Council Notes from the Committee of the Whole Meeting of Monday, March 13, 2017 | DrumhellerMail
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Council Notes from the Committee of the Whole Meeting of Monday, March 13, 2017




Council Notes
Committee of the Whole Meeting
Monday, March 13, 2017

Deputy Mayor Patrick Kolafa briefly commented on some of the activities he participated in last week including Travel Alberta’s SHiFT Program, An Evening at the Library on Saturday, March 11 and the 5th Birthday of the Badlands Community Facility.
Darren Goldthorpe, manager of Recreation, Art and Culture updated council on plans to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday. He told Council the Heritage Art and Culture Committee is working on ideas to celebrate, including a picnic on the 150th day of the year, (May 30) He also highlighted some of the work on the ParticipACTION150 playlist activities. Some events coming in the short term include shuffleboard, yoga and an Earth Day clean-up. Flags have been ordered for the entrances into town as well as around the BCF.
Deputy Mayor Patrick Kolafa shared his experience attending the AUMA Mayor’s Caucus Meeting on Tuesday, March 7. A number of government ministers did presentations, including Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation Brian Mason to address concerns of the AUMA. He recently announced that the remaining funds from the Federal Building Canada Fund would be used for provincial infrastructure as well as to pay off the debt, and not for Municipal infrastructure. Councillor Kolafa was able to have a brief conversation with the minister on flood mitigation.
Councillor Sharel Shoff did a report on Palliser Municipal Services. It recently held a board meeting and has made some recommendations to amend its funding formula for the members. She also noted that Beiseker has sent a letter expressing its wishes to no longer be a member.
Councillor Shoff also spoke about Community Futures. She said it has made good progress in collecting outstanding business loans, allowing it to work more on investing in projects. It recently went forward and purchased two shipping containers to be refitted as micro business outlets. Its main focus is to get the word out about the services it provides.
Councillor Shoff also led a discussion on a meeting held on February 16 by Starland Studios. It invited a number of professionals in the film production industry. About 70 came out for the meeting.

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