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COUNCIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
JULY 17, 2019
Bathgate Water Coop Ltd.
Ron Pepper, Chair and Glen Knudslien, Member, Bathgate Water Co-op Ltd. attended the meeting. R. Pepper advised that the waterline project that had been proposed by the Co-op would not be proceeding as it was deemed not financially possible and the executive is proposing that the funds be used for other projects in the community. Clean Harbors has approved the change in the project since the waterline project was deemed not financially possible.
Council advised that they have no objection to the change in project, and will wait for further feedback from the Co-op.
Bylaw 19-1074 – Municipal Parks Bylaw
Council conducted a public hearing to hear arguments for and against Bylaw 19-1074 – Municipal Parks Bylaw. The change to the Municipal Parks Bylaw is to allow some usage (25%) of each park with no limits on maximum length of stay during the season.
Following the Public Hearing Council passed second reading of Bylaw 19-1074. Third reading of the Bylaw was deferred until a campground strategy is developed.
Bylaw 19-1072 – Road Closure Bylaw
Council conducted a public hearing to hear arguments for and against Bylaw 19-1072 – Road Closure Bylaw. The proposed road closure is located between parcels in E½ 10-50-17-W4 and W½ 11-50-17-W4 - 1 mile of RR 172 south of Twp Rd 502.
Following the Public Hearing Council passed a motion to refer the Bylaw to Alberta Transportation for their approval.
Public Hearing – Removal of Designation and Disposal of Municipal Reserve – Plan 762 1641, Block 1, Lot R1
Council reconvened the Public Hearing to hear arguments for and against the removal of designation and disposal of Municipal Reserve – Plan 762 1641, Block 1, Lot R1. The purpose for acquiring the reserve land is to facilitate access to a proposed subdivision located on the northeast corner of SW 9-50-20-W4
Following the Public Hearing Council denied the request to remove the municipal reserve designation and dispose of the reserve lot in Plan 762 1641; Block 1; Lot R1 in SE 9-50-20-W4.
MNP LLP – Beaver Municipal Solutions – Municipal Controlled Corporation
MNP LLP has been engaged by the municipal stakeholders to conduct a review of the Beaver Municipal Solutions Municipal Controlled Corporation proposal. Chris Lavin and Stephan Rogers, MNP LLP attended the meeting and provided an overview of the project.
Waiver of Tax Penalty – Roll #200183204
A request of waiver of penalty was received from the landowners of Roll #200183204 on November 27, 2018 for the November 1, 2018 penalty assessed on their overdue account. County Council reviewed the landowner’s request to waive the November penalty at the December 19, 2018 Council Meeting. Council denied the request to waive tax penalties of $378.84. Administration did not advise the landowners of Council’s decision and therefore they did not pay the outstanding amount before the second (6%) penalty of $22.73 was applied on January 16, 2019.
Council waived the January 16, 2019 tax penalty of $22.73 for Roll # 200183204.
Waiver of Tax Penalty – Roll #810004003
On December 11, 2018, a request to waive the tax late-payment penalty was received from the property owner of Roll #810004003. County Council reviewed the property owner’s request to waive the November penalty at the December 19, 2018 Council Meeting. Council denied the request to waive tax penalties of $1,022.66. Administration did not advise the property owner of Council’s decision and therefore the outstanding amount was not paid before the second (6%) penalty of $61.36 was applied on January 16, 2019.
Council waived the January 16, 2019 tax penalty of $61.36 for Roll #810004003
Insurance Claim Policy
Council directed administration to prepare an amendment to the Insurance Claims Policy and Administrative Procedure to include a protocol in the case of dissatisfaction with the adjuster’s decision.
Claim for Crop Damage
Council denied the request for compensation from the complainant regarding alleged damages to cropland in SW 5-50-19-W4.
Council directed administration to explore a communications strategy for all County activities for Council’s future consideration.
Grader Tender – 2019 Patrol Tenders
Council approved the purchase of two new John Deere 872GP motor graders with the 6YR/9000HR warranties and snow wings from Brandt for a cost of $479,000 each plus GST, to be delivered by September 30, 2019.
Grader Tender – 2019 Patrol and Spare Grader
Council approved the purchase of one new John Deere 872GP motor grader with the 6YR/9000HR warranty and snow wing from Brandt for a cost of $479,000 to be delivered by September 30, 2019 and to keep the 2015 CAT 160M grader as a spare.
Railway Crossing – Township Road 462 and Range Road 105
Council directed administration to begin negotiations with CN railways to build a crossing at Township Road 462 or Range Road 105.
Council requested that the Chief Administrative Officer’s from Beaver Municipal Solutions, Beaver Emergency Services Commission, Highway 14 Regional Water Services Commission and Beaver Foundation be invited to provide a 10 minute update at the next Beaver Regional Partnership meeting.
The next Committee of the W hole meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 7, 2019, commencing at 8:30 am.
The next Regular Council Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 2019, commencing at 8:30 am.
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