MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

A few Highlights of the Council Meeting held on April 7 & 21, 2020....

Please feel free to contact Chief Administrative Officer, Michael Simpson at 403.882.3211 with any questions or for additional information.

Bylaw 688-20 Assessment Review Board Bylaw – Bylaw 688-20 being the Assessment Review Board Bylaw was given First to Third and Final Reading by Council.

Bylaw 689-20 Tax Instalment Payment Plan – Bylaw 689-20 being the Tax Instalment Payment Plan Bylaw was given First to Third and Final Reading by Council.

Updated 2019-2020 Strategic Plan - MOVED by Councillor Hewitt the updated 2019-2022 Strategic Plan be adopted as presented.

RFD – Coronation ACP Grant Committee – Appointment of Representatives – MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen that Councillors Elliott and Norton be appointed to represent the County on the Town of Coronation ACP (Alberta Community Partnership) Grant Committee.

RFD – Draft Council Professional Development Policy – MOVED by Councillor Hewitt the Draft Council Professional Development Policy LE 009 be adopted as amended with the addition of Saskatchewan as an eligible FCM destination.

County Playgrounds and Ball Diamonds – MOVED by Councillor Elliott to open the County playgrounds and ball diamonds when ready to proceed with reopening.

Hon. Kaycee Madu, Minister, Alberta Municipal Affairs – Village of Halkirk Request for Viability Review - MOVED by Councillor Norton the correspondence received from the Hon. Kaycee Madu, Minister, Alberta Municipal Affairs on the Village of Halkirk Request for a Viability Review be received as information and filed.

Hon. Rajan Sawhney, Minister, Community and Social Services – FCSS Food Security Funding Restrictions - MOVED by Councillor the correspondence received from the Hon. Rajan Sawhney, Minister, Community and Social Services regarding FCSS Food Security Funding Restrictions temporarily being suspended be received as information and filed.

Karve Energy Inc., Proposed Surface Lease Rental Reduction for Abandoned Wells, Surface Lease SW 19-35-09 W4 – MOVED by Councillor Blumhagen the County agree to the request from Karve Energy Inc. for the rental reduction by 50% of the abandoned well site surface lease on SW 19-35-09 W4 and that the letter be signed and returned.

Offer of Purchase County Owned Land - MOVED by Councillor Elliott to accept the offer from Wallace McComish and Bryan McComish for the sale of the lands described as NW & SW 2-35-10 W4.

Request for 2020 Property Tax Payment Plan - MOVED by Councillor Norton to authorize the County to sign a tax instalment payment plan agreement with Karve Energy Inc.

Upcoming Council Meetings – June 2, 16, July 21 and August 18, 2020, subject to individual change and commencing at 9:00 a.m. Meetings are open to the public and delegations are always welcome. To request a time allotment, please call the office of the CAO. All requests must clearly identify the reason or purpose of the appointment and follow the guidelines as per Section 21 - Delegations of the County’s Procedure Bylaw 681-19.

Considering the Public Health Emergency regarding COVID-19 as declared by the Province, the County Administration has closed all in-person services to the public; however, phone and email support continue to be available. We encourage you to contact the County by phone 403.882.3211 or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for any assistance you may require.

We will be processing all payments (electronic/cheques) made at this time. If submitting a payment in our dropbox, located to the left of the front doors, we ask that you use cheques instead of cash, and we will mail receipts once payments have been processed.

The County has been following the recommendations of Alberta Health Services and the Government of Alberta and will continue to monitor the progress in that manner as we progress to Stage 2 and beyond.

Once physical barriers are installed in the reception areas, the County administration office and shop can fully reopen to the public. Public health requirements on occupancy, physical distancing, hygiene, etc. will be strictly adhered to as we continue to follow the public health guidelines to continue preventing the spread of COVID-19.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.