Council Notes - November 7th, 2017
Road Closure. Council gave first reading to Bylaw 2207, to close a portion of road on the west side of 63rd Street, between 8th and 11th Avenues. The road closure is part of a small land swap to properly line up roadway access to 63rd street in that area from the new subdivision. A public hearing will be held on December 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm in Council Chambers. Originally, this bylaw was brought forward under the number 2203 and a public hearing was held, however, the bylaw was sent to the Minister’s office for approval and was not received back prior to the election, forcing the process to begin again.
Potential Sale of the Recreation Complex. After some discussion, Council has directed administration to attempt to negotiate a mutually agreeable sale arrangement with the Edson and District Golf Club for the Edson and District Recreation Complex. The matter will return to Council following that negotiation.
Tax Sale. Council set the reserve bid for a property scheduled for tax sale on November 30, 2017 at $275,000. This was based on fair market value according to the assessor. Since the meeting, the tax arrears have been cleared up and the tax sale will not be going ahead.
Santa Claus Parade. Council gave approval for the annual Edson and District Chamber of Commerce Santa Claus parade to be held on December 1, 2017. The parade will follow the same route as last year (attached). Set up will begin at 5:00 pm and the parade will start at 6:30 pm.
Council Meeting Cancellation. The November 21, 2017 Council meeting has been cancelled due to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Conference.
CFWY Appointment. Councillor Jacqui Currie has been appointed as the alternate board member on the Community Futures West Yellowhead Board.
Fire Engine Donation. Council approved the donation of Edson’s 1984 Fire Engine to the Parkland College. Following a fleet review, it was determined the old engine was no longer required by the Town. This comes after the delivery of the new 3000gal Tender truck in 2016, which is also a certified pumping apparatus.
Obsolete Bylaw. Council received a memo for information regarding the repealing of Bylaw 1630, regulating private swimming pools. Private swimming pools are now regulated under building codes.
Next meetings - The next Committee of the Whole Meeting is scheduled for November 14th, 2017 at 10:00 am in Council Chambers. The next Council Meeting is scheduled for December 5th, 2017 at 7:30 pm in Council Chambers.