Drumheller Town Council
Regular Council Meeting
Monday, February 5, 2018
Deputy Mayor Tom Zariski called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.
Loralie Martin, head of the new curling club building committee brought forth delegations on behalf of the Drumheller Curling Club.
She presented a feasibility report on the club and current facility. She also showed two different designs on the future curling rink and what it would entail.
Martin asked council to consider four different items. She wishes to have an official commitment to the land as they currently do not have anything in writing for it.
She requested that town administration review some of the operating costs like cost of the ice plant.
The third item for consideration was for the potential building’s next step. The club needs geotechnical work done to see what is possible for one of the designs they wish to construct so they want the town to share the cost.
Lastly, the club wishes to partner with the town on the 2018 New Building Canada Fund.
Council gave first reading to Bylaw 03.18 to amend the Land Use Bylaw by inserting new wording into the document to bring it into accordance with recent revisions to the Municipal Government Act and to allow for a public hearing to be held on March 5, 2018.
Ms. Miller had a request for decision (RFD) seeking authorization to write off outstanding utility account balances deemed uncollectible, to allowance of bad debt.
Council approved the write-off of outstanding 2016 utility account balances against the allowance for bad debt. Council also approved the request and amendments made to policy C04-14 Remuneration and Expense Allowance for Mayor and Council as presented with Article 4.3 to begin in effect as of the 2017 organizational meeting on October 30.
Director of Community Services Paul Salvatore presented the Mobile Vending draft bylaw for first reading. Council provided feedback as to how the process worked and what changes needed to be made before making the motion for first reading. The motion was tabled to the next regular meeting.
Mr. Salvatore had an RFD on a recent community donation. On Monday, January 15, an individual who wishes to remain anonymous, presented to council that they would like to contribute back to the community in the form of a community donation. They would like to purchase 1000 Multi-Facility Drop-in Passes at a reduced rate to distribute to members of the community, including elementary and high schools in the area, as discussed in the presentation to council.
Administration would establish a system to track the passes as they are redeemed and report back to both the donor and council on the uptake and increase of usage of the passes.
A motion to accept the anonymous donors purchase of 1000 multi facility passes at the price of two dollars was carried.
Bylaw 13.17 was a bylaw to amend the land use bylaw by redesigning Plan 1712437 Block 24 Lots 39 and 40 from Central Commercial (CB) District to DT (Downtown Transition) District.
At the January 22 meeting, a public hearing commenced. Cynthia Cvik, CEO of Palliser Regional Municipal Services (PRMS) provided a planning report and explained that the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) endorsed the recommendation of PRMS. The bylaw then passed first reading. On Monday, February 5, the bylaw passed second and third readings as amended.