Council Notes from the Committee of the Whole Meeting of Monday, February 10, 2020 | DrumhellerMail
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Council Notes from the Committee of the Whole Meeting of Monday, February 10, 2020

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Mayor Heather Colberg noted the Town of Drumheller on Monday afternoon launched the Town of Drumheller App. This is a tool for residents to report concerns easily from a mobile phone. She encourages community members to sign on.
She also noted that February is Heart and Stroke Awareness Month.
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Town CAO Darryl Drohomerski presented a Municipal Challenges Worksheet from the Red Deer River Municipal Users Group (RDRMUG). Councillor Jay Garbutt is the representative of the town on the RDRMUG. It was recommended once council ranks its list of risks and priorities, it be submitted to the RDRUMG. Garbutt suggested council familiarize themselves with the list and complete the worksheet by the next council meeting.
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Drohomerski presented council with a strategic priorities chart for council to review. Councillor Tom Zariski noted the success of the Drumheller and District Seniors Association in obtaining a grant for the addition of SL4 units and noted that advocacy still continues to fund furnishing the facility when complete.
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Manager of Recreations Arts and Culture Darren Goldthorpe presented a list of applications for the Community Assistance Grant Program. In the 2020 operational budget council approved $20,000 for cash assistance and has already utilized $1,000. Council also approved $30,000 for assistance in kind. Council considered three applications including the East Coulee Community Association, the Badlands Amphitheatre, and the Drumheller Off-Road Vehicle Society (DORVA). Council rejected requests from the East Coulee Community Association and the Badlands Amp as they are capital projects and agreed to grant DORVA $5,000, in funds and up to $3,000 of in-kind support.
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FCSS director April Harrison presented on the Drumheller Fee Assistance Policy. The Town is looking at updating the policy to make it more effective for those in need in the community. She took direction from council that is in support of a revision, and support of the thresholds outlined in the report. Council is also supportive of extending assistance for registered programs so long as it is based on cost recovery.
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Human Resources manager Nicole Skiftun presented on Employment Innovation Options. She also presented the Wellness Spending Account Policy. Full time employees are allocated $500 per calendar year for eligible expenses for programs that support well being, health, professional development, personal interest, and health-related technology.
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Council presented their quarterly reports for information.


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