Council Newswire: February 13

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Town Council February 13, 2017 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.

Airport Operations Updated

Over the last year there have been a number of major changes at the operations level at the Peace River Airport. During Monday’s meeting Council approved a new operating bylaw, which includes and updated fees schedule.

The updated fees bring the Peace River Airport in line with other regional airports regarding landings are billed. It also removes landing fees for small private aircraft and includes an update to the parking rates. Full details are available here.

Additionally in another motion Council also approved the Peace River Airport funding agreement. That agreement is signed by all the municipalities involved and solidifies the funding structure.

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.

North Peace Navigators – Denied, because the policy does not provide for general operating funds.
Peace Region Dance Society – Granted $1,500
Alberta Pond Hockey – Sponsored $3,500
Women of the North – Sponsored $2,000
Peace Regional Performing Arts Society – Referred to the next meeting for more info
Carnaval de St. Isidore – Sponsored $1,000