Council Notes from the Regular Council Meeting of Monday, March 16, 2020 | DrumhellerMail
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Council Notes from the Regular Council Meeting of Monday, March 16, 2020

 

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Council Regular Council Meeting
Monday, March 16, 2020

Mayor Heather Colberg moved directly to a request for decision for the COVID-19 Response. Council approved the Drumheller Emergency Management Agency’s recommendations. These include:
• That Darwin Durnie be appointed as Incident Commander and Director of EmergencyManagement;
• All staff be placed on standby effective March 17 until April 30 and will be paid accordingly. In addition, that council authorizes any required overtime for out of scope staff and additional per diems for councillors as required;
• The Drumheller Fire Chief initiate a standby roster for fire and medical response, with members compensated at the Local 135 standby rate;
• Preparation and implementation of plans to react in accordance with the national and provincial guidelines; secure material and equipment for 30 days;
• Ensure essential service pandemic protocols are in immediate effect;
• And authorize the transfer of $500,000 from the operating contingency reserve accounts to fund the COVID-19 Response.
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Mayor Heather Colberg attended the Change of Command Ceremony at the Drumheller Institution. After six years, Darcy Emann relinquished command to Tracey Farmer as Warden of the Drumheller Institution.
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The Town of Drumheller is marking March 21 at the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
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Council awarded the contract for the provision of assessment services from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2025, to Wild Rose Assessment Services and appointed Rod Viske as designated assessor for the Town of Drumheller. The price of the contract is $464,418.
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Council Authorizes the Drumheller and District Seniors Foundation to borrow funds to a maximum of $6 million for the purpose of renovations to Sunshine Lodge as proposed. While the Drumheller and District Foundation is not requesting funding from stakeholders, they do require a motion of council supporting the borrowing of funds.
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Council adopted the Criminal record Check Policy C-04-20 and amended the Service Fee Schedule to set fees for criminal record checks at $40 for employment and other purposes and $0 for the volunteer sector.
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Council went in-camera to discuss its branding.
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Council returned to the regular meeting and passed a motion to adopt the new town logo designs as presented by the Branding Committee and direct administration to proceed with a soft launch when ready.
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Council held a Public Hearing for its Intermunicipal Development plans with Wheatland County, Kneehill County, and Special Areas. There were no written submissions and no one attending to speak on the matter.
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Council returned to its regular meeting.
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Council passed second and third readings of Bylaw 03-20, the Town of Drumheller - Wheatland County Intermunicipal Development plan.
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Council passed second and third readings of Bylaw 04-20, the Town of Drumheller - Kneehill County Intermunicipal Development plan.
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Council passed second and third readings of Bylaw 05-20, the Town of Drumheller - Special Areas Intermunicipal Development plan.
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Council passed second and third readings of Bylaw 07-20, the Town of Drumheller - Starland. County Intermunicipal Development plan.
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The above bylaws are to provide guidance and sharing of information among the municipalities that share borders as mandated by Municipal Affairs.


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