Council Notes From the regular meeting of Monday, August 22, 2016 | DrumhellerMail
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Council Notes From the regular meeting of Monday, August 22, 2016

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Council Notes

From the regular meeting of Monday, August 22, 2016

Councillor Tom Zariski was sworn in as Deputy Mayor for the months of September and October.

Mayor Terry Yemen said they have received letters from Hanna, Stettler, and other municipalities who have sent letters for the Red Deer River Municipal Users Group regarding flood mitigation, and expects over 60 letters from group members to be sent to the province in their lobbying efforts for provincial assistance in funding flood mitigation efforts.

Mayor Terry Yemen formerly introduced Daryl Drohomerski as the town's new director of infrastructure. CAO Ray Romanetz said Mr. Drohomerski brings years of experience which will benefit the town. Mr. Drohomerski said he's enjoyed his time here so far and is looking forward to working with council in the future.

Council gave first reading to Bylaw 14.16, being a bylaw to amend Land Use Bylaw 10.08 by redesigning Lot 11, Plan 3867HU within the SW 28-28-19-W4M in Rosedale, being the former location of the Rosedale golf course, from an "Urban Transitional" district to "Residential Cottage District." Mr. Romanetz said this is just the start of discussions at a public hearing if this reading is passed. The public hearing would be scheduled for October 17. Councillor Sharel Shoff moved first reading, seconded by councillor Lisa Hansen-Zacharuk. Councillor Shoff said she wants to make sure everyone understands this is necessary to get the item on the table to be discussed and evaluated for pros and cons. Councillor Tara McMillan recommended for the next meeting a list be prepared to see the number of different uses each zoning designation permits, which is available on the town's website under the Land Use Bylaw section. Mayor Terry Yemen said any letters addressed to council will be read aloud, although abbreviated, at the hearing. Council passed first reading unanimously.

Infrastructure director Daryl Drohomerski provided council an update on infrastructure projects completed this summer. The water replacement has finished for 2016 other than minor deficiencies. The asphalt pavement program is largely complete minus some landscaping work. The Aquaplex pool lining project has two tenders closing later this week, with evaluations then taking place, and a decision will be requested from council at the next meeting. The concrete meridian work being done on Highway 9 South is nearly complete. The Elks Trail project behind the BCF has seen a rubber walkway installed as development of the recreation area continues.

Director of Protective Services Greg Peters said Tough Mudder organizers said the event was a success. Drumheller RCMP said activity in relation to the event required minimal call for service and Drumheller Fire had none.



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