Council Notes - September 15th, 2020

Council Notes - September 15th, 2020

Posted on September 16th, 2020

Council Notes - September 15th, 2020

ATCO Franchise Fee. Council has reduced the ATCO Franchise Fee from 22.35% to 20%. With an increase in ATCO’s projected Delivery Tariff Revenue, the Town of Edson is able to reduce the rate while maintaining a similar revenue.

Water / Sewer Budget Adjustments.  Council has approved $20,000 to be added to the water operational budget and $60,000 for the sewer budget, to be funded from the operations reserve. With significant cuts in the 2020 emergency budget, these funds are required to meet operational needs following some unanticipated costs.

Tax Sale Reserve Bids. Council has set the reserve bids for the tax sale auction on September 29th, 2020. The reserve bids are set based on the assessor’s fair market value evaluation. There are currently 14 properties up for auction, but that could change based on agreements made prior to the tax sale.

CAO. The Chief Administrative Officer salary was set by Council as per discussion in the closed session.

Next meetings - The next Committee of the Whole Meeting is scheduled for September 22nd, 2020 at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers. The next Council Meeting is scheduled for October 6th, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

*Please note that Council Meetings will be closed to the public until further notice. Residents are encouraged to review agendas prior to the meeting and submit any questions/concerns to civiccentre@edson.ca. Meetings will be live streamed at www.edson.ca/live and through the Town of Edson YouTube Channel.

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