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August 23, 2018 Council Meeting Highlights

Council discussed the following issues at their August 23rd, 2018 regular Council Meeting.

Outdoor Watering Bylaw 542/18
Council approved Outdoor Watering Bylaw 542/18, which repealed Water Restriction Bylaw 473. Key points in Bylaw 542/18:
• Regular watering restrictions restrict watering by sprinkler, hose or pipe from 10 am to 5 pm between June 1st and October 1st; there is no differentiation between even- and odd-numbered houses.
• Special outdoor water restrictions come into effect at the discretion of the Public Works Foreman. This is a further restriction on water as compared to the regular restrictions.
View a complete copy of Outdoor Watering Bylaw 542/18 at www.sedgewick.ca

Municipal Emergency Management Bylaw 543/18
Council approved Municipal Emergency Management Bylaw 543/18 that repealed Municipal Emergency Management Bylaw 485. Bylaw 543 was updated to better reflect municipal operation ability. Approved Bylaws can be viewed on the Town’s website at www.sedgewick.ca

Bylaw 544/18 – Amendment #6 to Land Use Bylaw 461
Council provided first reading to Bylaw 544/18 – Amendment #6 to Land Use Bylaw 461 which addresses a procedural discretion between LUB 461 and the existing practise of setting fees for Development Permits. A Public Hearing on Bylaw 544/18 – Amendment #6 to Land Use Bylaw 461 will be held on September 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm. You can view a copy of Bylaw 544/18 on the News Feed at www.sedgewick.ca

Policies:
Council approved the following policies:
Compensation & Expenses Policy 18-07 –The policy establishes honorarium and per diem amounts and other compensation such as mileage, meals and gratuities. It also concisely lays out responsibilities, eligible expenses and who may approve expense claims. The complete policy can be found at www.sedgewick.ca

Portable Stage Rental Policy 18-08– a policy to make the Town’s portable stage available to Non-Profit and Community Groups for use within the Town of Sedgewick and also to approved entities outside the Town of Sedgewick. See www.sedgewick.ca for more information.

Municipal Lot Lease Policy 18-09 – a policy has been approved to accompany the Lot Lease Agreement. Key points:
o Lots are leased on a first-come, first served basis
o Term remains at 1 full year for $600 (no option for a shorter term)
o Policy refers to relevant Bylaws that must be followed
o Policy limits the number of vehicles permitted to two (2)

Regional Emergency Service Committee
With the recent hiring of a consultant to determine a regional approach to fire and emergency services and the resulting timeline, Council approved the recommendation of the Regional Emergency Service Committee to extend the current Regional Fire Services and the Regional Fire Chief Services Agreements through to December 31, 2019.

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