Council Notes - February 19th, 2019

Council Notes -February 19th, 2019

Soccer Club Delegation. Council received a presentation from the Edson Soccer Club regarding the proposed user fee changes. Council has requested more information from the club and will take all details into consideration when making decisions on the potential user fee plans moving forward. It was also indicated that the proposed changes would not be in effect for the 2019 soccer season while details continue to be worked out.

Deputy Mayor.  Councillor Sorensen has been appointed as Deputy Mayor commencing March 1, 2019 and expiring the first day of July 2019.

Parkland County Smart Cities Support. Council has authorized the Mayor to sign a letter of support addressed to the Parkland County Smart Cities Coordinator. Parkland County has partnered with Yellowhead County, Lac Ste. Anne County and Brazeau County to compete in the national Smart Cities Challenge.

Provincial Airport Funding. Council has agreed to send a letter of support for additional Community Airport Program Funding to our local MLA and other political party representatives in the region. Administration has also been directed to begin work on bringing a resolution forward to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Membership in support of additional Community Airport Program Funding.

Community Futures General Meeting. Council’s two appointed voting members on the Community Futures West Yellowhead Board has received direction to vote on behalf of the Town of Edson at the CFWY Special General Meeting on March 7, 2019. Specifically, the members will be voting in favour of removing the Town of Grande Cache as a member of the group, in favour of adding the Municipal District of Greenview, and in favour of the proposed amendments to the Articles of Association.

Next meeting - The next Committee of the Whole Meeting is scheduled for February 26th, 2019 at 5:00 pm. The next Town Council Meeting is scheduled for March 5th, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

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