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COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
JUNE 17, 2020
VIA TELECONFERENCE 

Logan Cemetery Road Access
Council discussed the issue regarding the Logan Cemetery Road access.  It was the consensus of Council to take no action on the matter at this time.

Public Hearing – Road Closure Bylaw 20-1087– Range Road 210
Council held a Public Hearing to hear objections or comments regarding the County’s intent to temporarily close and lease the Road Allowance West of SW 7-50-20-W4 (Range Road 210).

The area of land has been leased by a tenant for many years, and the tenant has placed a gate across the existing road allowance which blocks public access. A temporary road closure will allow the tenant to keep the existing gate and prevent the public from trespassing onto their private property.  

There were no members of the public at the hearing, nor were there any submissions received regarding the County’s intent to temporarily close and lease the Road Allowance West of SW 7-50-20-W4 (Range Road 210).

Following the Public Hearing, Council passed a motion to refer Bylaw 20-1087 to Alberta Transportation for their approval.

Carey Ridge Road
Council passed a motion that Carey Ridge Road be included in the 5-year road plan that includes oiling and that administration come back with a cost for a terracem surface.

Asset Management Capacity-Building Cohort Program
Council passed a motion to participate in an asset management capacity-building cohort program.

The Rural Municipalities of Alberta, in collaboration with Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and Infrastructure Asset Management Alberta has received funding under the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’  Municipal Asset Management Program to develop and deliver group learning cohorts in which participants will work together to build their asset management capacity.

The cohort will provide participants an opportunity to learn about the basics of asset management, how to implement asset management processes into municipal operations and decision-making, and develop, at minimum, an asset management policy, strategy, and internal asset management team.

Hardsurfacing – Range Road 182
Councillor Hrabec advised that a resident on Range Road 182 was concerned that the wet spot on the road needed rebuilding before the hardsurfacing was applied. 

Dan Blackie, Superintendent of Transportation, advised that this was not required with the product that was being used to hardsurface the road.

Gravel
Council passed a motion directing administration to purchase 3" crush and to stay under the dollar threshold requiring public tendering on Alberta Purchasing Connection for immediate delivery and to use reserve funds for purchase.

Priority Based Budgeting – Next Steps
Council reviewed the next steps in the Priority Based Budgeting process.

Council passed a motion authorizing administration to list Equity Industrial Park available lots with several real estate agents and to ensure adequate highway signage and footprint of the park.

Drainage Issues – Storvold Moses
Council passed a motion authorizing administration to speak to the affected landowners regarding the Aspen Estates drainage issue to see if there is a resolution to the problem.         

Enforcement of Drainage Complaints Policy
Council approved the Enforcement of Drainage Complaints Policy with the addition of the following clause:

f) drainage concerns will be followed up as soon as resources permit.

Wetland Compensation Policy
Council passed a motion that Council forward a letter to Alberta Environment Minister advising of the emerging situation and the seemingly contradicting legislation and also to send a copy to MLA Lovely and MLA Wilson and the Minister of Municipal Affairs.

Beaver Municipal Solutions Good Neighbour Grant
Councillor Smook requested comments and input from Council regarding the Beaver Municipal Solutions Good Neighbour Grant.

Closed Session – Land Issues 
Council passed a motion directing administration to send a letter to D. Horinek advising that if a written presentation outlining the concerns he has raised is not received by July 31 2020, County Council will not entertain or hear his concerns regarding this matter.

Public Hearing – Beaver Municipal Solutions Transition to a Municipally Controlled Corporation
Council conducted a Public Hearing to hear comments regarding Beaver County’s intention to incorporate and control a corporation pursuant to the Business Corporations Act at 6:02 pm.

Four members of the public were in attendance.

Beaver Municipal Solutions Administration were in attendance to answer questions from Council.

Written submission were reviewed with Council from the following:

  1. Al Reynolds
  2. John Hunter
  3. Kevin McCoy
  4. Brian Strilchuk

There were no requests for any oral presentations.

The Public Hearing was closed at 6:25 pm.

Council passed a motion to conduct a Public Hearing regarding Beaver Municipal Solutions Transition to a Municipally Controlled Corporation on July 15, 2020, commencing at 1:00 pm.

Future Dates
The next Regular Council Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 15, 2020, commencing at 8:30 am at the Ryley Community Hall.  This will be Regular meeting, Public attendance at the hall will be allowed, physical distancing will be maintained

Council will conduct a Public Hearing regarding Beaver Municipal Solutions Transition to a Municipally Controlled Corporation on July 15, 2020, commencing at 1:00 pm at the Ryley Community Hall.

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

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