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Highlights of the Blackfalds regular council meeting – June 11, 2019

Next regular council meeting is June 25, 2019


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.

Action Correspondence

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.

Information Items:

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

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