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Council Notes from the Regular Council meeting of Monday, May 14, 2018l

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Council Notes 

Drumheller Town Council

Regular Council Meeting

Monday, May 14, 2018

 

Mayor Heather Colberg proclaimed Sunday, May 20 as Drumheller Miners Memorial Day.
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Justin Hill, Acting Director of Palliser Regional Municipal Services gave a presentation about Intermunicipal Development Plan and GIS Web Mapping specifically within Drumheller.
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Council passed a bylaw to incur indebtedness in the amount of $497,400 for the purpose of Flood Mitigation in Central Drumheller through berm enhancement and construction. The Midland and Newcastle flood mitigation projects were previously approved a few weeks ago.
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Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Darryl Drohomerski presented his quarterly report from January 1 to April 30. He went over topics such as flood mitigation projects within Drumheller, community profile marketing and branding and a downtown plaza strategy.
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Director of Infrastructure Services Armia Mikhaiel presented his quarterly report for the Town of Drumheller. He reflected on topics like the Aquaplex Modernization, Elks Building Demolition which will take place in the fall, Ball Diamond Upgrades, the Street Improvement Program, Spring Cleanup, and Water Plant Optimization where the Static Mixer installation was completed on Wednesday, April 4.
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Barb Miller, Corporate Services Director, gave her quarterly report.
The Town of Drumheller has been selected to undergo a Payroll Audit which employees are currently focusing on at the moment.
Miller has been working on the Elks Building Demolition with their team, making great progress. The Code of Conduct will be brought forward for council’s consideration over the summer. Corporate Services will look back on the Master Infrastructure Plan in the near future.
Budgets, regulatory reporting, and audits have made for a busy few months within the corporate services department. Miller also revealed she is working on a recovery report of the Wayne Flooding earlier in May.
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Mayor Colberg urged residents to check out individual counsellor reports online at Dinosaurvalley.com for information purposes.


Council Notes from the Committee of the Whole Council meeting of Monday, May 7, 2018l

 

 

 

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Council Notes
Drumheller Town Council
Committee of the Whole Meeting
Monday, May 7, 2018

The meeting was called to order at 4:30 p.m.
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Councillor Tony Lacher was sworn in as Deputy Mayor for the months of May and June.
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Mayor Heather Colberg proclaimed Monday, May 7 to Saturday, May 13 as National Nursing Week in the Town of Drumheller.
Mayor Colberg also proclaimed Sunday, May 6 to Friday, May 12 as Emergency Preparedness Week. It is a designated awareness week to help Canadians take action to protect themselves and their families during emergencies.
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The Economic Task Force Steering Committee gave a presentation and summary report of recommendations.
Kim Suntjens, Bob Sheddy, and Ken Schinnour presented on behalf of the steering committee and subcommittees.
A Community Narrative made by LaVerne Erickson was read.
The groups evaluated and created recommendations in the areas of Education, Tourism, Housing, Arts & Culture, Film & Media, Medical/Government, Industry, Manufacturing and Entrepreneurs, and the Drumheller Advantage.
See front page in The Drumheller Mail for more details on the Task Force’s summary.
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The meeting adjourned at 5:23 p.m.
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Council Notes from the Regular Council meeting of Monday, April 30, 2018l

 

 

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Council Notes
Drumheller Town Council
Regular Meeting
Monday, April 30, 2018

Mayor Heather Colberg called the meeting to order at 4:28 p.m.
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Leon Pheiffer of Collins Barrow gave a presentation on the 2017 Audited Financial Statements for the Town of Drumheller.
He highlighted the financial assets which are up almost $34 million over the prior year. There was an increase in cash and cash equivalents, a slight increase in the accounts and taxes receivable and a significant increase in investments.
Liabilities were sitting under $22.5 million as they went down half a million dollars from 2016. Pheiffer explained the Town’s long term debt is continuously diminishing and has gone down roughly $800,000 from the previous year. There was a significant increase of $4.3 million in the net financial asset position which indicates a strong balance sheet.
The consolidated statement of financial position shows the town has a total accumulated surplus of $153,427,218, made up of financial and non financial assets, which Pheiffer indicated is ‘headed in the right direction.’
The statement of operations showed an increase of $1.3 million in revenues over last year at $19.9 million. Sales and user fees have gone up the most to attribute to this increase. Expenses have also increased roughly $800,000 over the prior year. Both Protective Services and Transportation Services had the highest jump in expenses in 2017. The town had a deficit of $325,510 and an excess of revenues at $2,445,399 which has gone up $900,000 from 2016.
Unrestricted cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year sat at $1,029,548 which is up roughly $400,000 from last year.
Long term debt is being paid down ‘fairly rapidly’ from $10,467,205 in 2016 compared to $9,605,204 in 2017. He predicted the balance would go down $891,000 for next year. Interest for this debt is at $429,801. Pheiffer explained current interest rates are very favourable for paying off the debt.
Equity in tangible capital assets of $233.8 million and accumulated amortization of about $92 million and debenture debt of $9.6 million gives the town lots of breathing room (equity) to borrow more money if need be.
Net Municipal Taxes were ‘very comparable’ to last year as there was only a difference of $12,490.
Councillor Tom Zariski made a motion to adopt the Audited Financial Statements presented. The motion carried.
Copies of the Audited Financial Statements will be made available at www.dinosaurvalley.com.
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