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Highlights of the Blackfalds council meeting – May 28, 2019

Next regular council meeting June 11, 2019


CAO Report

In CAO Thompson’s absence, Council was provided with a printed report

outlining departmental work on services, programs and initiatives in the past month.

Blackfalds Facility Design Review – Feedback Synopsis

Following the April 17 Open House for the proposed Multi-Plex Expansion, the Town received excellent feedback from the Community and this was presented to Council, who approved the next step of the design process which will include cost considerations and design elements.

Municipal Financial Audit – Services Extension

Council directed Administration to enter into a one-year agreement for the continuation of financial audit services from RSM Canada (Red Deer) for the 2019 Fiscal Year.

Waghorn Street Repaving Project – Tender Award

Council awarded the Waghorn Street Repaving Project to Border Paving Ltd. for $167,923.25, with a total cost of $237,236.00.

FCSS Funding Allocation

Council approved the recommendation from the Recreation, Culture and Parks Board to allocate funding to Blackfalds Big Brothers and Sisters for $16,000.00 and to Iron Ridge Intermediate Campus for School Group Work for $1,350.00. Total grant requests received equal $64,902.12 with available funding of $30,000.00.

FCSS Board Member at Large Resignation

Council accepted the resignation of member at large Sherri Klam from the FCSS Board and directed Administration to advertise and recruit for the 2 member at large vacancies on the FCSS Board.

2019 Blackfalds Days

Parade Candy Budget – Council approved a candy budget increase of $150 to a total of $1,150 for Council to distribute at the Blackfalds Days Parade.

Action Correspondence

Proclamation Request – Seniors Week June 2 – 8, 2019

Council proclaimed June 2 – 8, 2019 as Seniors Week in the Town of Blackfalds.

Blackfalds Girl Guides Request

In response to the Girl Guides request for support in finding a new space for their meetings, Council deferred this to the Recreation, Culture and Parks Board for discussion at their June 5, 2019 board meeting with a recommendation to come back to Council from the board for the June 11, 2019 Regular Council Meeting.

Proclamation Request: Built Green Day June 5, 2019

Council accepted as information.

Information Items

  • FCSS Board Minutes March 14, 2019
  • FCSS Board Minutes April 11, 2019
  • MPC Minutes April 23, 2019
  • Lacombe County Council Highlights May 9, 2019
  • Special Event Permit – Blackfalds Days Show and Shine June 15, 2019
  • Alberta Rural Healthy Quarterly 2019 Vol 2 Issue 4

Round Table Discussion

Council presented round table reports highlighting monthly meetings, events and activities. Approval of Meeting Minutes – Council approved both the Regular Council Minutes of May 14,

2019 and Public Hearing Minutes from May 14, 2019.

In-Camera Meetings

Council held a closed meeting to discuss two items under FOIP Section 21 – Intergovernmental Relations.

-Submitted by the Town of Blackfalds

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