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SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
October 10, 2019

Beaver Municipal Services Municipally Controlled Corporation Due Diligence Review
Chris Lavin and Stephen Rogers of MNP, attended the meeting and presented the Beaver Municipal Services Municipally Controlled Corporation Due Diligence Review Final Report.

Gravel Pit Update
Council directed administration to consult with the neighbouring landowner and find out what his expectations and possibilities are regarding our involvement. 

Blackfoot Grazing Reserve
Council passed a motion to accept the Agricultural Fieldman’s report regarding Common Tansy in the Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area as information and follow up with the included recommendations.

Council also approved a grant of $5,000.00 from the BMS Community Sponsorship fund to help the Blackfoot Grazing Reserve Association with bills incurred for Tansy control spraying at the Blackfoot Grazing Reserve.

Township Road 462
Council deferred the matter of Township Road 462 due to financial implications at this time and directed administration to contact Alberta Transportation with the possibility of signage showing large equipment turning ahead.

Township Road 502 – Change Signage
Council passed a motion to change the signage on Township Road 502, from Secondary Highway 854 to Secondary Highway 857, to remove yield signs on Township Road 502.

Secondary Highway 834 and 626
Council declined the offer to accept responsibility for Secondary Highway 834 and Secondary Highway 626 after construction of the Tofield Bypass.

Resident Request Firearms Bylaw
A request had been received from a Beaver County resident to adopt a Firearms Bylaw.  Council passed a motion directing administration to publish the regulations for firearm use (section 52) of the Wildlife Act in the Beaver County Chronicle and on the Beaver County Website.

Policing Survey
Council completed a survey on a proposed police costing model from the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General.

Beaver Municipal Services Surplus Revenue Policy re: Method of Payment
Council approved the amended Beaver Municipal Services Surplus Revenue Policy.  The amendment includes changes as follows:

Grants Payable to Organizations

  1. Recipients of grants under the Policy will be required to submit an invoice (and any other information requested by Council motion) prior to payment of the grant.

BMS Waste Bin Benefit Area

  1. Upon receipt of an invoice from Beaver Municipal Solutions, Beaver County will forward payment for the monthly tipping fee for rural residential waste collection bins in the BMS Waste Bin Benefit Area. Invoice details will include customer name and municipal address.

Beaver Municipal Services Surplus Revenue Policy re: Waste Bin Benefit Area 
Council  directed administration to prepare another option with a four mile radius of the center of NE 10-50-17-W4 and including all households located on properties within or intersected by that radius as well as grandfathering in any original waste bin benefit area households.

Council requested that a letter be forwarded to BMS requesting that the Good Neighbour Grant to Beaver County be increased to be equal with the amount given to the Village of Ryley.

Holden Library 2018 Shared Services Over Expenditure
Council confirmed the 2018 shared services grant to the Village of Holden for the County’s share of the Holden Library’s 2018 deficit in the amount of $13,012.

County Vision, Goals, Results and Strategic Plan
Council approved the following Vision Statement, Goals, and Results:

Vision Statement

Beaver County: We are an innovative leader in food, energy, and housing.

     Goal:           Our lifestyle options are known as a strength.

     Results:      We have unique recreation opportunities in the community.

                        Our farming history has solidified our culture.

                        Acreage and country residential development attracts new citizens.

                        Our urban and rural communities in the region are growing in a sustainable manner.

     Goal:           Citizens benefit from our diverse assessment base.

     Results:      We have an industrial park.

                        Many new agricultural businesses have started operations.

                        We have a new seed plant.

                        There are numerous greenhouses in our community.

                        We see more businesses supporting our industry.

     Goal:           We are seen as leaders in the Capital Region.

     Results:      We are recognized for our efforts in Priority-Based Budgeting.

                        Our relationship with our municipal partners is seen as an example for others.

                        We drive innovation in waste management.

                        Niche crop development starts here.

                        Unique advancements in energy form part of our reputation.

     Goal:           We are confident in the stability of our infrastructure investments.

     Results:      We have a long-term plan for our road network.

                        We have a financial plan in place to support our community assets.

                        Drainage plans are in place.

                        Industrial assessment has grown.

                        Municipal equipment is in sound condition

 Council also approved a change in the scope of the work plan for Phase I of the Priority-Based Budgeting project to include development of a strategic plan.

Inter-Municipal Collaboration Framework Agreements – Holden
Council approved the following inter-municipal collaboration framework agreements with the Village of Holden:

  1. Dust control,
  2. Road construction (template),
  3. Weed inspection (Beaver County Seed Cleaning Plant Co-Op),
  4. Sewage system monitoring,
  5. Paragon Theatre operating costs.

Minburn/Beaver ICF/IDP Deadline Extension Request
Council authorized the submission of a joint letter of request with Minburn County to the Minister of Municipal Affairs for an extension to April 1, 2021 to complete the Minburn/Beaver Inter-municipal Collaboration Framework and Inter-municipal Development Plan.

Wainwright/Beaver ICF/IDP Deadline Extension Request
Council authorized the submission of a joint letter of request with the Municipal District of Wainwright to the Minister of Municipal Affairs for an extension to April 1, 2021 to complete the Wainwright/Beaver Inter-municipal Collaboration Framework and Inter-municipal Development Plan.

Meeting with MLA and RPAC regarding Clean Harbors
Reeve Kallal was invited to a meeting with MLA Jackie Lovely by the Ryley Public Advisory Committee.  It was the consensus of Council that administration send the previously submitted Statement of Concern to MLA Lovely for information.

Future Dates
Council scheduled an Organizational meeting for October 16, 2019, commencing at 8:30 am.

The next Regular Council Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 16, 2019, following the Organizational meeting.

The next Committee of the Whole meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 6, 2019, commencing at 8:30 am.

For more information, contact Beaver County toll free at 1-866-663-1333 or 780-663-3730.

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