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Council Notes - January 17th, 2023

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Council Notes - January 17th, 2023

Fees and Charges Bylaw Amendment. Council passed an amendment to the Fees and Charges Bylaw. This fixes some clerical errors in the original bylaw, adding some omitted discretionary use fees for development permit applications, and enhancing clarity in other areas of the bylaw.

New FCSS Advisory Board Bylaw. All three readings were given to the Family and Community Support Services Advisory Board Bylaw. This Bylaw establishes a new FCSS Advisory Board which would provide recommendations to Council regarding FCSS programs, goals, and initiatives. The creation of this board, with public-at-large members, will increase public engagement within the FCSS program, aligning with Council’s Strategic Plan and the Town’s Public Participation Policy. Recruitment to the board will begin in the coming months.

EDLC Hot Tub. Following a report from Administration, a motion to proceed with additional investigation into the Edson and District Leisure Centre hot tub issues was defeated. Given the complexity of the issue, potential costs involved, and the fact the Town and Yellowhead County are proceeding with a new aquatics centre as part of the redevelopment plan, Council determined that spending resources on the hot tub would not be fiscally prudent at this time. A full press release can be found at www.edson.ca.

NRED Grant Funding Application. Council has approved an endorsement letter for Administration’s application to the Northern and Regional Economic Development (NRED) Program for funding towards the development of an Economic Development Strategy. The project to create the strategy was already approved within the 2023 budget but, if the grant application is successful, it would reduce the costs to the municipality. The Economic Development Strategy would establish a clear vision, strategies, and action items to guide economic development initiatives for the community.

Next meetings - The next Council meeting is scheduled for February 7th, 2023, at 7:00 pm.

Agenda/Information package HERE

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