As per Resolution #2019-06-149, the August regular meeting of Council has been cancelled. The next Council meeting is Thursday, September 19th at 6pm. All Council meetings are held at the Town of Sedgewick administration office at 4818 – 47th Street.
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August 12th, 2019
July 31st, 2019
Bylaw 559 – Utilities Bylaw
Council endorsed final readings to amended Bylaw 559, the Utilities Bylaw.
Bylaw 562 – LUB Amendment #12
Council endorsed first reading to Bylaw 562 – Amendment #12 to Land Use Bylaw 461. The amendment updates and clarifies Section 40, for Fences. A Public Hearing will be held on September 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Town Administration Office Council Chambers at 4818 – 47 Street, Sedgewick. Draft copy of Bylaw 562 may be viewed on the Town of Sedgewick website (www.Sedgewick.ca)
2019 Capital Budget Amendment
Council approved an amendment to the 2019 Capital Budget to fund the increased Main Street Revitalization Project totalling $100,000 from the General Capital Reserve. Council also approved the transfer of funds from the Fire Truck Reserve to the General Capital Reserve.
FIP – Next Generation Broadband Project
Council approved commitment to Phase I and II of the Regional Broadband Project.
Main Street Pole-Mount Christmas Lighting
Council approved the purchase of 12 pole-mount Christmas Lights for $7,898 with the source of funding to be the General Operating Reserve.
Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF)
Council appointed Mayor Robinson and Councillors Levy and Imlah as representatives for the development of the ICF. (The ICF is a new legislated requirement.)
Flagstaff Scottish Club
Council waived the fees for the Flagstaff Scottish Club to use the portable stage on August 24, 2019 in exchange for a full-color ad in their program for the 2nd Annual Gathering of the Clan Highland Festival.
July 2nd, 2019
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.
May 23rd, 2019
Council approved the following motions during the May 22, 2019 Council Meeting:
2019 Operating Budget
Council approved the 2019 Operating Budget set out with a request for $830,000 in Taxes which is a 1.76% increase overall, including the Alberta School Foundation Fund and the Regional Housing Group requisitions.
2019 Capital Budget
Council approved the 2019 Capital Budget with capital spending totalling $3,879,000.
NOTE: The 2019 Operating and Capital Detailed Budgets are available online at: www.sedgewick.ca
2019 Tax Rate Bylaw 557
Council approved the 2019 Tax Rate Bylaw; available online at www.sedgewick.ca
June Regular Meeting Re-scheduled
Council approved the rescheduling of the June Regular meeting to the fourth Thursday in June, on June 27th at 6:00 pm at the Town of Sedgewick Administration Office.
May 23rd, 2019
Council has approved a motion to reschedule the Regular Council meeting from the third Thursday of the month to Thursday, June 27th at 6 PM
May 9th, 2019
Council has approved a motion to reschedule the Regular Council meeting from the third Tuesday of the month to Wednesday, May 22nd at 6 PM.
May 6th, 2019
A Special Council Meeting will be held in the Town Office (4818 – 47th Street) Council Chambers to address the following business items:
- Main Street & Sewer Rehabilitation Tenders
- Re-schedule May Regular Meeting Date
The agenda is available on the website: Government > Mayor & Council > Meetings & Agendas
April 23rd, 2019
Procedural Bylaw 555
The Municipal Accountability Program Review identified gaps in Bylaw 535, which is the Town of Sedgewick Procedural Bylaw. Council passed Procedural Bylaw 555 which addressed the gaps:
- Removed provisions that allowed for councillors to cancel meetings in writing
- Removed the allowance for all votes that were not unanimous to be recorded votes
- Corrected the term “in Camera” to a “closed session.”
Animal Control Bylaw 556
Dog Control Bylaw 464 was approved in August 2009. Re-named Animal Control Bylaw 556 was passed with updates that included:
- New definitions for Nuisance, Service and Restricted Dogs
- New Licensing categories for Nuisance, Service & Restricted Dogs
- New requirements of an owner whose animal/dog has been classified as a nuisance or restricted animal
- New restrictions the CAO may impose for Nuisance and Restricted Dog
Check out these and other Bylaws in the Bylaw Library
Recreation & Culture Boards Sub-Committee Appointments
Council appointed Councillors Sparrow and Schmutz to the new Recreation and Culture Boards Sub-Committee established this spring, comprised of two designates from the Recreation, Golf Club, Community Hall and the Sedgewick Lake Park Boards, charged with three main goals:
- To develop a cohesive staffing structure through shared employment between the recreation and culture boards.
- To explore other areas of partnership that may be beneficial to the recreation and culture boards.
- To forward recommendations to the respective recreation and culture boards for approval.
March 25th, 2019
Council addressed the following items at the Regular Council Meeting:
Municipal Accountability Program Review 2019
Municipal Affairs conducted a review of the Town of Sedgewick under the Municipal Accountability Program (MAP); the review included a CAO interview, review of Town documents and attendance by two Municipal Affairs representatives to the January 24, 2019 Council meeting. Council reviewed the MAP Report and directed Administration to submit a response plan to Municipal Affairs prior to the eight-week deadline.
Naming of Municipal Office
The recent MAP Review identified that a resolution of Council, naming 4818-47 Street as the Town Office was not made available. Council endorsed a motion to name 4818 – 47 Street in Sedgewick as the place of the municipal office.
Council directed Administration to inform Ackroyd Barristers & Solicitors by letter that if the tax arrears in respect of the parcel of land described as Plan 3825P, Block 3, Lots 15-18 are not paid before March 31, 2019 the Town of Sedgewick will offer the parcel for sale at a public auction that will be held in October 2019.
Municipal Emergency Management Plan
Pursuant to Emergency Management Bylaw 543, Council approved the updated Emergency Management Plan as presented.
2018 Financial Audit
Brian King Professional Corporation presented the Town of Sedgewick 2018 Financial Audit.
Dr. Meer Retirement Celebration
Council approved support for the retirement celebration for Dr. Meer by providing $200 towards venue rental fees, $500 for catering costs, up to $250 for a gift to be presented to Dr. Meer and advertising support at no cost.
March 4th, 2019
Council addressed the following items in the February 26, 2019 Council meeting:
Borrowing Bylaw 552
Council endorsed final reading to Borrowing Bylaw 552 that authorizes the Town of incur indebtedness by the issuance of debentures in the amount of $1.5 M for the purpose of revitalizing Main Street (4800 Block of 47th Street) which is to include sanitary sewer mains, pavement, sidewalks, light fixtures and other landscaping items.
Sedgewick Public Library Bylaw 553
Council endorsed Sedgewick Public Library Bylaw 553.
Records Retention Bylaw
Council endorsed Records Retention Bylaw 554.
Flagstaff Intermunicipal Partnership (FIP) 2019 Budget
Council approved the 2019 FIP budget which results in a $5,653.93 requisition for the Town of Sedgewick.
Public Works – Joint Employment Opportunity
Council directed Administration to move forward in a partnership with the Town of Hardisty to jointly hire a third Public Works employee with the Town of Sedgewick being the lead employer and a 2019 budget of $30,000.
Lot Prices on New 54th Avenue Residential Subdivision
Council endorsed a motion that the 54th Avenue Phase I residential subdivision lots be priced at $5/square foot and that as an incentive Council agrees to cancel all property taxes owed to the municipality in 2019, 2020 and 2021 for individuals who purchase a lot before December 31st, 2019.
March Council Meeting Postponement
Council rescheduled the March 21st Regular Council meeting from a 6:00 pm start to 7:00 pm.