Council Notes - September 19th, 2017

Council Notes - September 19th, 2017

Auditor Appointment. Council has appointed Mergaert, Barford, Williams, Joly, and Starkevich as the Town of Edson Auditors for the 2017, 2018, and 2019 fiscal years.

Tax Sale. The public auction date for the recovery of unpaid property taxes has been set for November 30th, 2017. This gives administration enough time to meet all advertising and legal obligations leading up to the auction.

Signing Authority Policy. Council has adopted the Signing Authority Policy as presented. The policy provides clarity as to which individuals are responsible for signing different documents and makes clear what documents require the corporate seal.

ATCO Franchise Fee. Annually, ATCO Gas requests every municipality that has a Franchise Agreement to set their franchise fee rate, which must not exceed 35%. Council has decided to keep the Town of Edson rate at 20%, which has not increased since 2006. The franchise fee revenue is projected to be just over $500,000 for 2018.

Next meetings - The next Committee of the Whole will be held September 26th, 2017 at 10:00 am. The next Council Meeting is scheduled for October 3rd, 2017 at 7:30 pm.