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Council Highlights from Dec. 19th, 2019

Council weighed in on the following issues at their December 19th, 2019 regular meeting.

MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BYLAW

Council gave all three readings to Bylaw 566, the Town of Sedgewick Municipal Emergency Management Bylaw.  The Bylaw replaces Bylaw 543 and was updated to reflect recent changes in legislation.  The Bylaw defines the membership and duties of the Emergency Management Advisory Committee and Emergency Management Agency, the appointment and role of the Director of Emergency Management, and protocol for declaring a state of local emergency.

FLAGSTAFF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES – 2020 BUDGET

Council approved the FFCS 2020 budget which kept the requisition to the Town of Sedgewick the same as 2019.

ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN

Council authorized that the Town of Sedgewick act as managing partner and apply for a grant opportunity along with the Town of Hardisty, Town of Killam, Village of Forestburg, Village of Lougheed and Village of Alliance to fund a Regional GIS Assessment Study and the Implementation of an Asset Management Program.  The grant would fund the project 100% and municipalities are under no obligation to continue should they not be successful in obtaining the grant.

FLAGSTAFF INTER-MUNICIPAL PARTNERSHIP – FUTURE MANAGEMENT

Council decided to inform all Flagstaff municipalities that they stand by their previous motion to eliminate FIP and proceed informally without a dedicated managing partner.  This was in response to the Town of Hardisty issuing a letter on November 20th in which the municipality agreed to accept the role of managing partner with CAOs to provide proposed rates for services and the sharing of services as per a new working agreement.

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