Town Council Highlights – April

| May 3, 2016


Town Council April Highlights

Councillor Jim Hailes motioned that council directs administration to increase the number of seasonal sites at Iosegun and Smoke Lake to 20 each; to have a seasonal rate for residents and seniors rates at $1000; and allow non Fox Creek residents access to seasonal campgrounds at a rate of $1,500 per camp site, per season (May 18 – Sept. 9).  The motion was carried unanimously.

At the April 9th meeting, Development Officer, Betty He presented the management of boarding house in Fox Creek, Part II: definition of single family dwelling and management of boarding house in Fort McMurray. Councillor Chris Conlin motioned to accept the request as information.

At the April 24th meeting, Councillor Hailes motioned that council direct administration to create a development permit application form for a boarding house, amend the fees and charges bylaw to include development permit application fee for a boarding house and local non residents annual business license fee, as well as incorporate the definition of a boarding house and single family dwellings into the land use bylaw. The motion was carried. Councillor Robin Gervais opposed.

Members of the Fox Creek Youth Council were present as a delegation on April 9th, to discuss bringing a motivational speaker, Sunjay Nath to Fox Creek. Councillor Brenda Burridge motioned to enter into a contract with Sunjay Nath to hold three events at the Fox Creek School.

Youth Council

Fox Creek’s Youth Council attended the April 9th town council meeting for approval and funding of bringing a motivational speaker to Fox Creek.

Furthermore that the $4,500 fee for these events is to be funded from the Youth Council Budget of the General Operating Reserve and a letter from the Fox Creek School be brought to administration giving consent to use the facility for this event.

Josh Towle, Peace Officer and The CHAMP Team’s Ride Along/Mentoring Program, that fosters youth growth while ensuring everyone’s health, safety and wellness; was approved, motioned by Councillor Tom Thompson.

All three readings for the Bylaw 762-2016- Land Use Bylaw 662-2007 were passed.

At the April 25 meeting, there was not a full council; however enough members were present for a quorum. Thompson and Conlin were absent. At the April 9 meeting, council repealed Bylaw 261-2016 Taxi Bylaw and Councillor Burridge motioned to pass the third reading at the April 24 meeting. (Taxi Bylaw – Bylaw 767-2016) Councillors Gervais and Chris Stadnyk were opposed.

Councillor Gervais motioned that council directs administration to enter into a contract with Beck to create detailed drawings of the Multi Use Facility to tender to the subcommittee and manage the construction of the facility for the amount of $1, 311, 700, funded from the Pool Reserves. Motion was passed, Mayor Jim Ahn was opposed.

Alberta Municipal Affairs approved the Town of Fox Creek with a grant for $350,000 in support of the Fox Creek Multi Use Facility.

John Shoemaker from Shoemaker, Viney and Friesen Chartered Accountants presented council with the 2015 Municipal Financial Audit.

The next Town Council meeting is May 9th.

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