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SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
June 12, 2019
Insurance Claim (SW 5-50-19-W4M)
Council wishes to visit the site and review the insurance and drainage matter before making a decision on the claim submitted to Beaver County.
Road Construction Agreement (Township Road 480 and Range Road 132)
Council provided direction that administration communicate two options to the developer:
- Construct the road to a 9m wide standard on a cost share basis (2/3 County, 1/3 developer) and no road use agreement. The road may or may not be upgraded this year due to construction timing and delays;
- Construct the road to a lesser width (7-7.5m) on a cost share basis (2/3 County, 1/3 developer), but with soil cement and Chip Seal, and no road use agreement. The road should be complete before freeze up 2019.
Council directed administration to accept the road repairs proposed by West-Can Seal Coating Inc. for roads completed by West-Can in 2018.
BMS Due Diligence Report
Council approved the hiring of MNP LLP to provide due diligence advice to Beaver County regarding the creation of a Municipally Controlled Corporation to advance the business interests of Beaver Municipal Solutions. The maximum cost approved under the contract will be $37,500 plus GST.
BMS Letter of Intent
Council approved the signing of a Letter of Intent to communicate that Beaver County is supportive of the efforts being made by BMS in providing excellent service to customers and this should not be affected by the formation of a Municipally Controlled Corporation.
Campground Reservation System
Council heard a presentation from Cameron Sandboe from Camp Reservations Canada, which provides online booking and reservation systems for campgrounds.
Council heard a presentation from Lavonne Svenson and Dawn Chrystian of Beaver County Community Adult Learning Council about the services they provide and service areas being targeted in 2019.
Campground Bylaw Review
Council directed that staff prepared amendments to the Municipal Parks Bylaw to allow up to 25% of the sites at County campgrounds be made available on a long term or seasonal basis.
Capital Equipment Purchase
Council approve the purchase of one new Dynapac Packer from NC Equipment at a price of $190,391, plus the cost of a terrameter.
Youth Outstanding Achievement
Council approved financial support in the amount of $223.53 to Jasleen Kaur, who competed at the 2019 ASAA Highschool Badminton Provincials.
Strategic Priorities Update
Council approved Strategic Priorities for 2019. The top 5 priorities for Council follow:
- SERVICE CAPACITY REVIEW
- RURAL CRIME WATCH STRATEGY SESSION
- WATER MANAGEMENT STRATEGY RFP
- AG POLICY REVIEW (MSP INITIATIVES) BY COUNCIL
- BMS MUNICIPAL CONTROLLED CORPORATION DECISION
Resolution Regarding Tire Recycling Fee
Council tabled the decision regarding the request for a resolution to Rural Municipalities of Alberta to eliminate certain tire recycling levies.
Councillor Smook expressed concern about recent communications. Council discussed appropriate communication protocols to ensure all of County Council is adequately informed of issues being discussed.
Support Canadian Energy
Deputy Reeve Hrabec indicated that he and Reeve Kallal had participated in the Support Canadian Energy Campaign at the FCM conference in Quebec City and he will be volunteering his time to work with the RMA board on this initiative. Council passed a motion endorsing the Support Canadian Energy Program.
Surveillance Cameras – Hamlet of Bruce
Council heard from Al Reynolds, a resident of Bruce, requesting that Council install a security camera system in the Hamlet of Bruce, with costs ranging from $9,229.50 to $16,380.
The next Committee of the W hole meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019, commencing at 8:30 am.
The next Regular Council Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 17th, 2019, commencing at 8:30 am.
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