Coun­cil Notes

From the Com­mit­tee of the Whole Meet­ing

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Fe­bru­ary 29, 2016

Mayor Terry Ye­men opened the Com­mit­tee of the Whole meet­ing with the an­nounce­ment re­gard­ing the fund­ing ap­proval for Flood Mit­i­ga­tion Projects. $6,400,000 will be used in East Mid­land, New­cas­tle and down­town Drumheller. Berms will be raised to proper el­e­va­tions, ero­sion con­trol ar­mour­ing and in­stal­la­tion of a drainage pipe be­tween North Rail­way Av­enue and the CNR tracks.

... Mayor Ye­men pro­claimed March as Fraud Preven­tion Month. The most preva­lent fraud hap­pen­ing in Al­berta, is where a per­son iden­ti­fies them­selves as be­ing from Rev­enue Canada de­mand­ing credit card pay­ment on out­stand­ing taxes or they will have you ar­rested. RCMP are cur­rently work­ing on this scam and hav­ing ed­u­ca­tional sem­i­nars with se­niors to re­al­ize the Canada Rev­enue Agency does not use th­ese tac­tics.

... RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant MacDon­ald pre­sented the Drumheller de­tach­ment Per­for­mance Plan. Coun­cil had sug­ges­tions for im­prove­ment in ar­eas such as in­creased vis­i­bil­ity, night time check stops, in­creased foot pa­trols and fur­ther ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams on Dis­tracted Driv­ing.

... Al­berta Health Ser­vices Man­ager of Op­er­a­tions Cen­tral Zone, Keri Huot, pre­sented a re­port on EMS in our area. Drumheller area re­ceived 75 “911” calls for an am­bu­lance dur­ing a three week pe­riod in Jan­uary. We have two des­ig­nated am­bu­lances that ser­vice our im­me­di­ate area, one unit is equipped with Ad­vance Life Sup­port and the other with Ba­sic Life Sup­port. Huot stressed that re­sponse times are not the only im­por­tant thing to con­cen­trate on, but more im­por­tantly is the proper care once the am­bu­lance ar­rives.

... Di­rec­tor of In­fra­struc­ture Al Ken­drick spoke about the mod­ern­iza­tion of the Aquaplex. Di­rec­tives from the man­u­fac­turer re­quire the pool drained, in­spected and tested. The new pool liner, with the grad­ual en­try sys­tem, is fab­ri­cated out of stain­less steel and re­quires ex­act spec­i­fi­ca­tions and mea­sure­ments. This pool liner will be shipped in sep­a­rate pieces and even­tu­ally fit in­side the ex­ist­ing pool struc­ture. The liner has a twenty year guar­an­tee, re­quir­ing spe­cific pre-in­stall­ment guide­lines.

... Nacmine Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion Pres­i­dent Jim Decore has writ­ten to the Town and Coun­cil about park­ing is­sues on Hunter Drive. Di­rec­tor of Pro­tec­tive Ser­vices, Greg Pe­ters, has been pa­trolling reg­u­larly, leav­ing no­tices on the ve­hi­cles and semi-trucks block­ing the lane. A se­cond let­ter was also re­ceived from Mr. .Decore, re­quest­ing street lights be­ing in­stalled on High­way 575 from the Rail­way Bridge west to the en­trance of Nacmine. The let­ter stated that this por­tion of the high­way is very dark, fre­quently has deer roam­ing on it, as well as peo­ple and bi­cy­cles us­ing the road at all times of the day and night. Coun­cil is look­ing into this is­sue, as it is a Pro­vin­cial area of ex­per­tise and will for­ward this con­cern to the ap­pro­pri­ate depart­ment.

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