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Council Notes from the Regular Council meeting of Monday, April 1, 2019

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Council Notes

Drumheller Town Council
Regular Council Meeting
Monday, April 1, 2019

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Mayor Heather Colberg opened the meeting by introducing Mr. Sean Wallace, the new manager of economic development. Mayor Colberg invited council and residents to launch of the new youth library area over the Easter break. She also noted a Job Fair at the BCF on April 11. She also introduced the 20-20 Challenge, where she challenged residents to collect trash for 20 minutes a day from April 1 to April 20 in advent of Earth Day.
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Mayor Colberg proclaimed April 7 to April 13 as National Volunteer Week in Drumheller.
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Vance Neudorf, executive director of Badlands Amphitheatre provided an update on the organization. He said the Badlands Amp was in a transitional phase last season. It was the 25th anniversary of Passion Play and the production has transitioned in a full musical with 25 original songs. Last season it also hosted its first opera, the Icons series, and the Sound and Light show. The production continues to grow and now employs five professional directors and many more on stage and behind the scenes. Its budget tops over a half million dollars. They are aiming to make 2019 a year of stability, to find, fix and fund and increase scope and scale of the production.
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Mayor Heather Colberg on behalf of Canadian Badlands presented Mr. Neudorf with the Cindy Amos Tourism Champion Award.
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Council passed second and third reading of bylaw 01.19 being the Municipal Emergency Management Plan. This is a requirement by the province to update to the plan. Councillor Zariski asked for an explanation of communication to the council in the event of an emergency.
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Council passed second and third reading of Bylaw 02.10 being the Public Behaviour Bylaw. This is a new bylaw drawing on information from the previous Community Standard Bylaw with some updates.
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Council passed second and third reading to Bylaw 05.19 being a bylaw to authorize supplementary assessment tax. This allows the administration to assess a property that has been improved throughout the year. This is a requirement under the Municipal Government Act to be approved annually. Council passed second and third reading to Bylaw 07.19, being a bylaw to amend penalties on unpaid taxes. It makes a provision that payments made online or through telephone banking be deemed to be received by the municipality on the bank transaction date. The by-law also waives penalties imposed on a property owner on September 1 if they were hospitalized within the last 10 days of August and also allows the town to waive penalties due to the death of a property owner during the month of August.
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A Public Hearing was held to consider Bylaw 03.19, being a bylaw to amend the land use of the former Town Hall property on 2nd Avenue West, to change the designation from Community Service District to R-4 Residential. This would allow the owner to convert the building for residential. There were no written submissions for or against the Bylaw. Senior Planner from Palliser Regional Municipal Services, Jeff Laurier, delivered the report.
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Council reverted to its regular Council Meeting and approved second and third reading of Bylaw 03.19.


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