Council Notes from Regular Council Meeting Monday, January 25, 2021 | DrumhellerMail
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Council Notes from Regular Council Meeting Monday, January 25, 2021

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Council Overview
Information from Drumheller
Regular Council Meeting
Monday, January 25, 2021

Mayor Heather Colberg opened the meeting expressing her appreciation that some personal services restrictions were lifted by the Provincial Government.
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Council accepted the minutes from the January 11 regular council meeting.
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Council accepted a motion to extend the leave of absence with pay for Councillor Lisa Hansen-Zacharuk for eight weeks for health reasons.
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Council approved the reappointments of Catherine Bonneville for a three-year term and appointed Robert Graham for a three-year term to the Airport Commission.
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Council agreed to revoke the State of Local Emergency as of January 25. CAO Darryl Drohomerski noted the number of new cases, hospitalizations, and positivity rate across the province have been dropping. Drumheller will continue to abide by the provincial restrictions.
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Council approved a Request for Decision to endorse the use of municipal reserves and environmental reserves lands for the construction and maintenance of flood mitigation berms. Council also adopted a resolution declaring the public will not be adversely affected by the use of municipal and environmental reserves for the construction and maintenance of flood mitigation berms.
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Council passed a resolution to authorize the Chief Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Officer to enter into contracts for the following engineering firms for Projects 1 to 11, (dike design budget and recommend the award of engineering contracts) up to the maximum amounts specified:
Wood PLC - $700,000; Klohn Crippen Berger - $650,000; Kerr Wood Leidal - $400,000; and, the Council of the Town of Drumheller approve a Construction Monitoring Budget for Projects 1 to 11 in the amount of $1,630,000, to be awarded when the design work is complete.
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Council held a Public Hearing for Bylaw 01.21 to change the land designation on a portion of the former public works site from environmental reserve to residential. There is a proposed senior living facility planned for the site. CAO Drohomerski says they don’t expect the hills on the site to be removed. Tracy Morse spoke against the bylaw. She says since the town blocked access on nearby 10 Avenue SW, the alleyway adjacent to the proposed parcel has attracted speeders and criminal activity. As a resident, she enjoys the hills in the area, the wildlife and it is a noise break. John Bruins had questions about the bylaw, but had many of his concerns addressed by learning more about the plans. Mayor Colberg closed the Public Hearing.
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Director of Infrastructure Services Dave Brett presented the 2020 snow removal strategy and maps. He has updated the plan and identified areas where they will be removing service from the strategy immediately or at the end of the season. They have also changed the tolerance of snow from 0 tolerance of accumulations of 2.5 centimetres. Council approved the strategy.
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Council approved Section 3, Policy #3.02.10.11 the Pay and Performance Innovation Incentive Plan. This plan is to engage and reward employees and volunteers to drive continuous changes and innovation in the community and workplace.
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Council went into a closed session to discuss land planning.

Complete minutes from council meetings can be found at www.drumheller.ca once they have been adopted.


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