Information from Drumheller Town Council Regular Council Meeting
Monday, February 7, 2022
Mayor Heather Colberg opened the regular council meeting and announced there are several upcoming events.
There is a donation drive to support poverty reduction on February 14 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Canadian Tire; donations will support the Humane Society, Colton’s Place, Salvation Army, among others.
The Community Development and Social Planning department are hosting Family day Unplugged on February 21. Mayor Colberg also thanked those sponsoring the Dry February in support of cancer awareness.
Councillor Patrick Kolafa acknowledged February is Black History Month; there will be a Facebook Live event to celebrate Black History Month on February 17 at 5 p.m. with performances and tributes. More information is available on the Town of Drumheller’s social media pages
The Flood Mitigation Community Advisory Committee (CAC) presented council with an update to the committee’s activity since it was developed September 30, 2021. CAC’s purpose is to work with the Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office (DRFMO) to learn and understand the Flood Mitigation program and the scope of the project to help guide and enhance engagement between the Town, DRFMO, and the public.
CAC is completely supportive of the Flood Mitigation program. They hold weekly meetings to review input from residents and communication responses, and submit questions to the Alchemy Communications team or DRFMO; members have also listened to community concerns and focused questions directly to the DRMFO, helped direct input from various community engagement sessions, prepared questions and answers for these sessions, and conducted research while working with the community.
Director of Protective Services Greg Peters brought the amended Remedial Properties and Derelict Properties policy which was originally presented at the January 24 council meeting. Amendments address redundant wording in the original policy and enhance clarity.
Council adopted the policy as presented.
Council adjourned to closed session to discuss roadways information Flood Mitigation local public confidence.
Complete minutes from council meetings can be found on
www.drumheller.ca once they have been adopted.