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June 16th, 2022 Council Meeting Highlights

MUNICIPAL PLANNING COMMISSION – DEVELOPMENT PERMIT 22-05

Council, in their role as the Municipal Planning Commission, approved development permit 22-05 for the development of a detached garage in the R1A district allowing for the variance of 10’ wall height and a 16’ peak.

TAX SALE 2022 – RESERVE BID AND CONDITIONS

Council set the reserve bid for roll #30001291 000 at $80,550 and for roll #50019218 700 at $153,660 for a public auction for the purpose of tax recover to occur on August 25th.  Conditions of the sale include the properties being sold on an “as is” and “where is” basis, that a deposit of 10% required at the time of sale with the remainder due within 30 days.  The auction will be advertised in the July 15th edition of the Alberta Gazette and the August 10th edition of the Community Press.

DEVELOPMENT PERMIT 22-04 – 05P-09; 07; 3825P

As a property within a Direct Control district, Council approved the change of use of the property to include the use as a commercial water fill station with the station to be treated in the same manner as the Town of Sedgewick’s bulk loading station including the fee charged for the water.

SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT PROGRAM – 2022 PRIORITIES

Council approved the sidewalk replacement priority list for 2022 with repairs to be made at 5021 48th Street, 4845 50th Street and the curb and gutter on the west side of the 5100 block of 50th Street.  Estimated cost of repairs is between $30,000 and $35,000.

RECREATION FUNDING COMMITTEE – 2022 ALLOCATIONS

Council approved the Recreation Funding Committee’s recommendations regarding the distribution of $104,142 in recreation funding which is originally allocated by Flagstaff County to the Sedgewick and District Agricultural Society.

FLAGSTAFF SCOTTISH CLUB – REQUEST FOR DONATION

Council respectfully declined the Flagstaff Scottish Club’s request to waive the fees to rent the stage.  The Town passed Policy 18-08, the Portable Stage Rental Policy in August of 2018 which establishes guidelines for the rental of the stage to local non-profit and community groups.  The policy affirms a fee of $25/panel for local groups compared to the regular rate of $80/panel.

BYLAW 594 – AMENDMENT #3 TO THE FEES AND CHARGES BYLAW

Council gave all three readings to Bylaw 594, a bylaw which amends the Fees and Charges Bylaw.  The amending bylaw authorizes that any property deemed by the development authority as a commercial water fill station be charged the same rate for water as the Town of Sedgewick’s bulk loading station.

SEDGEWICK KILLAM NATURAL GAS SYSTEM – SCADA

Council approved installing SCADA remote software capability in the Town’s natural gas RMO station for $12,000 with funding to come from unrestricted reserves.

WATER TREATMENT PLANT – RAW WATER FLOW

Council ratified that a temporary raw water line be installed at the water treatment plant and that a complete network leak detection be performed at a cost of $60,000 to come from unrestricted reserves.  Council also approved an increase in cost to the raw water pipe replacement project from $200,000 to $420,000 with funding to come though an amendment to the Town’s Municipal Sustainability Fund grant application.

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