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Council Notes from the Committee of the Whole Meeting, Monday January 15, 2017;


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Council Notes
Drumheller Town Council
Committee of the Whole Meeting
Monday, January 15, 2018

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Deputy Mayor Tom Zariski called the meeting to order at 4:31 p.m.
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CAO Darryl Drohomerski introduced Armia Mikhaiel as the new Director of Infrastructure for the town.
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A new idea was proposed to council focusing on the usage of the Badlands Community Facility and Aquaplex by youth.
This program will work with schools and families in the area by allowing teachers to have more options when rewarding students for good work.
The multi-facility passes would act as an incentive for students to get active and volunteer in the community rather than fall on reckless behaviour.
Further discussions will occur in the next few weeks before any final decisions.

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CAO Drohomerski gave an idea of what the town’s Public Participation Overview policy should look like. The government has mandated this policy be put in place by June.
The Town currently has some ‘loose’ public participation policies like surveys, advertisements, meetings, and social media.
He explained that this policy would require more media attention like open houses for events or important changes within the community, ultimately increasing the lines of communication between the town and its residents. No decisions were made at this time.

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A discussion about a draft Community Assistance Policy commenced. In 2017, Council requested to review the approach to Community Assistance summarized as a review and the development of a policy for the way that the town supports the efforts of community organizations in Drumheller.
Director of Community Services Paul Salvatore recommended that council provide final feedback for the draft policy so that the policy can be adopted at the next available council meeting by a motion of council.
He also recommends that council provide clear indication of the total value of grants to be awarded, both in kind contributions and by the way of cash contributions in 2018 prior to the September 2018 application deadline.

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Meeting adjourned at 5:59 p.m.


COUNClL Notes from the Regular Council Meeting of Monday, January 8, 2018

 

 

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Council Notes
Drumheller Town Council
Regular Council Meeting
Monday, January 8, 2018
Mayor Heather Colberg called the meeting to order at 4:32 p.m.
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MLA Rick Strankman formally introduced himself to council. He explained the new boundary lines for the constituency will be quite large compared to the previous one. He also explained his top priority for Drumheller involved flood mitigation. He believes Drumheller needed more publicity during the flood of 2013 compared to the flood of 2005. With this publicity, he hopes to raise awareness to current government, potentially setting more work in motion for a new mitigation system.
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The 2018 Strategic Business Plan represents the work done in November 2017. An amendment was made where the Flood Mitigation was listed as number one the list of priorities it was moved to number five on the list. Council adopted the plan as represented.
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Safety Policy C-01-18 was reviewed. The purpose of the policy is for council to commit, understand and recognize the level of safety the Town of Drumheller works under. Council made the decision to adopt the safety policy as presented.
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Barb Miller, Director of Corporate Services, went over the 2018 Service Fees Discussion. She mentioned the most noticeable part of the document will be a 2 per cent increase on the cemetery and recreation fees.
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Mayor Heather Colberg brought the live streaming of council meetings to attention. She asked if council wished to add Committee of the Whole meetings to the times of livestreaming. The topic was tabled to the next meeting.
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The meeting was adjourned at 6:06 p.m.

COUNClL Notes from the Drumheller Town Council Committee of the whole Meeting of Tuesday, January 2, 2018


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Council Notes
Drumheller Town Council
Committee of the Whole Meeting
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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Mayor Colberg called the meeting to order at 4:31 p.m.
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Kevin Blanchett, operations manager for the Town of Drumheller public works sector gave an update on the Snow Removal Policy that is currently in place.
He reviewed the specific road, sidewalks, parking lots, trails, and airport and their timelines after a heavy snowfall. Downtown Drumheller was described as priority one or zero tolerance after snow has ended.
Sand and salt are used for temperatures above -15 degrees while sand and fractured rock will be used in -15 degrees or colder.
Blanchett listed the extensive list of equipment the town has at its disposal.
He compared Drumheller’s snow removal policy to the towns of Olds, Stettler, and Strathmore.
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Deputy mayor Tom Zariski presented a strategic business plan on behalf of the Drumheller and District Seniors Foundation. Zariski also explained what the foundation does for the community.
2017 was considered ‘a year of change’. Supported living level 4 planning. He showed the current capacity of all their current facilities.
The current board will establish a financial sustainability policy that encompasses creating reserve funds for operating and capital purposes. Long range plans for the older accommodations will soon be developed. This may include refurbishing, renovation, or demolition.
Zariski explained the hardships and missed opportunities due to the lack of level four accommodating rooms for residents.
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Mayor Colberg presented a vision, mission, and core values statement for both administration and council to discuss.
Councillor Lisa Hansen-Zacharuk talked about other communities vision statements as well.
Council decided to table the mission and vision statement to the January 27 meeting after the councillors band together with administration and public works to come up with a more solid form of a statement and gain more input.


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