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Council Notes - November 7th, 2023

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Council Notes - November 7th, 2023

Water Sustainability Study. The Town of Edson depends on water from the Edson Channel and Paskapoo Formation Aquifer System to supply safe potable water to our residents and businesses. To better understand this complex water system, Advisian (Worley Canada) was retained to complete a full technical analysis of the aquifers and a final report was presented to Council. While the study predicts that groundwater availability is not an issue, recommendations were made to add groundwater production wells at more distributed points across the aquifer management area and to investigate groundwater production at greater depth withing the system. Council accepted the report as information.

Highway Adjacent Sidewalk Snow Removal. Council has incorporated sidewalk snow removal for 2nd and 4th Avenues into the 2024 budget. This increased service level was approved by Council in May, shifting the responsibility of clearing sidewalks along the Highway 16 corridor to the Town of Edson. This will be a contracted service and, with budget approval now in place, the Request for Proposals (RFP) process will be finalized. A temporary contract has been put in place to provide the service until the RFP process is complete.

Revenue Sharing Agreement. Council has authorized Administration to finalize and execute the Town of Edson / Yellowhead County Revenue Sharing Agreement.

Next meetings – 2024 Budget Meetings are scheduled for November 14th and November 22nd, 2023, at 5:00 pm. The next Council meeting is scheduled for November 21st, 2023, at 7:00 pm.

Agenda/Information package HERE

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