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COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS REGULAR MEETING APRIL 20, 2022

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Keep up to date with the Council Meeting Highlights! ........

 

 

 

 

CN Railways

Tyler Banick, Public & Government Affairs AB, BC & NWT Corporate Services, and Anees Hussain, Project Officer, attended the meeting via Zoom.  T. Banick and A. Hussain discussed whistle cessation projects and upcoming CN Railway projects with Council.

Budget 2022 and Mill Rate Bylaw 22-1122

Council approved the 2022 Municipal Budget in the amount of $29,802,677 and passed three readings of Mill Rate Bylaw 22-1122.  Tax notices will be mailed to ratepayers in mid-May.

 

MNP LLP Auditors – 2021 Financial Statements

Benji Waser and Tahner Bowers of MNP LLP attended the Council meeting via Zoom to present the

Beaver County 2021 Financial Statements. Council passed a motion to accept the 2021 Financial

Statements.

National Public Works Week

National Public Works Week is observed each year during the third full week of May.  Public Works

Week raises awareness of the importance of public workers and their contribution to communities by providing an infrastructure of services in transportation, water, wastewater, stormwater treatment, buildings, parks, and emergency services, thus helping make Beaver County a place to call home!

 

Council passed a motion proclaiming May 15 - 21, 2022, National Public Works Week in Beaver County.  The proclamation will remain in effect for five years to coincide with the National Public Works Week set for each year.

 

Clean Energy Improvement Program

The Municipal Government Act authorizes municipalities to establish a Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP) and borrow funds on behalf of participating landowners so that these taxpayers can initiate projects on their property that will increase energy efficiency or the use of renewable energy. CEIP is a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) style program, meaning that project costs are tied to the property rather than the individual and these costs are collected through property taxes over an extended period of time.

 

Residential, non-residential, and farmland properties are eligible. Designated industrial properties are not eligible.  The property must be insured and property taxes must be in good standing for the 5-year period prior to the submission of an application.

 

Council passed a motion directing administration to continue to participate in the Clean Energy Improvement Program (CEIP), develop a CEIP Bylaw, and if approved, to request funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to assist with administrative costs.

 

Insurance for Non-Profit Organizations

Council passed a motion directing administration to review the Community Hall Funding Policy to address the high cost of insurance premiums.

 

BESC – Emergency Management Agency

Council passed a motion to support an application for an ACP grant and establish an RFQ with our

Regional partners and BESC for Emergency Management consulting services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next Regular Council Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, commencing at 9:30 am.

 

The next Regular Governance & Priorities Committee meeting has been scheduled for

Wednesday, April 27, 2022, commencing at 1:00 pm

 

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

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