May 9, 2022 Council Highlights
Posted May 12, 2022
The following is a summary of decisions made by Town Council during its May 9, 2022, Regular Meeting. For an audio recording of this meeting please check the bottom of this page. The agenda and attachments are available here: Peace River – Document Center (civicweb.net)
1. Dianne Lavoie – Thank You from Council for service to the community
Town and Council extend their gratitude and thank Dianne Lavoie for 25 years of service within the community.
2. Dennis Simoneau – Urban beekeeping
A motion to direct Administration to bring a report on a potential beekeeping Bylaw to a future Council meeting was carried.
3. Cheri Peterson – Presentation of 2021 Annual Financial Statements
The 2021 Annual Financial Statement can be accessed on our Reports page.
Motions to provide first, second, and third readings of Bylaw 2116, the 2022 Tax Rate Bylaw was carried.
Motions to provide first, second, and third readings of Bylaw 2117, the 2022 Utility Rate Bylaw was carried.
Motions to provide first, second, and third readings of Bylaw 2118, the 2022 Fees and Charges Bylaw was carried.
The motion for Council to approve the 2021 Audited Financial Statements was carried.
2. Request for Decisions re: Proclamation of Public Works Week, National AccessAbility Week, Economic Development Week
The motions to proclaim May 9 – 13, 2022 as Economic Development Week, May 15 – 21 as Public Works Week, and May 29 – June 4, 2022 as AccessAbility Week were carried.
A motion to approve the revised Sick Leave Policy was carried.
4. Request for Decision re: Write-off of Uncollectible Business License fees (document published May 6, 2022)
A motion to write off of $32,098 in uncollectible business licences was carried.
A motion to appoint Councillor Ford to the proposed Community Mental Health Task Force until the 2022 Organizational Meeting was carried.
A motion to enable Council to attend the opening ceremony on June 16 and for the Mayor or designate to bring greetings on behalf of the Town was carried.
A motion to adopt the Social Media Participant Use Policy as presented was carried.
A motion to enable Council to attend the 2022 Neighbourhood Infrastructure Renewal Open House on May 18, 2022, at Athabasca Hall was carried.
A motion to repeal P-32-03-A Unpaved Road and Lane/Alley Maintenance Policy and D-12-1997-01 Contractor’s Hiring Checklist Policy was carried.
A motion for Council to extend a formal invitation to Woodland Cree First Nation was carried.
11. Request for Decision re: Establishment of Investment Saving Account and Capital Investment Saving Account (document published May 6, 2022)
A motion to approve establishing an additional banking account with ATB was carried.
A motion to enable Council to attend the LGFF municipal engagement session on May 17 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm was carried.
A motion to appoint Nasar Iqbal and Katelyn Martineau to the Community Services Board for three-year terms as public members at large was carried.
Both reports were accepted for information.
A motion to enable Council to attend the EOEP Course on Land Use and Development Approvals was carried.
Information items 2 and 3 were accepted for information.