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Council Notes from Committee of the Whole Meeting Monday, April 15, 2024

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Council Overview
Information from Drumheller Town Council Committee of the Whole Meeting
Monday, April 15, 2024

Drumheller Town Council opened the Committee of the Whole Meeting by expressing their thanks to volunteers in the community, marking Volunteer Appreciation Week.
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Development Officer in Training Colt Maddock and Senior Administrator Mitchell Visser presented a Request for Direction for Land Use Amending Bylaw 12.24.
This bylaw is to make amendments to the Land Use Bylaw.
Many of the changes are clerical and to the wording to improve comprehension and consistency. Council is to provide feedback on the recommended changes, prior to first reading at a future council meeting. Following first reading, Council will hold a Public Hearing and Public Engagement sessions.
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Development Officer in Training Colt Maddock presented a Request for Direction for the council Compliance Certificates Policy.
This provides an outline of procedures to be followed by administration when approving Compliance Certificates. The previous policy was approved in 2003 and is outdated.
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Manager of Recreation, Arts and Culture Rick Ladouceur presented a Request for Direction regarding the Terms of Reference for a Drumheller Sports Council.
Creating a Sports Council comes out of the recommendations of the 2023 Parks and Recreation Master Plan, to advise town council on matters pertaining to sports development, and would be established by a bylaw. Council provided direction to proceed with developing a task force made of community members to help create the Sports Council and develop its terms of reference prior to formation.

Complete minutes from council meetings can be found on
www.drumheller.ca once they have been adopted.


Council Notes from the Regular Council Meeting Monday, April 8, 2024

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Council Overview
Information from Drumheller
Town Council Regular Council Meeting
Monday, April 8, 2024

Drumheller Mayor Heather Colberg opened the meeting.
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Council approved the minutes for the Monday, March 18, 2024, Regular Council Meeting, as presented.
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Council approved two Requests for Decision pertaining to Certificate of Approval and Resolution for Expropriation for partial parcels of land for Bern Construction at 712 Hunter Drive, Nacmine, and 748 Hunter Drive, Nacmine.
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Council moved to direct the Chief Administrative Officer to submit a request by Monday, April 15, 2024, to the Government of Alberta for a Financial Reporting Extension, which includes audited financial statements and financial information return.
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Council moved to approve Policy INF-C-01 - Flag, Pole Banner and Decorative Trail Policy as presented. (see story page 2).
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Council held a Public Hearing for proposed Rosedale Railway Avenue Road Closure Bylaw 10.24.

Complete minutes from council meetings can be found on
www.drumheller.ca once they have been adopted.

Council Notes from Committee of the Whole Meeting Monday, January 15, 2024

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Council Overview
Information from Drumheller Town Council of Committee of the Whole Meeting Monday, January 15, 2024

Drumheller Mayor Heather Colberg opened the meeting and passed the discussion to Councilman Tom Zariski about the property assessments and taxes. Starting in February, 2024, property owners in the town of Drumheller will receive their property assessment notice separately from their property tax notice.
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Council adopted the Monday, December 11, 2023 minutes as presented.
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Council adopted the information from the Thursday, November 23, 2023 Drumheller and District Seniors Foundation meeting minutes as presented. Councilman Tom Zariski was nominated for and accepted the position of Chairman. Zariski nominated Steve Wannstrom for the position of Vice-Chairman, which Mr. Wannstrom accepted.
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Council adopted the information of the Drumheller Public Library minutes of Wednesday, May 17, 2023, Wednesday, August 9, 2023, Wednesday, September 9, 2023 and the Annual General Meeting minutes of Thursday, June 22, 2023 as presented.
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Council moved to accept as information the Municipal Planning Commission minutes of Thursday, August 31, 2023, Thursday, September 14, 2023, Thursday, October 5, 2023 and Thursday November 2, 2023 meetings as presented.
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Council accepted the request for direction of the Proposed Draft Business License Bylaw. Changes to the Bylaw are to include the new Short-term Rental and Home-sharing rules and insurance directives. The third reading of this new bylaw will be Monday, January 22, 2024.

Council accepted the request for direction of the 2024 Draft Operating Budget Discussion. Director of Corporate and Community Services, Victoria Chan, stated that 33% of the $22.3 million Operating budget will go to paying Salaries and Benefits of the Town of Drumheller’s employees. Approximately 25% of the Operating budget will go to requisitions such as RCMP, Seniors care and Education. $213,270 will be paid out for Council Members Salaries. The tax-supported portion of the Operating Budget is $9,962,718, with an approximate 4% increase. $1,198,845 will be drawn from reserves to balance the budget.
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Council discussed the hiring of an Assistant Chief Administrative Officer to help with succession planning.
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Ms. Chan discussed the $4.1 million held in Drumheller’s Contingency Budget for fiscal shortfalls. There will be another $700,000 added this year.
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Recreation, Arts and Culture Manager, Rick Ladouceur, discussed the Parks and Recreation Master Plan for 2024 involving a potential Sports Council, revamping Newcastle Beach and the Newcastle and Rosedale ball diamonds. Mayor Colberg moved to further discuss the Master Plan and review it at another time.
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Council adjourned the meeting to a closed session.

Complete minutes from council meetings can be found on www.drumheller.ca once they have been adopted.


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