Town Council December 11, 2017, regular meeting
Significant updates from the December 11 regular meeting of Peace River Town Council are below. You can view the agenda and all Council items here.
Council Grants, Donations & Funding
Attracting and retaining quality events and activities for the Town of Peace River is a key mechanism in promoting tourism, economic and community development Council’s policy on Grants Donations and Funding aims to help achieve that.
This year council has budgeted $50,000 for these types of groups and programs. The plan is to disperse the money in equal quarterly installments where possible.
These events and activities have a positive effect on the quality of life of the community as a whole. Council wishes to ensure that budgeted funds are allocated to events and activities that will enhance the Town’s reputation not only as a tourist destination but also as an attractive place to reside and to conduct business. At the same time, Council recognizes its duty and responsibility to the ratepayers of Peace River to ensure its funds are used in the most productive and meaningful manner.
This meeting council weighed requests from each group. Below is a list of each group, whether their application was approved and so for much. To view the complete application please click on the name of the group.
Click for more info and instructions on how to apply for the Council Grants, Donations & Funding Program.
Peace Regional Airshow – $0
Peace River Winter Swim Club Swim Meet – $1472
Peace River Women’s Shelter Festival of Trees Children’s Event – $0
Peace Region Dance Society Dance Festival – $1000
Peace River and District Chamber of Commerce Diamond Davis Business Awards – $1250
Carnaval de St-Isidore – $1000
TriRiver Triathalon Event Sponsorship – $2500
Underground Music Society – Deferred, more info requested.
Council approved the interim operating budget summarized below.
Municipalities require an operating budget to operate from day-to-day, the Alberta Municipal Government Act also requires municipalities to pass a balanced budget each year. Deliberations for the 2018 budget are beginning in January. As a result, Council approved the following interim budget, which is 50 percent of the approved 2017 budget. Full details on the 2017 budget are available online, details about the 2018 budget process are also online.
In June 2016 the Town of Peace River was made aware of the PurpleRung foundation and their goal of building transitional housing structures in Peace River.
Since then we have worked with the group and contributed $3750 towards assistance with their foundation. Recently the issue of homelessness has been a discussion topic in the community, as a result, Town Council requested staff provide a briefing note outlining the process over the last 18 months. To view the original briefing note click here or the link in the title. The timeline from the briefing note is presented below, however, additional details including a copy of the[table “37” not found /]
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