Highlights from the Governance and Priorities meeting June 3, 2024:

➡️ Layne Gardner, Chair of the Peace River Economic Development Committee, gave a presentation on the committee’s work this year. That included an update on the Rural Renewal Stream, which has seen 34 businesses take part, 161 employees requested, and 79 endorsement letters issued.

➡️ Samuel Mugford, Director of Corporate Services, proposed changes to the Town’s reserve policy. Those would include the creation of dedicated Water, Wastewater, Storm Sewer, and Solid Waste reserves.

➡️ Patrick Fisher, Director of Engineering and Infrastructure, suggested a rebranding of his department to better communicate the actual work and responsibilities involved. The new name would be the Department of Infrastructure and Development.

➡️ Kayla Parsons, Legislative Services Coordinator, gauged council’s interest in the Town again participating in the Municipal Affairs Internship program, which offers an 18-month opportunity to recent post-secondary graduates to work in municipal governance. The program is supported by a grant from the Alberta Community Partnership program.

➡️ Tanya Bell, Director of Community Services, provided condition assessment reports for both the Misery Mountain Ski Hill and the Peace Regional Pool.

As a reminder, no formal decisions are made at Governance and Priorities meetings. They are a vehicle for council to discuss issues ahead of regular meetings.
You can view the agenda and reports included here: https://peaceriver.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/…
And watch it back on livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtTZ-rM8y-w