalds Town Council held a regular meeting of Council on May 8th

Contracted Service Award – Solid Waste Management

The Solid Waste Management contract was awarded to existing service provider, Can Pak Environmental Inc., for a term of 3 years commencing on June 1 2018, and to base years 1 and 2 on a status quo service plan for residential and commercial. In addition, Council directed Administration to include the option to extend the contract for 1 or 2 years.

Canada 150 Mosaic Concepts

Three concept drawings by artist Lewis Lavois, were provided through the Canada 150 Mosaic Mural Team, and as recommended through the Recreation, Culture and Parks Board, Council chose one drawing advancing the project. Administration anticipates it will be completed in time for Canada Day July 1 2018.

2018 Blackfalds Days

Council Breakfast Donations

Council was asked to consider extending the hours of the Council Breakfast and to designate a local group or organization to donate the anticipated proceeds from the upcoming 2018 Council Breakfast being held during Blackfalds Days June 16 2018. Council set the hours of the breakfast to run from 0730am to 1030am and designated the ‘Dual Ice Development Society’ as the recipients of any cash donations collected for 2018, with the food bank receiving any donated food items.

Civic Facilities Study and Master Plan Community Consultation Process

Council approved for a public review event and asked that Administration determine a date and time other than the proposed date. Administration will publicly advertise when the date and time are set.

Declaration

June 3 -9 2018 was declared as Seniors’ Week in the Town of Blackfalds.

Parade Invitations

The Town of Eckville and the Village of Clive extended invitations to attend their community events. Councillor Olfert indicated an interest to attend the Town of Eckville parade on behalf of Council. Administration will send regrets to the Village of Clive, due to Blackfalds Days being held the same weekend as their Clive FunFest.

Special Event Permits

Special Events Permits were approved for Blackfalds Days Fireworks and Parade for June 16 2018 and also the Super Kids Triathlon July 7 2018.

AUMA Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project

Council directed Administration to reply to a request from AUMA that the Town of Blackfalds is in support of the resolution and letter being drafted on behalf of Alberta Municipalities to the Federal and Provincial Governments, urging them to support and complete the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project.

Information Items

Council received a number of information items and reports, including the BOLT Transit Review. Council moved for Administration to contact the BOLT Regional Transit Partners, and included Lacombe County as a stakeholder, and to proceed with a formal structure to form a governing committee, alliance or commission for the BOLT Transit Regional Partnership.

Additional

Council reviewed communication received from Alberta Municipal Affairs, inviting Blackfalds Firefighters Bradley Brown, John McCrimmon and Eugene Ostropolski to Edmonton for the Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal presentations being held May 27 2018.

-Submitted by the Town of Blackfalds

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