Council Newswire: Feb. 8

council news

Updates from the Feb. 8, 2016 regular meeting of Peace River Town Council. You can view the agenda here.

Proposed Fee Changes for Town Services

First reading was given to Bylaw 1977 (fees and charges) which sets the price that users and user groups pay the Town to use municipal facilities.
While our fees do not recover the costs of operating these facilities, they do allow us to offset the expenses somewhat, ensuring well kept fields and facilities. In addition to giving the bylaw first reading Council directed administration to take the proposed bylaw back to the user groups who will be affected, to garner feedback. The proposed updates to the bylaw, which were presented to Council can be viewed here.

Council Supports Initiatives to End Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence

Following a presentation by the Peace River Community Collaborative Group, Peace River Town Council voted in favour of contributing $2500, from Council’s Grant-to-Groups fund to assist the group in their proposal.
Made up of front-line caregivers, from emergency responders to social and health care workers, Peace River Community Collaborative Group is an attempt to address issues related to domestic violence in the community. It builds a support network for those working with everyone involved, from survivors to offenders, to learn from each other. In addition to providing a key networking and collaborative learning opportunity this group will also help facilitate an art therapy project aimed at tackling the issue of domestic and intimate-partner violence or abuse. Their application is available online.

March is Fraud Prevention Month

Council has officially proclaimed March Fraud Prevention month in Peace River
Working with the Peace Regional RCMP, the Town of Peace River will be promoting fraud awareness and how to avoid being victimized by these crimes.
Check out our website in March for more information.

The next regular Council meeting is Feb. 22, 2016 beginning at 5pm