Council Newswire: March 29

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Town Council March 29, 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.

Public Order Bylaw

Members of the Peace Regional RCMP were on hand at Council’s meeting to answer question related to police efforts to pass a Public Order Bylaw. This item was brought to Council as information only.
During their presentation the RCMP stated the intention of the bylaw would be to offer an alternative to the criminal code, which can result in a criminal record, for more ‘nuisance’ type infractions, such as drinking in public, littering etc.
Council asked to review the document – it will also be reviewed by the Town’s legal consul.
You can view the draft prepared by the RCMP here.

Supporting Local Sports

Two requests for support came to Council Monday night from local youth sports groups.
Peewee Football League asked for support regarding the purchase of uniforms and equipment needed to help the club grow. Council voted to grant them $1000.
Additionally Peace River Aboriginal Hockey was seeking support to travel to Edmonton for the Aboriginal Hockey Provincials. Council voted to grant them $500 for travel and support.

Northwest Alberta Emergency Resource Agreement

Last summer wildfires raged across the wildlands near High Level. The Town at the time requested help from the province’s fire departments, many, including Peace River, answered and set supplies and or people to fight the fires.
Following that incident the Town of High Level put together an agreement that would facilitate and simplify the sharing of resources during a large scale emergency. This agreement would help ensure the right resources are delivered when and where they’re needed. It also greatly assists municipalities in managing the costs and expenses associated with sudden unexpected emergencies.