Talk of the Town – Mayor and Council Submissions:
A rotation schedule, to October 2019, was presented for monthly submissions of Councillors Corner in the Town Utility Newsletter. This initiative expands public engagement and communication of Council.
Multi-Plex RFP – Design & Construction Drawings Award
Council approved to award this phase of the facility expansion project to ACI Architects Inc. at a submitted bid cost of $743,355.00.
Municipal Cannabis Transition Program
Council approved for the Town of Blackfalds to participate in this Provincial program and directed Administration to apply for funding by the deadline of February 1, 2019.
Traffic Bylaw – Amending Bylaw Deferral
Council received information from Administration that this Bylaw will be deferred for a legal review to ensure it meets requirements in all areas.
Policy 134.19 – Public Donation Policy
Council approved the Public Donation Policy, which is to set out the circumstances under which the Town of Blackfalds Council may approve financial donations or donations of resources by request of individuals, community groups and/or organizations within the community and region.
Municipally Controlled Corporation – Registry Office
Council accepted the Registry Office Business Plan and set a Public Hearing date of February 12, 2019 for the purpose of creating a Municipally Controlled Corporation (MCC) to operate an Alberta Registries Office in the Civic Cultural Centre (Town Office) in the Town of Blackfalds.
DIDS – Raise the Rink Event April 6 2019 Council directed Administration to purchase a table of 8 for attendance of members of Council and Administration.
Several items were presented as information, including:
- Development and Building Permit Monthly Report – December 2018
- Blackfalds Protective Services Monthly Report – December 2018
- Blackfalds Historical Society Annual Report – October 2018
- Lacombe County Council Highlights December 13, 2018
- AB Muni Affairs MCTP Grant Funding Eligibility
- AB Gov Municipal Councils and Library Boards Roles/Responsibilities
- Enmax AE Today Issue 4 2018 (council reading tray)
- The River Current Winter 2019 (council reading tray)
- Vesta Energy Red Deer River Water Diversion Application
Approval of Meeting Minutes
Regular Council Minutes from December 11 2018 were given approval.
FOIP Section 24. Once out of in camera, Council approved a revised organizational structure for Infrastructure and Property Services, which includes the creation of an Infrastructure Services Manager. The employment opportunity is posted and open until January 20, 2019. More information is available on the Town website under Careers.
Next Regular Council Meeting – January 22 2019
Next Standing Committee of Council Meeting: January 14 2019
The public is invited to attend all Regular Council, Standing Committee Meetings and Public Hearings
-Submitted by the Town of Blackfalds