Designated Officers Bylaw
As per the 2019 Municipal Accountability Program Review Report, Council endorsed Designated Officers Bylaw 558 that establishes the positions of Assessor, Assessment Review Board clerk, Subdivision and Development Board clerk and any other required designated officers.
Council gave first reading to Utilities Bylaw 559 which addresses maintenance and repair responsibilities for water and sanitary sewer lateral lines.
Intermunicipal Assessment Review Board Bylaw
As per recommendations from the 2019 Municipal Accountability Program Review Report, Council endorsed Intermunicipal Assessment Review Board Bylaw 560 that replaces the former Intermunicipal ARB Bylaw 494.
Flagstaff Regional Subdivision & Development Appeal Board Bylaw
As per recommendations from the 2019 Municipal Accountability Program Review Report, Council endorsed Flagstaff Regional Subdivision & Development Appeal Board Bylaw 561 that replaces former Flagstaff SDAB Bylaw 489.
2019 Tax Recovery Auction
Council approved the reserve bids and conditions of sale for the 2019 Tax Recovery Auction properties.
Regional Broadband Project
Council withdrew from participating in the Regional Broadband Project due to the departure of other municipalities from the project.
FIP Managing Partner
Council decided to notify the Flagstaff Intermunicipal Partnership that they are not prepared to commit to a further 5 years under the current format.
Development Permit 2019-09 Variance
Council approved Development Permit 2019-09 for Plan 3825P, Block 7, Lot 1 and part of Lot 2, allowing a 5’ high fence to be built with a variance of being installed 11’ 6” from the north curb. Further, Council directed Administration to develop an amending bylaw to clarify section 40.1 of Land Use Bylaw 461 based on Council input.
Council reviewed a sidewalk assessment and committed $10,000 to making the necessary repairs.
Council allocated $3500 towards a high-lift sewage pump for the spray park.
Summer Meeting Schedule
Council rescheduled their July regular meeting to July 30th at 6pm and cancelled their August regular meeting.
Spruce Drive Sewer Extension
Council decided not to further extend the sewer on Spruce Drive at this time due to budgetary constraints.
Recreation Funding Committee – Phase I Allocations
Council approved the Phase I Recreation grants as per the recommendations of the Recreation Funding Committee:
Battle River Knights Hockey $30,000
CHSPS Parent Support Group $2,500
Flagstaff Fusion Lacrosse $6,000
Flagstaff Scottish Club $2,000
Parents for Fun in Flagstaff $1,000
Sedgewick Curling Club $5,000
Sedgewick Lake Park $4,000
Sedgewick Minor Ball $1,000
Sedgewick Mixed Bowling $4,617
Town of Killam (Killam Rec Board) $5,000
Valley Ski Hill Alliance $5,000
Sedgewick Recreation Board $47,500
Lifesaving Society Canada – National Drowning Prevention Week
Council declared July 21-27 as National Drowning week with the following motion:
Whereas the mission of the Lifesaving Society Canada is to prevent drowning throughout this great country, and even one drowning in Alberta is one too many; and
Whereas most drowning are preventable in a Water Smart community, and only through Water Smart education and a healthy respect for the potential danger that any body of water may present can we truly enjoy the beauty and recreation opportunities offered by these bodies of water; and
Whereas the Lifesaving Society urges Canadians and residents of Sedgewick, Alberta to supervise children who are in and around the water, to refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages while participating in aquatic activities, and to wear a Personal Flotation Device or lifejacket at all times when boating; and
Whereas the Lifesaving Society Canada has declared July 21 – 27, 2019 National Drowning Prevention Week to focus on the drowning problem and the hundreds of lives that could be saved this year.
Therefore, be it resolved that I, Perry Robinson, Mayor, do hereby proclaim July 21 – 27, 2019 National Drowning Prevention Week in Sedgewick, Alberta and do commend its thoughtful recognition to all citizens of our community.