Town Council Update – May 13, 2019

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The minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council held on April 23, 2019, were approved. Tap or click the title above to view them.

Public Hearing

A public hearing was held regarding Bylaw 2044 the Off-Site Levy Bylaw. Two residents attended to speak in favour of the Bylaw.


Mayor Tom Tarpey presented the Town with a personal cheque for $5,001 for the New Peace Regional Recreation Centre. He also issued a challenge to the Mayors, Reeves, Councillors, and CAOs of Northern Sunrise County, County of Northern Lights, MD of Peace, and the Town of Peace River to donate personally towards the project as well.


Bylaw 2044 Off-Site Levy

Following a public hearing and statutory advertising period, Bylaw 2044 passed second and third reading and was adopted. Details are linked int he title.

Bylaw 2045 Tax Rate Bylaw

The tax rate for 2019 was set. For residential properties the average increase is 2.9%, more information is included in the document linked in the title above.

New Business

Off-Site Levy Policy

The Off-Site Levy policy works with the Off-Site Levy Bylaw to guide implementation, it was approved by Council.

Attendance at D.A.R.E. Graduation

Council was enabled to attend the D.A.R.E. graduation on May 8.

Attendance at Glenmary School Graduation

Council was enabled to attend the Grad Mass on June 7 and the graduation on June 8.

Attendance at Flag Raising Ceremony

Council was enabled to attend the ceremony for the permanent raising of the Treaty 8 and Métis flags on June 21.

Attendance at Pride Parade

Council was enabled to attend the 9th Annual Peace River LGBTQ2+ Pride Parade on June 8.

Museum Board Membership

Four new board members were appointed to the Museum Board for three-year terms.

Regional Subdivision Development Appeal Board (SDAB)

Council authorized the Mayor and CAO to sign an agreement with the Mackenzie Municipal Services Agency (MMSA) to participate in a regional SDAB.

CAO Code of Conduct Policy

Council approved and adopted the CAO Code of Conduct policy.

Budget Amendment Flag Project

An additional $39,000 was approved for the Flag Pole project amending the budget to &74,000. The funds will come from the 2019 operating budget. The Flag Pole project involves the installation of several flag poles near Riverfront Park and will include the permanent raising of the Treaty 8 and Métis flags in the Town of Peace River.


Staff, agency, or board reports sent to Council.


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

Audio Recording of the Council Meeting


Mayor & Council