Council Newswire: September 26

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Town Council September 26, 2016 regular meeting

Significant updates from the regular meeting of Peace River Town Council are below. You can view the agenda and all Council items here.

Supporting Rural Mail Delivery and Services

A presentation from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) resulted in the passing of a motion to support their drive to maintain and expand services in the north. As Canada Post works to find new ways to structure their company, rural residents, particularly in the north have seen service levels decrease. In an effort to remain viable CUPW has been seeking support from northern municipalities regarding possible service expansion ideas, including but not limited to banking services and internet service provision. Council passed a motion to write a letter in support of CUPW’s request.

Supporting Victims Services

The Peace Regional Victims Services presented to Council to provide an update on the work that they do. The services are funded on a per capita basis from council, they also receive funds from donors and through the province. Victims Services provides support for victims and the families of victims of crime as they go through the justice system, they also help connect them with resources for ongoing care.

Physician Attraction and Retention

Terms of reference for the Peace Regional Physician Attraction Committee was passed in Council. The committee is focused on attracting and retaining doctors and medical professions in the Peace area. Retention is important for ensuring continuity of medical services in Peace River, particularly in the family medicine field. With the terms of reference passed the committee will be able to move ahead with its work.
A summery is available here.

Tender Awarded for Pat’s Creek Phase II

Following up on last year’s work, the second phase of the Pat’s Creek rehabilitation project was awarded. The successful applicant has worked on this project in the past and the Town and our partners are confident they will continue to provide quality work.
Details on the tender request is available here.
The Pat’s Creek rehabilitation project is a two phase project, funded largely (90%) through the Alberta Community Resilience Fund. It began in 2014 after the culvert broke flooding part of downtown Peace River. More details on the Pat’s Creek Culvert Rehabilitation project are available here.

2015 Audited Financial Statements

The Town’s 2015 Audited Financial Statements were presented to council for review and adoption. Council accepted the statements as presented – you can view them by following this link.