Smoky Lake County Reeves' Page
For April 20, 2017 to May 15, 2017
April 20, 2017 - Regular County Council Meeting held in Smoky Lake County Council Chambers:
Appointed Kurt Holdis as one of the public-at-large members to the Regional Community Development Committee (RCDC) in accordance with bylaw 1299-17.
The second public-at-large member position will be advertised until it is filled; interested County residents should submit their resume to the County office.
Executed an agreement with Cindy Cherniwchan to provide a portion of the Secretarial Clerical Services Contract required by the Smoky Lake RCMP Detachment.
Appointed Leon Boychuk-Hunter to the Smoky Lake County Regional Heritage Board of directors.
More meeting information can be found at: www.smokylakecounty.ab.ca/agendas.html
April 21, 2017 - County Budget Meeting held in Smoky Lake County Council Chambers:
Deferred 2017 Oil Treatment Project P1713 (Twp Rd 584 between Hwy 855 & Rge Rd 175) to 2018.
Adopted the 2017 Capital/Project Budget for Smoky Lake County.
Adopted the 2017 Natural Gas System Budget.
April 21, 2017 - Smoky Lake Region Fire & Rescue Committee Meeting held in County Council Chambers:
Village of Waskatenau Councillor Casey Caron was elected as Vice-Chairperson of Committee.
Policy Statement No. 02-30-01: Firefighter Fitness Evaluation was recommended to each respective council for adoption.
April 27, 2017 - Northern Lights Library Annual Convention held in Jasper:
Sessions included: “Food for Thought: Dishing Out What Your Community Needs”, “The Human Library Experience in Rural Alberta” and “Extending Library Services to On-Reserve Population”
Key Note Speakers were: Rick Mercer - TV Celebrity, Kate Beaton - Canadian Cartoonist from Nova Scotia, and Joseph Boyden - Author of “Three Day Road”.
May 1, 2017 - Regional Community Development Committee (RCDC) Meeting held in County Council Chambers
Agreed to write a letter to the Minister of Justice/Solicitor General requesting consideration to re-open the Smoky Lake Court House; and recommended each respective municipality do the same.
Recommended Smoky Lake County apply to the 2017-2018 Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) Grant Program for a project titled: “Business Development”.
May 1, 2017 - Community Planning Association of Alberta Conference held in Red Deer:
Sessions included: Planning Law, Regional Collaboration, Role of Municipal Planning Commissions, and Fort McMurray Response to Re-Entry to Recovery.
The keynote speaker’s topic was continuing challenges faced by Canada’s Oil and Gas Industry.
May 4, 2017 - County Budget Meeting held in Smoky Lake County Council Chambers:
Deferred the 2017 Construction Projects: C1715 (Rge Rd 200, between Twp Rd 594 and Twp Rd 592), C1612 (Twp Rd 590 between Rge Rd 142 and Rge Rd 140), and C1622 (Rge Rd 142 between Twp Rd 590A and Twp Rd 590) to Year 2018.
Approved the 2017 Total Function Budget.
May 4, 2017 - Joint Municipalities Meeting held in the Hamlet of Spedden
Mr. Colin Piquette, MLA for Athabasca-Sturgeon-Redwater gave a verbal report that included concerns for Bill 1 (an Act to reduce school fees), Farmers, Highway Rest Stops, and he also answered questions from the Committee.
Mr. David B. Hanson, MLA for Lac La Biche-St. Paul-Two Hills gave a verbal update that included concerns for Farmers, Carbon Levy and Green Energy Contracts, and he also answered questions from the committee.
Mr. Stephen Bull, Assistant Deputy Minister- Supernet Secretariat gave an overview of the current state of SuperNet and Broadband Internet throughout Alberta as well as future direction concerns.
Sgt. Al Baird R.C.M.P. Smoky Lake Detachment gave his report on local Police activities and statistics.
May 5, 2017 - Agricultural Service Board Meeting held in Smoky Lake County Council Chambers:
Adopted Policy Statement No. 62-26-01: Scare Cannon Rental agreement.
Appointed Ethan Jones and Zach Tychkowsky as Weed/Pest Inspector for the season.
Agreed to make application to become a Wetland Restoration Agency to replace lost wetlands within our region in an effort to remain a diverse habitat for migrating bird species and animals.
May 5, 2017 - Fire Protection Services Meeting held in Smoky Lake County Council Chambers:
Adopted Policy 02-30-01: Regional Fire and Rescue Committee: Firefighter Fitness Evaluation.
May 5, 2017 - Natural Gas Meeting held in Smoky Lake County Council Chambers:
The Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops Ltd. FIRE (Federation Insurance Reciprocal Exchange) Meeting is scheduled for June 21, 2017.
Smoky Lake County administration will be submitting the Gas Alberta Inc. Customer Survey as requested by Dave Symon, President and CEO, Gas Alberta Inc.
May 5, 2017 - Environmental Operations Meeting held in Smoky Lake County Council Chambers:
Agreed to submit a service application to Telus for future credit card payment options at all truck fills.
May 5, 2017 - County Budget Meeting held in Smoky Lake County Council Chambers:
First and second reading was given to the Property Tax Rate Bylaw No. 1302-17.
May 8, 2017 - County Strategic Plan Priorities Meeting held in Smoky Lake County Council Chambers:
Adopted the Council Priorities & Operational Strategies in the May 8, 2017 Strategic Priorities Chart.
Third and final reading was given to the Property Tax Rate Bylaw No. 1302-17.
May 9, 2017 - Family and Community Support Services - Family School Liaison Worker Meeting held in Smoky Lake County Council Chambers:
The “Hats On for Mental Health” day on May 3, 2017 was an unprecidented success in spreading awareness, thanks to Jacob Fox, Family Shcool Liaison Worker and all who particiapted.
May 9, 2017 - Joint County/Town Council Meeting held in Smoky Lake County Council Chambers:
Agreed to display the items from the R.M. of Wood Buffalo in appreciation of our support during the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire at the Smoky Lake Ag. Society Complex.
Agreed to pursue a draft terms of reference for a new Health and Wellness Committee.
May 10, 2017 - Minister of Municipal Affairs Meeting held at the Alberta Legislature Building:
Requested consideration on the following issues affecting Alberta municipalities: Taxation Section of the Municipal Government Act (MGA), Carbon Levy, and Intermunicipal Collaboration Frameworks.
May 13, 2017 - Northern Lights Library System Board Meeting held in Elk Point:
Was elected to the Executive Board for Zone 1 as well as to the Committees for Policy, Building, Grievance, and the Board of Directors.
Northern Lights Annual Conference is scheduled for September 14-15, 2017 in Elk Point.
May 15, 2017 - North East Muni-Corr Ltd Meeting held in the Town of St. Paul:
Debriefing on The Second Chance Trail Ride Event held on May 13, 2017 from Lindberg to Elk Point.
New mandatory Helmet Law on ATV’s effective May 15, 2017 on public roads and trails.
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