Town Council April 10, 2017 regular meeting
Significant updates from the April 10 regular meeting of Peace River Town Council are below. You can view the agenda and all Council items here.
Daycare Receives Provincial Subsidy
Council heard from Jeannette Danks the president of the Peace River Childcare Association, she answered questions regarding the recently announced Provincial pilot project expansion to provide $25 a day daycare. Council was assured that the reduction in costs would be applied to all current students, with an additional 20 spots available for the reduced rate.
In 2015, Peace River Town Council and Northern Sunrise County contributed $250,000 towards the reconstruction of the daycare, this helped them to rebuild following a 2014 fire as a bigger facility. As a result, the Town and Council were delighted with the inclusion of Sugarplum Tree Daycare in the Province’s expanded pilot project and the investment in childcare in Peace River.
RCMP Community Enforcement Priorities
Policing services in Peace River are contracted to the RCMP. Each year they meet with Council regarding enforcement priorities. These priorities are set by council and addressed by the RCMP throughout the year.
Councillors indicated a number of priorities; the most frequently referenced priorities are listed below in descending order of frequency.
- Drug distribution/dealing in the community.
- Increasing foot and bike patrols through parks and other areas inaccessible to vehicles.
- Work with Community Peace Officer to address speeding, distracted driving and other traffic related issues.
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Each year the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). During their presentation they touched on a number of topics from the state of the industry, the impacts of climate change and wildlife habitat, specifically caribou.
CAO Earns Certified Local Government Manager
During their meeting Council congratulated CAO Christopher J. Parker on his successful application for Certified Local Government Manager (CLGM). CAO Parker will recieve his certificate and pin at a ceremony later in May.
The CGLM designation requires years of study plus a minimum of five years of practical work as a local government manager. While not a requirement for a CAO, a CGLM designation is a standard of excellence recognized broadly.
Christopher J. Parker joined the Town of Peace River in October 2015. You can view the letter sent to council here.
Rail Safety Week to be Proclaimed
Rail safety week will be proclaimed in Peace River from April 24 to April 30. Peace River is a community that has grown up around a railroad and the Town of Peace River supports all efforts to promote safety around trains, railroads and rail yards.
Live Council updates
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