MUNICIPAL DISTRICT BONNYVILLE NO. 87
COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS May 25, 2022
Keeping you informed of the services, business, and development that affect YOU!
#1 2022 Operating and Capital Budget – On December 8, 2021, Council approved the Operating and Capital Budget and earlier this month, Council also approved the 2022 Tax Rate Bylaw. In this week’s Council meeting, the final 2022 Operating and Capital Budget of $166,060,902, incorporating the Tax Rate Bylaw and unbudgeted expenditures, was approved as presented.
#2 Planning & Community Services – Council approved one discretionary use application for a guest ranch outfitter lodge.
Council approved two subdivision applications, including one ten-acre parcel from a previously unsubdivided agricultural quarter section and a five-acre parcel from a previously fragmented agricultural quarter section. More information can be found in the agenda package on the M.D.’s website at md.bonnyville.ab.ca.
A Public Hearing for Bylaw No. 1798 was held. Bylaw No. 1798 was given First Reading by Council on April 13, 2022, which would authorize the closure, cancellation, and sale of a portion of Provincial Road Allowance approximately 176 metres in length west of the SW 21 and NW 16-62-8-W4M. The road allowance is intended for access to NW 16-62-8-W4M from a proposed subsequent subdivision of SE 20-62-8-W4M and consolidation of that subdivision and the portion of road allowance into NW 16-62-8-W4M.
Council adopted the 2022 Kinosoo Ridge Business and Destination Management Plan as presented and they directed Administration to prepare a multi-year implementation schedule during the upcoming 2023 Budget deliberations. The schedule will be brought back to Council for their consideration.
#3 Environmental and Protective Services – Council approved appointments for the Agricultural Service Board Appeal Panel as well as the Pest and Weed Inspectors for the 2022 season. More information can be found in the agenda package on the M.D.’s website at md.bonnyville.ab.ca.
A motion was made accepting unbudgeted expenditures for Veterinary Service Incorporation (VSI) program cost overages in the amount of $5,622.89, to be funded from the 2022 Agricultural Services Board Budget. With the fiscal restraints that occurred in 2021, there was an annual cap of $1,000 per user and the M.D.’s annual contribution to the program was reduced from $130,000 to $100,000. In the 2022 Budget, Council adopted to increase the VSI budget back to previous $130,000 levels.
Council approved the purchase of two replacement vehicles for Public Safety in the amount of $164,889.62, to be funded from the 2022 Capital Budget.
#4 Infrastructure Services – Council accepted a 2021-2022 Winter Snowplowing of Driveways update as information to be brought back and reviewed at a later date. Council adopted the 2022 Recommended Dust Control List as presented with an estimated completion cost of $294,500.00. This cost fits within the 2022 Operating Budget for Infrastructure Services.
Infrastructure Services presented a list of roads that require attention for the planned Rip & Re-lay 2022 construction season. Roads were prioritized based on structural integrity, surface integrity, and potential long term preventative maintenance objectives. You can find more information by viewing the agenda package on our website.
#5 Funding – A motion was made supporting a contribution in the amount of $10,000 annually to the Haying in the 30’s Cancer Support Society for five consecutive years, effective this year. This amount will be funded from the Grants to Individuals and Non-Government Organizations Budget. Council also approved the in-kind support of the provision of 30 yards of gravel for five consecutive years. The gravel will be used at their events each year.
Council approved an unbudgeted expenditure in the amount of $1,769,387 for the purchase of four additional fire apparatuses requiring replacement, to be funded from the Equipment Replacement Reserve.
Council gave Second and Third Reading to Bylaw No. 1799 to loan funds to the Bonnyville and District Leisure Facility Corporation for the Agriplex renovation project.
#6 Briefly – Council agreed to extend the agreement for auditing services as provided from Metrix Group LLP for another five-year term.
Council approved the attendance to the Bonnyville Senior Citizens Society Senior Social Evening on June 10, 2022.
Council made a motion to approve the Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) list, as presented.