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Council Notes from the Regular Council meeting of Monday, May 13, 2019

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Council Notes
Drumheller Town Council
Regular Meeting
Monday, May 13, 2019

Mayor Heather Colberg reflected on a busy week, including the Legion Conference, The Girl Guides Rally, Nurses Week and the Rotary Club’s White Elephant Sale.
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Mayor Heather Colberg proclaimed May 19-25 as National Public Works Week. There will be an open house at the new Public Works Building on Friday, May 24 from 4-7 p.m.
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Council approved Council’s Summer Meeting Calendar. Committee of the Whole meeting will be cancelled in July and August unless warranted.
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Council approved second and third reading of Bylaw 08.19, for the establishment of a Tourism Corridor and Community Standard Appeal Board.
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Council passed all three readings of Bylaw 10.19, being the municipal Taxation Bylaw. The Residential Mill rate was set at 0.008156980, the 2019 education tax rate is 0.002603590 and the mill rate for the Drumheller and District Seniors Foundation is 0.000576800. This makes for a residential tax rate of 11.3 per cent. (See story on Page 1)
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Council passed first reading of Bylaw 11.19 to amend Bylaw 23-06, being a local improvement tax in respect of all lands that directly benefit from the Rosedale Cambria Water Distribution System. Drumheller CAO Darryl Drohomerski explained that a local improvement tax was brought in 2006 for properties that benefited from the distribution system. Since then a number of properties have been subdivided. The amendment is so each parcel of land bears an appropriate share of the local improvement tax.
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Council appointed Andrew Luger to a three year term on the Municipal Planning Commission. Mr. Luger has been in town for about two years and is a project management professional
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Manager of Economic Development Sean Wallace presented a Request for Decision to establish an Economic Development Reserve. This would be accomplished by diverting the first 1.5 years of property tax, after the incentive period ends, on retail, commercial, industrial and agrivalue “new build” assessment to the reserve. The end goal would be to have economic development activities self-funded through this mechanism.
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Councillor Lisa Hansen-Zacharuk sponsored a Notice of Motion for Drumheller to join the Resource Communities of Canada Coalition. So far 51 communities in Alberta that have joined this group to stand together in support of Canada’s Resource sector and a united voice for advocacy. It was established by the AUMA with other municipal associations across Canada. The aim is to open a dialogue at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference next month in Quebec City.


Council Notes from the Committee of the Whole Meeting of Tuesday, May 6, 2019

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Council Notes

Drumheller Town Council
Committee of the Whole Meeting
Tuesday, May 6, 2019

Councillor Tony Lacher was sworn in as Deputy Mayor for the months of May and June.
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Mayor Heather Colberg proclaimed the week of May 6 to 12 as Nurses Week, as well as International Economic Development Week, and proclaimed McHappy Day at McDonalds on May 8.
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CAO Darryl Drohomerski updated council on a smartphone app for the town, saying a document will be presented to council on May 21 detailing the project. He said an update regarding a town toboggan hill saying an area has been identified near the cemetery and more information will come to council at the end of June.
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Director of Protective Services Greg Peters said grant funds have been secured to create a tabletop emergency scenario regarding a disaster situation, saying more information will come to council at the end of June.
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Council heard a presentation regarding Drumheller Public Library activities from library services director Emily Hollingshead and library board chair Vanessa Page. They updated council on activities and changes over the last year as well as plans for 2019.
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Council held a discussion on medical first response for the Drumheller, Rosedale, and East Coulee fire departments within town boundaries. Protective services director Greg Peters said a representative with Alberta Health Services has invited the town to join in a joint-program with other jurisdictions to improve resources for medical first responders, with Mrs. Hansen-Zacharuk encouraging the representative be invited to speak before council.

Council Notes from the Regular Council meeting of Monday, April 29, 2019

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Council Notes
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.
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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.
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Council passed first reading 8.19, a bylaw to establish a Tourism Corridor and Community Standards Appeal Board.
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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.
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Council approved Community Assistance Applications request of $7,000 for the Drumheller Learning Society to fund the Homework Help Program.
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Council considered Community Assistance Application request from Hope College/ Badlands Community College for $7,500. No motion was made.
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Council awarded a contract for the Community Counselling program of $25,000 a year for the next three years to Wheatland County Counselling.


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