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APRIL 1, 2020

Administration Update on COVID 19 Pandemic
The County Service Centre and Public Works office remain closed to the public.  Staff are working in the office and can be contacted by phone at the County office at 780-663-3730, or by e-mail at administration@beaver.ab.ca. 

Council Update on COVID 19 Pandemic
Council provided an update on the following Committees and how they have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Beaver Municipal Services
  • Beaver Emergency Services Commission
  • Beaver Foundation
  • Beaver Ambulance Society

Beaver Municipal Solutions Transition to a Municipally Controlled Corporation
Council passed a motion that the April 21, 2020, Beaver Municipal Solutions Municipally Controlled Corporation Committee meeting be deferred until the municipalities have had adequate time to the review the Business Plan and associated materials.

Council passed a motion that it be clarified by Beaver Municipal Solutions or by the Beaver Municipal Solutions Municipally Controlled Corporation Committee as to who is to take the initiative to respond to residents regarding their concerns raised in the Cumulative Impact Study and that the information be posted to the Beaver Municipal Solutions website.  

State of Local Emergency
Council discussed the State of Local Emergency; Beaver Emergency Services Commission will advise the County of any updates.

Councillor Remuneration
Council discussed a recommendation from Administration that Council consider an annual salary. 

Council passed a motion to defer the matter to the 2021 Budget deliberations.   

Beaver County Land Leases
At the February 19, 2020, Council meeting, Council held a public hearing regarding the land leases listed below. There were ten members of the public in attendance and one letter regarding the County’s intent to tender for lease was received. Three residents spoke during the public hearing, one in regards to the leased land in Huntington Estates (SE 9-50-20-W4), the other two spoke in regards to the leased land located on NE 10-46-11-W4.  After the public hearing, Council authorized the tender for lease of the properties.

Council approved the following leases for a period of 5 years:

  1. Plan 752 0263, Lot R3 in SE 31-51-19-W4 (13.08 acres) to Lynn Lebirk
  2. Plan 762 1641, Block 1, Lot R1 in SE 9-50-20-W4 (15.37 acres) to Claude Albert
  3. Plan 762 0125, Block 1, Lot R5 in NE 26-50-20-W4 (28.34 acres) to Nicholas Mueller
  4. East half of NE 10-46-11-W4 (77.46 acres)   to Debbie Oracheski

Council approved the following lease for a period of 1 year, subject to approval from the Town of Viking:

  1. Plan 062 2660, Block 2, Lot 6 in NE 35-47-13-W4 (32 acres) to G&R Russnak Farms Ltd.

Request to Name a Road – Township Road 522
Administration received a written request to name a portion of Township Road 522, approximately 3.25 km (2 miles), located between Highway 834 and Range Road 192. The request is to assign the name Chubaty Way, in honour of the applicant’s grandparents. The Chubaty family had a homestead along Township Road 522, where they lived after relocating to Canada.

Council passed a motion to seek community opinion regarding the request to name a portion of Township Road 522 between Secondary Highway 834 and Range Road 192. 

Community Support Requests
Council approve the following the following Community Support grants:

Beaver County Pond Hockey  $1500  
Alta-Vi Memorial Society  $2500  
Beaverhill Players Society  $1500  
Cloverlodge Stampede Association $1500 Subject to confirmation of 2020 Rodeo 
Happy Wanderers  $2500  
Holden Junior Cattlemans Assoc. $1500 Subject to event occurring 
Roman Catholic Cemetery of St. John the Baptist $2500  
Sonshine Daycare, Out of School Care and Preschool $2500  
Spilstead Ladies Society $17,500  
The Gallery O/A Studio 14 Art Association  $1500  
Viking Skating Club  $2500   

Council denied Community Support Grant requests to Holden School for 546.42 as the event not is cancelled due to the school closures and to the Roman Catholic Parish of St John the Baptist for $2500.

Future Dates
Council scheduled a Special Council meeting for Monday, April 6, 2020, commencing at 3:00 pm, via Teleconference.

The next Special Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 6, 2020, commencing at at 3:00 pm.

The next Regular Council Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 2020, commencing at 8:30 am.

Please note: these meetings will be conducted via teleconference. The public may attend Council Chambers to listen to Council proceedings.  Social distancing measures will be implemented and seating is limited. 

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

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