COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS October 24, 2023
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#1 2024 Organizational Meeting – During the annual Organizational Meeting, Council appointed Councillor Josh Crick as Deputy Reeve for a one-year term. Council appointed Ned Brand as a member at large for the M.D.’s Rural Community Policing Committee for a four-year term. Tim Graham was appointed as a member at large for the C2 Board for a three-year term. Both appointments are effective as of October 24, 2024. A full, updated list of Boards and Committees will be posted on the M.D. website following the first Regular Meeting of Council in November.
Council adopted the 2024 Council and Committee of the Whole meeting schedule. Regular Meetings of Council will continue to be held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, beginning at 9 a.m., while Committee of the Whole meetings will be held the third Tuesday of each month. The following meeting dates will be cancelled due to schedule conflicts and statutory holidays:
- January 23, 2024
- March 19, 2024
- June 18, 2024
- July 16, 2024
- August 13, 2024
- August 20, 2024
- December 24, 2024
The next Organizational Meeting has been scheduled for October 22, 2024, while the 2025 Budget Deliberations have been scheduled for October 30 to November 1, 2024.
#2 Notices of Motion – Councillor Don Slipchuk presented two Notices of Motion regarding traffic in the Hamlet of La Corey. One Notice was to introduce a two-stage speed limit for traffic entering and exiting the hamlet on Range Road 460. The other Notice proposes to install a three-way stop at the 49 Street and 51 Avenue intersection to discourage the use of those roads by commercial and heavy truck traffic. Both Notices will be discussed at the November 14 Regular Meeting of Council.
#3 Planning and Development Updates – The subdivision of a five-acre parcel from an Agricultural zoned quarter section was approved by Council.
Council gave First Reading to Amending Bylaw No. LU 577. This bylaw will amend the Land Use Bylaw (Bylaw No. 1667) to remove text which limits development and subdivision within proximity of oil and gas facilities, bringing the bylaw in line with federal and provincial regulations.
Council gave Second and Third Reading to Bylaw No. 1798 for a Road Closure, Cancellation, and Sale. Council gave Second and Third Reading to Bylaw No. 1853 – The Municipal Development Plan (MDP). The MDP is a long-term planning document and is a guiding tool for the future development of the municipality.
#4 Briefly – Council heard three delegations during the meeting. The first was from representatives from the Cold Lake Library Board. The presentation included information on the board’s 2024 budget and a request for additional funding support. Council accepted the report as information and directed Administration to bring the request to the 2024 Budget Deliberations, which start November 1.
The second delegation was from Innovative Developments Group, looking for financial support from the M.D. for a highway widening for an industrial subdivision. Council accepted the report as information and directed Administration to bring back the funding request to a future meeting.
A member from the Glendon Library Board presented the third delegation, which included a request for start-up purchases for a new library in Glendon. Council accepted the report as information and directed Administration to bring back more information to a future meeting.
Council approved the following Community Association Operating Grants — Glendon Agricultural Society, Ardmore Senior Citizens’ Club, Bonnyville & District Historical Society, Bonnyville & District Chamber of Commerce, Cold Lake Seniors’ Society, Eastbourne Community Club, Sandy Rapids Community Club, Cold Lake Agricultural Society, Flat Lake Community Hall, Franchere Society Community Centre, Tri-Town Museum Society Cold Lake, Ardmore Community Society, Land of the Lakes Recreation Association, Willow Prairie Agricultural Society/Willow Prairie Senior Citizens’ Club, Dupre Community League, Riverhurst Community Hall, Cold Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce, Glendon & District Senior Citizens’ Club, Alexander Recreation Society, Crane Lake Advisory and Stewardship Society, and the Beaverdam Community Society.
Council accepted the Third Quarter Department Report from Planning and Community Services as information. This report included updates from the Asset Management, Planning & Development, Kinosoo Ridge, Community Funding, Economic Development, and Parks, Recreation & Culture departments.
Council has proclaimed November 2023 as Family Violence Prevention Month in the M.D., as requested by the Stepping Stones Crisis Society.
#5 Council Invitation – Council approved the attendance of members for the 39th Annual Central Municipal Law Seminar in Edmonton in February 2024.
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