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Blackfalds Town Council highlights – Nov. 27, 2018

Blackfalds held a regular meeting of Council


Public Facing Crime Mapping Initiative

Presented under delegation and approved under Business. This is a tool used by police forces mapping out crime, showing approximate locations where criminal activity is occurring in a municipality. This provides a method of predicting and possibly preventing future criminal activity. Council approved the initiative and Administration will work to place this on the Town website.

Business Arising

Bylaw Number Correction

Council approved to correct the Cannabis LUB Amending Bylaw

from 1131.18 to 1231.18.

Business Items

Live Scan Fingerprinting Equipment Budget Approval

Council defeated a motion to include this item in the 2019-2022 Budget.

Town of Blackfalds – Local Roadway Speed Limit Reduction

Council approved for residential roads to be reduced to 40 km/hr effective April 15, 2019. Some roads will remain at 50 km/hr and school zones/playgrounds zones will remain at 30 km/hr.

FCSS Grant Funding

Council approved $1,890 for Trauma Informed Educators Training at the Iron Ridge Intermediate Campus.

2019-2022 Operating and Capital Budget Interim Approval

Council approved three separate motions: To approve the 2019 Town of Blackfalds Operating Budget of $26,796,573 and the Capital Budget of $4,300,000 for a Total Budget of $31,096,573 as well as amortization of $5,300,000; To approve the Balanced 2020 to 2022 Town of Blackfalds Operating Budgets Totaling $28.7Million, $29.5Million and $30.1Million respectively, as presented in Appendix C; and To approve the Ten-Year Capital Budget Funding Plan and Ten-Year Capital Projects for a Total Budget of $78,158,078.

Municipal Sustainability Plan 2018 Update

Council and Administration attended an MSP retreat in September and changes through that discussion resulted in Council giving approval to the updated document.

Town of Blackfalds – Municipal Alberta Registries Office

Council approved for Administration to proceed with making application to Service Alberta to establish an Alberta Registries Office in Blackfalds.

IDP/ICF Committee Protocols

Council endorsed the IDP Committee Discussion Protocol with agreed Committee Structure established by Lacombe County and the Town of Blackfalds under the modernized MGA.

Asset Management Capacity Building Cohort Program

Council approved for Administration to proceed with the AUMA program application with the City of Lacombe and potential municipal partners.

Action Correspondence

  • Parade Invitation: Village of Delburne December 8, 2018
  • Central Alberta Regional Assessment Review Board 2019 Recruitment
  • Optimist International Membership Renewal
  • 2019 Prime Ministers Exceptional Educators Award Call for Nominations Jan 1, 2019

Information Items:

Several items were presented as information, including:

  • Early Years Matter Coalition – Take 5 to Make Change

Round Table Discussion

Council shared monthly reports of events and meetings attended.

Approval of Meeting Minutes

Regular Council Minutes from November 13 and Standing Committee Minutes from November 19 were given approval.

Next Regular Council Meeting December 11, 2018 Council Chambers

Next Standing Committee of Council Meeting: December 17, 2018

The public are invited to attend all Regular Council, Standing Committee Meetings and Public Hearings.

-Submitted by the Town of Blackfalds