Town Council Update – January 13, 2020

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Town Council Update – January 13, 2020

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Minutes

The Minutes of the December 9, 2019, Regular Meeting of Council were approved.

Bylaws

Bylaw 2065 MasterCard Bylaw

An annual requirement to maintain a corporate credit card account, the MasterCard Bylaw received first second and third readings.

Bylaw 2066 Line of Credit Bylaw

An annual requirement to maintain a Line of Credit account, the Line of Credit Bylaw received first second and third readings.

Bylaw 2067 amend 1891 to redistrict 9501 100 St and amend C-R and R-D

An amendment to the Land Use Bylaw that would permit a drive-thru at KFC downtown, the bylaw received first reading and will return to Council for a public hearing and second and third reading.

Unfinished Business

Grants to Organizations Policy

Council approved the proposed changes to the Grants to Organizations Policy, which changed the deadlines for submissions from the 30th of the month to the 15th.

Active Living Benefit Policy

Council approved the proposed changes to the active living benefit which included changes such as allowing access to the Baytex Energy Centre.

Community Consultation Regarding Peace River Regional Airport

Council voted to conduct a non-binding referendum on the following question:

The Town of Peace River currently owns and operates the Peace River Regional Airport, which costs regional taxpayers over $740,000 per year. The Town is considering alternatives for ownership and management of the airport. All the options being considered involve turning over operations and ownership to an independent, non-profit organization with a required commitment to preserving current services at the airport such as Air Ambulance and Forestry Services.

Yes, I am in favour of having an independent non-profit organization with a commitment to preserving current services such as Air Ambulance and Forestry services owning and operating the Peace River Regional Airport.

No, I am not in favour of having an independent non-profit organization with a commitment to preserving current services such as Air Ambulance and Forestry services owning and operating the Peace River Regional Airport.

In addition to the voting there will be an exit poll survey offered to residents to provide additional feedback.

Full details on the referendum process, poll location and ID requirements will be available on the Town’s website shortly.

New Business

Appointments to Municipal Planning Commission 

Council reappointed Dianne Lavoie, Tony Nickonchuk, Renate Bensch, Jim Tallman, and Hayden Gust to continue to serve as members to the Municipal Planning Commission.

Invitation to address Carnaval de St-Isidore

Council was enabled to attend the Carnaval de St-Isidore on Feb. 14.

Davis Awards

Council voted to purchase a table for $850 for the Davis Awards and participate in the sponsorship program for $2500.

ACP Grant Application

Council directed Town Administration to submit an Alberta Community Partnership (ACP) Grant Application for the regional collaboration requirements of the Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) between the Town of Peace River and Northern Sunrise County;

Invitation to Grand Opening of Sunrise Medical Centre

Council was enabled to attend the opening of the Sunrise Medical Clinic on January 20.

Audio Recording of the Council Meeting

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