Council Notes - October 24th, 2017

Council Notes - October 24th, 2017

FortisAlberta Franchise Fee. Council reviewed the Fortis Franchise Fee and kept it the current rate of 5%. The franchise fee is a levy the Town of Edson charges Fortis for the right to operate within the municipally owned roadways/lands, which is in turn charged to the consumers. The Town of Edson uses these fees for line burial projects and LED conversion of street lights. Council has the opportunity to review franchise fees annually.

Remembrance Day Parade. Council gave approval to the Royal Canadian Legion Joe Wynne Branch 51 to hold their annual Remembrance Day Parade on November 11, 2017. The parade will start at 10:00 am at the Town parking lot behind the Legion, march down 50th Street to 4th Avenue, west on 4th Avenue to 51st Street, north of 51st Street past the cenotaph and into the Legion parking lot.

Library Board Appointments. The following residents have been appointed to the Edson and District Library Board with terms starting immediately and ending October 2020;

  • Robin Corser (Yellowhead County)
  • Sheila Buckle (Town of Edson)
  • Nicole Rambadhan (Town of Edson)

Next meetings - The next Council Meeting is scheduled for November 7th, 2017 at 7:30 pm in Council Chambers. The next Committee of the Whole Meeting is scheduled for November 14th, 2017 at 10:00 am in Council Chambers.