Highlights of the Blackfalds regular Council meeting – Jan. 8, 2019

The next Blackfalds Council meeting will be on Jan. 22, 2018

Business Arising

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.

Business Items

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.

Action Correspondence

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.

Information Items

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.

In-Camera Discussion

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

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