September 12, 2022 Council Highlights
Posted September 18, 2022
Active Transportation Grant Moving Forward
Alsiha Mody, Manager of Planning & Development, presented a Request for Decision to the Council regarding the Canada Active Transportation Fund. In order to move forward and enter an agreement with the Active Transportation Fund, a resolution was required.
At the July 11, 2022 Council Meeting, Administration presented a report to Council, noting that the Town was successful in their application for a $50,000 grant under the Active Transportation Fund – Planning Stream. Administration received further direction from Infrastructure Canada regarding their requirements in issuing the grant funding, with one of the requirements being a resolution from Council, authorizing the Town to enter into an Agreement with the Active Transportation Fund and confirming that our municipality meets all the requirements of Canada- Active Transportation Fund Agreement.
Administration applied for this grant because – as noted in the previous Briefing Note from July 11 – the connectivity on the West Side of Peace River is extremely lacking and research is required to determine the best way forward in improving and encouraging active modes of transportation.
A motion was carried for Council to confirm that the Town of Peace River meets all the requirements of Canada – Active Transportation Fund Agreement, and enable the Chief Administrative Officer to execute the agreement on behalf of the Town.
Amendment of Collection Procedure for Outstanding Accounts Receivables Policy
Terry Websdale, Director of Corporate Services and Economic Development, presented as a follow-up to the Collection Procedure for Outstanding Accounts Receivables Policy’s previous presentation to Council at the September 6, 2022 Governance and Priorities Meeting to suggest an amendment to better align the policy with best municipal practices. This amendment also aids in the Town’s goal of cleaning up outdated and redundant policies and helps to ensure that Policies and Directives are appropriately separated.
The previous version and updated version of the policy are both available on the agenda.
A motion was carried for Council to amend Policy P-12-2010-04 – Collection Procedure for Outstanding Accounts Receivables, as presented.
North Peace Housing Foundation enabled to conduct Municipal Housing Needs Assessment
Tanya Bell, Interim CAO and Director of Community Services, presented a Request for Decision regarding a request from The North Peace Housing Foundation (NPHF) to conduct a Municipal Housing Needs Assessment on behalf of the Town of Peace River.
In the letter they sent, NPHF stated they would conduct this assessment for other municipalities within the region, which will help in regional collaboration and planning. This needs assessment is also encouraged by the Province, as it will aid in regional planning with the aim of providing adequate housing for low-income households.
A motion was carried for Council to enable the North Peace Housing Foundation to conduct the Municipal Housing Needs Assessment on behalf of the Town of Peace River.
Proclamation of Development Officer Week
Concurrent to the Alberta Development Officers Association (ADOA) Conference, the Association requests the Town to recognize September 18 – 24, 2022 as Development Officer Week in order to acknowledge the integral role our Development Officer plays in our community.
As this was provided as a Briefing Note, it was accepted for information.