Council Notes - July 16th, 2013

Council Notes - July 16th, 2013

Hillendale Phase II Road Closure. A public hearing was held to close a portion of roadway on the south side of 18th Avenue in the new Hillendale Phase II plans. The width of the Avenue is enough to accommodate a 3 meter municipal reserve. With the registration of the new plan it became apparent that a municipal reserve with fencing would be required in that area. There were no submissions or concerns raised at the hearing. Council has directed administration to forward the bylaw to the Minister of Transportation for signature after all appropriate utility right of way documentation is received and prior to second and third reading.

Meeting Date Change. Council has approved the cancelation of the meeting scheduled for August 13th, 2013 and a new meeting date has been set for August 20th, 2013 at 7:30 P.M.

As a result the public hearing scheduled for August 13th has also been moved to August 20th, 2013 at 7:30 P.M. in Council Chambers. This hearing is in regards to the proposed road closure on some undeveloped roadways off of Pine Avenue, just down Golf Course Road.

Offsite Levy Bylaw. Council has given first reading to Bylaw 2135 to bring in Offsite Levies for the Town of Edson. The levies are commonplace in many communities across the Country to help pay for future infrastructure required in the areas being developed. A public information session was held July 2nd and a non-legislated Public Hearing has also been set for August 20th at 7:30 P.M. in Council Chambers to get further feedback from the community.

Yellowhead Regional Library Membership. Council has accepted for information the Yellowhead Regional Library Membership invoice for $18,588.90. This invoice is for half the annual amount which totals $37,177.80. The fee has previously been approved in the 2013 Budget.

Creative Campus Budget Re-allocation. At the time of the 2013 Operating Budget being passed, $8,000 was allocated to Creative Campus. Currently that group has ceased operations temporarily for a corporate re-organization. Council has agreed to re-allocate that $8,000 to a Contracted Services Budget within Culture to ensure that previously planned projects and events can proceed.

Fire Truck Sale. Council has approved the sale of a 2002 Dodge ½ ton pickup fire truck, which was recently replaced by a newer unit. The truck will be sold by placing ads on fire services websites and exploring consignment opportunities with fire truck manufactures. This allows the truck to be sold without the additional costs of removing the lights and sirens.

Corporate Disposal. Council has approved the disposal of a 2000 Chevy – Model #1500 by way of Public Auction in Edmonton.

Fire Extinguisher Services SOA. The Fire Extinguisher Standard Offer of Agreement was awarded to Helmig Fire Services Inc. as the lower of two bids received for the services.

Street Rehabilitation. Council has extended the 2013 Street Rehabilitation Program Contract to Border Paving Ltd. on the understanding that the 2012 Base Work and Paving Program rates are maintained, and a $26,600 Mobilization cost be approved, for the total amount of $302,673.20 plus GST.

CT Disinfection System. Council has awarded the Groundwater CT Disinfection System Upgrades to Nason Construction Group Ltd. for their bid of $1,197,777.00 plus GST. This was the lower of two bids received. The CT Disinfection system was mandated due to changes in Provincial regulations.

Land Sale. Council has agreed to sell a piece of land north of 5964 – 3rd Avenue for an expansion to a current office building. The sale is conditional based on architectural drawings and landscaping plans being provided to the Town’s Development Officer

The next council meeting is scheduled for August 20th at 7:30pm in the Council Chambers of the Edson Civic Building