< Back to News
COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
JUNE 2, 2021
via WEBCONFERENCE - ZOOM
Beaver County Victim Services
Karlana Noel, Program Manager, Ara Victoor, Assistant Program Manager and Jaylynn Umphrey, Assistant Program Manager, Beaver County Victim Services, attended the meeting and provided Council with an update on the activities of the Beaver County Victim Services.
Muriel Hill – Range Road 124
Muriel Hill, Beaver County resident, attended the meeting and discussed the recent decision by Council to remove the 75% weight restriction on Range Road 124 from Township Road 490 – 492 allowing for 100% axle weight.
Landflood – Fee for Services
Council passed a motion to amend the Level of Service Overland Drainage Policy and the Level of Service Pest Control Policy. As well Council passed three reading of Bylaw 21-1109, Fee for Services Bylaw.
At the May 19, 2021, Council meeting, Council directed administration to bring forward the County’s water management policies for review and fee for service discussion. Council also engaged Agricultural Service Board Public Members at Large for additional input regarding beaver dam removal on private lands regardless of the County holding a license on a waterway or not.
The amendment to the Level of Service Overland Drainage Policy. the Level of Service Pest Control Policy and Bylaw 21-1109 – Fee for Services will allow for a 50% cost-share with landowners who wish to have the County remove beaver dams on their lands.
2021 Budget Highlights
Council reviewed the amended 2021 Budget Highlights and confirmed the format and content.
It is intended that this document be a handy reference for Council as well as a public information document to be posted on the County’s website.
2020 Interest Revenue
At the May 19, 2021 Council meeting, Council requested additional information regarding the interest revenue in 2020. Administration presented a report summarizing the interest earned by month on each type of investment.
Bylaw 21-1108 -Multiple Voting Stations Bylaw
Council passed three readings of Bylaw 21-1108 – Multiple Voting Stations Bylaw. The Bylaw allows the Returning Officer to designate more than one voting station for each voting subdivision in the municipal election.
Clean Energy Improvement Program
Accessing affordable financing is one of the biggest barriers property owners face when deciding to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades.
The Clean Energy Improvement Program is a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)-style program that helps people make energy efficient upgrades to their properties without having to put money down. The cost of the upgrade is recovered through the owner’s property taxes.
Property owners who choose to make improvements would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create jobs, stimulate local economies and save money on their energy bills.
Council directed Administration to bring back more information of the program to a subsequent Council meeting.
Closed Session - Division 2, Section 17 of Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act – Disclosure harmful to personal privacy (Personnel)
After a recorded vote Council passed a motion that Council authorize a third-party Organizational review of Beaver County including directors, managers, structure, strengths, weaknesses, community relationships. staff, customer service, current and past contractors; to address a fair and equitable evaluation, subject to approval of third-party by Council
Council passed a motion directing Administration to request that Brownlee Law forward a letter to a Beaver County ratepayer regarding an incident.
The next Regular Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 16, 2021, commencing at 8:30 am, to be conducted via Zoom.
For more information, contact Beaver County toll free at 1-866-663-1333
Did you know our website is a useful way to get the information you need.