Council Notes from the Regular Council Meeting of Monday, September 18, 2017; | DrumhellerMail
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Council Notes from the Regular Council Meeting of Monday, September 18, 2017;

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Mayor Terry Yemen announced to council that, this being Nomination Day for Upcoming Municipal Government elections, that 17 candidates had submitted nomination papers for town councillor, and two candidates had submitted their papers for the mayor’s position, for the Town of Drumheller.
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Mayor Yemen brought up a Request for Decision before Council to cancel the remaining Council and Committee of the Whole meetings until after the municipal elections on October 16. No motion was made on the matter, so it was not dealt with further.
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CAO Ray Romanetz updated Council on the ongoing problem of the sewer smell emanating from an area around the Royal Tyrrell Museum. A committee has been struck to help move things along, and another monitoring system has been purchased to back the system when one goes down or needs repairs. A chlorine additive is being used and seems to be working, but the problem is not resolved as of yet. A lift station would ensure that decomposing waste would move along through the system, however the province has agreed that new equipment needs to be installed. Two complaints from the public about the odor were handled to date this year.
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The province will remedy sidewalk problems near Fas Gas, Dollarama, and the Travelodge north of the Gordon Taylor Bridge, and they will also do traffic counts on both Highways 9 and 10.
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Christ the Redeemer School Division has asked the Town of Drumheller to handle their Trustee election voting on Municipal Election Day, October 16. This is a normal request so that voters can access the Trustee Voting for a Separate School trustee at the same locations as municipal council voting.
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The old Elks club rooms on Centre Street will be demolished by the town following a vote at Monday’s meeting. The building has been vacant for a number of years and, with no interest shown by any party to purchase the building after the town advertised it for sale, it was decided that the best course of action would be to demolish it.
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Councillor Jay Garbutt attended the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) conference held in Edmonton. Garbutt specifically focused on information sessions rather than study tours. The conference gave insight into how other municipalities are operating as well as inspiring its attendees to further action in their hometowns.
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Councillor Shoff gave an update on Economic Development Advisory Committee meeting of September 13, 2017. The committee received results from summer survey of the museum which showed lots of day trips.
The government and Arts and Culture committee have given $2,500 in grants to put together a Pop Up Arts and Culture Days event. They are hoping to see this flourish and happen next fall.
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A discussion over the Hamilton land use bylaw amendment request was brought forward. The committee was confused as to why this bylaw was rejected. The committee felt the application should have been given more consideration.
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The meeting adjourned at 5:54 p.m.


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