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The minutes of the May 28, 2018, Regular Meeting of Council were approved. Tap or click the title above to view them.
A public hearing was held on Bylaw 2034 the Advertising bylaw. No one spoke for, against or to the impact of the bylaw.
Representatives from DMI attended the council meeting to speak to the details of their 2018 general development plan. A copy of the presentation is attached, tap or click the link above. The audio portion is included in the council audio at the bottom of this page.
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Following the public hearing earlier in the meeting and two weeks of advertising Bylaw 2034 returned to Council and was given second and third reading bringing it into law. The Bylaw outlines how the Town of Peace River will advertise statutory notices.
These bylaws allow the Town to borrow money to complete certain capital projects, the Bylaws must be passed before construction on the projects can begin.
Bylaw 2022 Lift Station #4 Replacement – This project is for the replacement of lift station No. 4 as part of the Building Canada SCF Project and is Phase 5 of the Building Canada Water and Sewer Projects. Building Canada budget was $1,067,100 for this phase, to start in 2018 and be completed in 2019.
Bylaw 2023 Shaftesbury Watermain Replacement Part 1 – The replacement of Shaftesbury Sanitary Sewer Trunk Main (Part 1) from the north end West Peace including the forcemain tie as part of the Building Canada SCF Project, and is Phase 6 of the Building Canada Water and Sewer Projects, to start in 2018 and be completed in 2019.
Bylaw 2024 Shaftesbury Watermain Replacement Part 2 – This project is for the replacement of Shaftesbury Sanitary Sewer Trunk Main (Part 2) to the south end of lower West Peace as part of the Building Canada SCF Project, and is Phase 7 of the Building Canada Water and Sewer Projects. Building Canada budget was $1.50M for this phase, to start in 2018 and be completed in 2019.
Bylaw 2025 Reservoir 365 Replacement – A phased project for the replacement of Reservoir 365, booster station, emergency generation and fire pumps. With the 2017 water model review, the Reservoir capacity has been downsized from 3,000 cubic meters to 1,000 cubic meters. The booster pumps are still required as are emergency backup generation and fire pumps to achieve full fire flow. The Engineering for the original project was tendered in 2017 and was readily apparent that approved budget was insufficient to execute the project. Consultant fees were $470K and the estimated overall construction budget was $6.9M including engineering and contingency. If the project was phased over 3 years the project costs increased to $7.5M. As mentioned a water model review was completed to explore options to allow the reservoir to be reduced in capacity. The current revised budget estimate for a 1,000 cubic meter reservoir is $4.93M. Engineering to be completed in 2018 and construction in 2019. 2020 costs are for playground reconstruction.
Bylaw 2026 Water Treatment Plant Boiler Replacement – This project is to replace the existing boilers at the Water Treatment Plant (WTP) which have been consistently failing this year. The boilers are critical to the WTP operation and total failure during winter months could put the WTP at serious risk of freeze‐up. The funding for this project is based on using the previous years capital budget for WTP equipment.
Bylaw 2027 Weberville Drying Beds – This project is to upgrade the existing biosolids facility to allow remediation of the two existing cells which are no longer functioning properly.
These upgrades include:
- transitioning the existing drying bed into a storage cell,
- constructing a new drying bed south of the existing one,
- constructing a new leachate pond including all piping south of the existing one, and
- constructing additional roads and ditches for adequate access.
Bylaw 2028 Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludge Press – Replacement of the existing sludge press that has been failing over the last two years. Result is that the WW plant has been carrying sludge with higher water content to Weberville road facility and has overloaded the existing storage cells. Replacing the sludge press will put substantially less stress on storage cells. Also transport of sludge will be less problematic.
Bylaw 2029 Wastewater Treatment Plant Aeration Tank Cleaning – This project is for cleaning the WWTP aeration tanks which are required every 10 years. The project will allow the cleaning and inspection of the tanks to insure integrity of the wall construction.
During Council, Bylaw 2037 received first, second, and third reading and was passed. The bylaw amends the board position section and the terms of office section.
Council approved a request by Deputy Mayor Elaine Manzer to direct Town staff to nominate a community member for the upcoming Recreation Volunteer Recognition Award hosted by the Alberta Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Council approved a request to appoint Monica Robinson to the Subdivision Development Appeal Board (SDAB) For more info on the SDAB and on other agencies, boards and committees please visit our Boards & Committees page.
Either the Mayor or designate was enabled to attend the Peace River High School graduation on behalf of Town Council on Saturday, June 30, at 1 PM.
Council received an update on the progress of the Peace Regional Recreation Centre. In May significant project work that was completed included the elevator lift shaft, west and south side spectator seating, changeroom walls, 80% of the steel frame is now in place, deep services have been completed, and a radon system installed. In June we are looking at inspection of the radon system, the remaining 20% of steel framing, framing for the north side mechanical room, and concrete for the centre of the building and the field house. The project remains on track for it’s scheduled opening in Fall 2019.
Either the Mayor or a designate was enabled to attend the Town of Peace River Canada Day Celebrations on behalf of Town Council on July 1, 2018.
Council approved a request for the Town to fund construction of a sidewalk to will connect a new west hill development to the Town’s sidewalk network.
Includes reports to council, minutes, and information from the various boards and committees that council members sit on.
- Minutes of the Aboriginal Interagency Committee Meeting held April 18, 2018
- Peace Library System Board Meeting Highlights for March 24, 2018
- Letter from Peace Library System, May 31, 2018, regarding their 2017 Annual Report
Includes information, news, and letters sent to Council that does not require a formal Request for Decision.
- Briefing Note on Municipal Planning Commission minutes for April 3, 2018,
- Email from Prostate Cancer Canada on ‘Plaid for Dad’,
- Memo from AHS regarding a change to walk-in mental health clinic hours,
- Letter from Municipal Affairs regarding the 2018 Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI), Federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF), and Small Communities Fund (SCF) allocation,
- Letter from Northern Air regarding hanger lease availability at the Peace River Regional Airport,
- Update from Northern Sunrise County on the Peace River Primary Care Clinic and an information on the ground-breaking ceremony,
- Invitation from Alberta Municipal Affairs to take part in an engagement session on upcoming changes to the Emergency Management Act,
- Email from County of Grande Prairie regarding upcoming Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) asset management workshop,
- Letter from Alberta Recreation and Parks Association regarding their 2018 annual conference.