A few Highlights of the Council Meeting held on July 18, 2017....

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Recreation Funding Requests - Council received five applications for funding assistance under the Recreation & Community Service Grants program. The following teams each received $500.00 for participating in provincial play; Mosquito “A” Baseball Provincials, Coronation Steelers U16 Girls Softball, Coronation Mosquito Royals Baseball Provincials, U19 Girls Softball and Coronation Bantam “A” Provincial Baseball.

Coronation RCMP Detachment - Sgt. McGunigal reviewed the first quarter statistics with Council. To date, 93 traffic tickets were issued (last year’s total 281), 1 DUI (last year’s total 3), 25 property crime B&E and thefts (last year’s total 132) and 1 drug enforcement (last year’s total 4). Alberta Transportation has conditional enhanced funding available for Check Stop programs.

Sgt. McGunigal advised the plans to renovate the Coronation Detachment have been cancelled and the detachment will be in queue for a new building. He also gave a brief update on human resources at the detachment. T. Hewitt moved to approve the additional budget of $2,920.00 for an additional 3 hours per week for administration staff at the detachment.

Waldner, Silver Spring Colony – The letter from W. Waldner, Silver Spring Colony was read in the meeting requesting his penalty be forgiven on his tax payment. Council discussed the request and the following motion was then entertained. W. Weber moved Council uphold the June 30, 2017 tax penalty deadline.

RFD – Tax Agreement – Tax Rolls 46001120, 46001121, 70004050, 70004060, 70004070, 70009240 and 70011380 were recently acquired by a new company. These properties had an overdue tax arrears balance of $85,695.79 including the 2016 penalties. When the purchase took place the new owner received a court order stating that they are not responsible to pay any taxes on these properties that were in arrears. R. Dahmer moved the request from this company be denied and that the County will accept monthly payments after the taxes are paid up-to-date.

RFD – Letter to Alberta Energy Regulator – Council was advised of the increase from the industry regarding paying arrear taxes on the properties that they have been purchasing. B. Bunbury moved Administration recommends Council send a letter to the Alberta Energy Regulator stating our concerns with issuing these licenses free and clear and to express their concern of the burden they are placing on our municipality and our other ratepayers.

Blumhagen moved that a Resolution be put forward at the AAMDC on concerns with issuing these licenses free and clear and the burden they are placing on the municipality and ratepayers.

Request – Halkirk Rodeo/Recreation Grounds – Council received a request from the Halkirk Elks for the County to gravel the roads within the rodeo/recreation grounds as they are in need of gravel.  D. Blumhagen moved the County provide ¾” gravel, to a maximum cost of $3,500.00, for the roads at the Halkirk rodeo/recreation grounds with funding used from Restricted Surplus.

Upcoming County Council Meetings - August 22, 2017 (AAMDC Visit), September 12, 2017, October 3, 2017, October 19, 2017 (Orientation Day), October 24, 2017 (Organizational Meeting), November 7, 2017, November 21, December 5, 2017 and December 19, 2017 commencing at 9:00 a.m.