2019 Mayor for a Day
Eight submissions were received from Grade 6 students at Iron Ridge Intermediate Campus and St. Gregory the Great Catholic School. Sophia Aquirre was named as ‘2019 Mayor for a Day,’ with Alissa Hutchison and Aden Main named as runners-up. Wearing the ‘Chains of Office,’ Sophia sounded the gavel to declare the
meeting open. Sophia will attend various Blackfalds Days events with Council on Saturday, including the Council Pancake Breakfast and the parade.
Business Arising from the Minutes
Blackfalds Girl Guides
Council discussed a proposal from the Recreation, Culture and Parks (RCP) board to do a trial program and subsidize Girl Guides for one year in using Town space for their meetings. Council approved the trial program and will amend the fee bylaws to update definitions to include not-for-profit service groups.
Blackfalds Bike Skills Park Fencing
Council approved a request to utilize funds surplus funds from a Parks & Facilities project to fund the construction of fencing around the Bike Skills park to ensure that the public remains off the park when it is
closed to ensure the long term life of this park.
Recreation, Culture and Parks Board Member-at-Large Resignation
Council formally accepted the resignation of David Dionne from the Blackfalds Recreation,
Culture and Parks Board effective immediately.
Proposed Subdivision S-01-19 to Subdivide Aurora Heights Phase 5A for Residential Lots
Council approved subdivision in Aurora Heights as proposed.
Central Alberta Community Domestic Violence Offender GPS Initiative
Council approved the recommendation from Administration to write a letter or support for the
Central Alberta Community Domestic Violence Offender GPS Initiative – 2019.
Parade Invitation, August 8 – Town of Bentley
Council accepted the invitation and directed Administration to notify the Town of Bentley that Councillor Olfert would attend.
Parade Invitation, July 27 – Town of Bowden
Council accepted for information and advised Administration to notify the Town of Bowden if Councillor Olfert can attend.
Parade Invitation, June 28 – Ponoka Stampede
Council accepted the invitation and directed Administration to notify the Ponoka Stampede that Councillor Olfert would attend.
Parade Invitation, July 13 – Town of Rimbey
Council accepted the invitation and directed Administration to notify the Town of Rimbey that Councillor Olfert and Stendie would attend.
Several items were presented as information, including:
- May 1, 2019 Recreation, Culture and Parks Board Meeting Minutes
- Town Development/Building Permits Comparison
- ARPA Conference
- RDRMUG Council Update
- STARS Horizons Spring 2019
Approval of Meeting Minutes
Regular Council Minutes from May 28, 2019 were given approval.
-Submitted by the Town of Blackfalds