Town Council Update – June 22, 2020

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Town Council Update – June 22, 2020

Additional information, including documents that went to Council, are available for each agenda item by tapping or clicking the hyperlink in the titles.

Minutes

The Minutes of the June 8, 2020, Regular Meeting of Council were approved.

Bylaws

2073 Fees and Charges Bylaw

The Fees and Charges Bylaw was adopted after third reading.

Changes include:

Baytex Energy Centre

  • Multipurpose Room – adding a reduced daily rate for users and tournament use.

Indoor Playground rental

  • Removing the fee as the space will not be “booked” for use, but the rest of the facility
    can be booked for party use.

Fieldhouse Court Rentals

  • Adjustment of school rental fees from a flat rate of $20.00 per hour, regardless of the
    number of courts the schools book, to include a variable rate per court.

Fieldhouse Drop in Program fee

  • Clarification on age ranges
  • Addition of “student rate”

Running Track

  • Addition of Monthly membership

More details are available in the request for decision.

New Business

Regional Assessment Review Board Agreement

Council directed Town staff to enter into the updated Assessment Review Board Joint Regional Agreement with Clear Hills County, the Town of Peace River, the Village of Hines Creek and the Village of Nampa. Council also voted to appoint Carolyn Kolebaba (reeve of Northern Sunrise County) as Chair of the Assessment Review Board.

Temporary Outdoor Retail Patio Space Pilot Project

Town staff presented a briefing note outlining a plan to allow outdoor retail patio space without additional permits. The project will start off as a pilot project and will be re-evaulated after.

Information is available here:

Temporary Outdoor Patios & Retail Space Pilot Project

Pat’s Creek Emergency Response Debrief Report

An updated report on the emergency response to the Pat’s Creek Flood was presented to Council.

A separate follow-up report that investigates the cause of the flooding and mitigation options is in progress and will be presented to Council at a later date.

Penalties on Utility Accounts

Council voted to allow the utility penalty deferral program to end. The program was set up at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and was later extended to June 19. Penalties for overdue accounts will be applied on bills after the 19.

Reports

Staff, agency, or board reports sent to Council.

Information

Includes information, news, and letters sent to Council that does not require a formal Request for Decision.

Audio Recording of the Council Meeting

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Mayor & Council