Drumheller Town Council
Regular Council Meeting
Monday, April 29, 2019
Mayor Heather Colberg noted highway clean-up is this Saturday, May 4. Watch for volunteers. Mayor Colberg announced the East Coulee Spring Festival is this coming weekend. Mayor Colberg proclaimed May 5-11 as Emergency Preparedness Week.
Council passed second and third reading of Bylaw 06.19. The Community Standard Bylaw. Director of Protective Services Greg Peters proposed to clarify the definition of a vehicle to come in line with the Alberta Traffic Safety Act. Mayor Colberg questioned the reasonable time frame for fixing broken windows or door openings. It was also amended a reasonable time is determined by the CAO. These amendments were passed by Council.
Council passed first reading 8.19, a bylaw to establish a Tourism Corridor and Community Standards Appeal Board.
Leon Pfeiffer of RSM Alberta LPP presented the Town’s Audited Consolidated Financial statement. He said the town had a clean report and a strong financial statement. Cash was down, but it was offset by investments. It noted net financial assets of $13,330,561, up about $3 million over the previous year. The town has an accumulated surplus of $156,446, 080, including equity in tangible capital assets. The Statement of Operations showed an excess of revenues over expenses of $3,018,662. The town’s unrestricted
surplus ended the year at $4,465,239 and a restricted surplus (reserves) of $18,789,856. The consolidated statement of cash flows show the town’s core operations of the town are generating positive cash flow. Council moved to accept the Audited Financial Statement.
Council approved Community Assistance Applications request of $7,000 for the Drumheller Learning Society to fund the Homework Help Program.
Council considered Community Assistance Application request from Hope College/ Badlands Community College for $7,500. No motion was made.
Council awarded a contract for the Community Counselling program of $25,000 a year for the next three years to Wheatland County Counselling.