Town Council November 27, 2017 regular meeting

Significant updates from the November 27 regular meeting of Peace River Town Council are below. You can view the agenda and all Council items here.

Public Hearing

A public hearing was held regarding Bylaw 2014, an amendment to the Land Use Bylaw, to allow the building of a brewery, distillery, or winery in Peace River. {spoke for against etc} Later in the meeting when the Bylaw came before Council it received second and third reading.


Presentation of Award

Presentation of Government Finance Officers of Alberta (GFOA) award for more information on the award-winning budget tap or click the link above.

Appreciation awards to former members of Council

Three former members of Town Council (2013 – 2017) were presented with service awards during the meeting.

TriRiver Triathalon

Representatives from the TriRiver Triathlon group presented to Council in support of their application for funding from the Council, Grants, Donations, and Funding program. To view the presentation tap or click the link above.

Mighty Peace Tourism 

Representatives from the Mighty Peace Tourism Association presented to council to talk about the work that Mighty Peace Tourism does and their plan for the coming year. To view the presentation tap or click the link above.


Resident Marc Boychuck presented to Council on Homelessness, to view the presentation tap or click the link above.

PurpleRung Foundation

Representatives from Purple Rung presented to Council in support of their development permit application. To view the presentation tap or click the link above.

Bylaw 2006

Bylaw 2006 was given second and third reading by Council. This bylaw will allow the administration to borrow up to $676,300 for the remediation of the slide taking place along 99 Street. A copy of the bylaw may be viewed by tapping or clicking the link above.


Bylaw 2006 was presented to Council on September 11, 2017, Regular Council Meeting. At this meeting, the Bylaw was given first reading. This Bylaw was advertised in the October 25 and November 1, 2017, issues of the Record Gazette.

PRRC Construction Update

The Peace Regional Recreation Centre construction has encountered some impact to its project schedule. This is due to the need to extend over half of the piles, and to drive them deeper to ensure they meet the required depth as per the structural and geotechnical engineering requirements.
As of November 5, 2017, there were 20 piles remaining that need to be resolved. These remaining piles are expected to be resolved over the next two weeks. Overall, the impact to the project schedule has meant an extension by approximately two months for a project completion date of March 2019.

Other significant project work in progress:

  • New transformer being installed by ATCO;
  • Detailed excavation – perimeter grade beams and pile caps completed, working on grade beams and pile caps supporting pre-engineered building;
  • Concrete forms for grade beams – concrete being poured – early weeks of November;
  • Gas main for refrigeration system; and
  • Electrical and plumbing rough.
A view of the construction site on Nov. 27, 2017.

Structural steel along with critical concrete beams are scheduled to begin towards the end of December.

In addition, Administration met with a local basketball club to coordinate the addition of lines for basketball courts in the field house. The club was pleased with the flooring being installed in the building, therefore courts were added to the design for game lines.

A webcam has been installed on the roof of the Peace Regional Pool. This camera will document the process of construction and the demolition of the current arena. Live feed will be available in late November through the Town website.


Live Council Updates

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