Sun­cor in­ter­ested in solar de­vel­op­ment

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A reg­u­lar meet­ing of the Coun­cil of Star­land County was held in the Ad­min­is­tra­tion Of­fice, Mor­rin, Al­berta, on Wed­nes­day, March 8, 2017, com­menc­ing at 9:00 a.m.

Chief Ad­min­is­tra­tive Of­fi­cer Ross Rawlusyk re­viewed his CAO Re­port with Coun­cil. High­lights of his re­port in­cluded the fol­low­ing: • Ross noted that we now have the as­sess­ment num­bers in for 2017 and in do­ing a com­par­i­son between this year and last, our as­sess­ment to­tals are down sub­stan­tially. Lin­ear prop­er­ties, as well as ma­chin­ery and equip­ment as­sess­ment to­tals have de­clined by 13.07% and 8.17% re­spec­tively. Based on the 2016 tax rates, this would be a re­duc­tion in tax­a­tion dol­lars of nearly $1,000,000.00. This will cer­tainly im­pact our fi­nal 2017 Bud­get fig­ures, which will mean pos­si­ble re­duc­tions or cuts, mill rate in­creases and pos­si­ble ser­vice fee in­creases.

• The Prov­ince of Al­berta re­cently in­tro­duced a No-Charge En­ergy Sav­ings Pro­gram. This pro­gram is for res­i­den­tial home­own­ers and is for in-home in­stal­la­tions of no-charge ef­fi­ciency prod­ucts, all for free.

• Open House dates have been set for pub­lic in­for­ma­tion ses­sions re­gard­ing our new pro­posed Land Use By­law. The first meet­ing is in the Delia Com­mu­nity Hall on March 16 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and the sec­ond meet­ing is at the Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Hall on March 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

• The Mun­son Fire Hall Com­mit­tee have been work­ing to fi­nal­ize the gen­eral de­sign spec­i­fi­ca­tions so that ten­der draw­ings can be com­pleted. They are pro­ceed­ing with in-slab heat and hope to have de­sign draw­ings ready for fi­nal re­view by the mid­dle of March. Fol­low­ing ap­proval of the draw­ings the ten­der will be posted with a clos­ing date of April 12.

• Con­grat­u­la­tions to Kory Bre­mer who was se

lected as the suc­cess­ful can­di­date for the Hu­man Re­sources Co­or­di­na­tor po­si­tion. Kory has a Bach­e­lor of Com­merce with a ma­jor in Hu­man Re­sources.

• The Star­land Re­gional Wa­ter Author­ity au­dit was com­pleted on March 6, 2017.

• Sun­cor is in­ter­ested in ex­plor­ing some po­ten­tial solar de­vel­op­ment on lands owned by Star­land County.

At 10:16 p.m., Pub­lic Works Su­per­vi­sor Pratt at­tended the meet­ing and re­viewed his Pub­lic Works Re­port with Coun­cil. High­lights of his re­port in­cluded the fol­low­ing:

• The Pub­lic Works crew have been steam­ing cul­verts, plow­ing and sanding, haul­ing gravel from the Moench Pit to the County com­pound and other mis­cel­la­neous jobs as needed.

• Buck has been in­stalling equip­ment and de

cals, etc. on the two new County trucks, as well as reg­u­lar main­te­nance and re­pair du­ties as re­quired.

• Garry and Kevin are do­ing reg­u­lar main­te­nance and re­pairs as re­quired. Garry also re­viewed the specs for the Tan­dem High­way Trac­tor, which is now on the APC to re­quest ten­ders.

• Thomas com­pleted his fi­nal year of ap­pren­tice­ship and now has his Red Seal for Heavy Duty Me­chanic.

• Brenda has been deal­ing with by­law com­plaints and rig moves.

• Grader men have com­pleted their gravel maps.

• Al has been work­ing on gravel maps, pa­per

work, meet­ing with sales­men, etc., as well as mon­i­tor­ing the slide ar­eas in the County.

At 10:25 a.m., Pub­lic Works Su­per­vi­sor Pratt de­parted from the meet­ing.

In re­gards to the post­pone­ment of the 2017 Tax Sale, Lot 13, Block 2, Plan 2975AH Rum­sey was re-ap­praised. With this in­for­ma­tion in hand, we now need to set a re­serve bid on this prop­erty for the up­com­ing Tax Sale on Wed­nes­day, March 29, 2017.

Moved that a re­serve bid in the amount of $3,490.00 be set for the tax sale prop­erty de­scribed as Lot 13, Block 2, Plan 2975AH (Ham­let of Rum­sey); and that the terms of the sale is cash. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

A copy of the Gov­ern­ment of Al­berta Speech From The Throne was pro­vided to Coun­cil for their re­view.

Cor­re­spon­dence was re­ceived from the Of­fice of the Pub­lic Trustee Of­fice in re­gards to the County’s Of­fer to Pur­chase for Lots 21 and 22, Block 4, Plan 5120AM (Ham­let of Rum­sey) from Jack Pritch­ett.

They noted that they have been con­tacted with re­spect to ob­tain­ing a Court Or­der giv­ing Trus­tee­ship of the financial af­fairs of Mr. Pritch­ett to their of­fice. They are now re­quest­ing in­for­ma­tion in re­gards to his prop­erty in the Ham­let of Rum­sey.

Cor­re­spon­dence was re­ceived from Al­berta Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs, pro­vid­ing us with the 2016 Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs Pop­u­la­tion List ver­sus the 2016 Fed­eral Cen­sus Pop­u­la­tion. Star­land County’s mu­nic­i­pal cen­sus is 2,071 ver­sus the fed­eral cen­sus of 2,066.

The AAMDC for­warded a Mem­ber Bul­letin ad­vis­ing that their Board Gov­er­nance Re­view Com­mit­tee have now fin­ished their de­lib­er­a­tions and will present their rec­om­men­da­tions to the AAMDC Board of Di­rec­tors on March 2, 2017. The rec­om­men­da­tions of this re­port will be voted on by the mem­ber­ship at the Spring 2017 Con­ven­tion.

A let­ter of re­quest for Am­a­teur Team Grant Funding was re­ceived from the Mor­rin Fig­ure Skat­ing Club. They have 37 reg­is­tered skaters in­clud­ing 15 Se­nior skaters.

Moved that the Mor­rin Fig­ure Skat­ing Club be awarded an Am­a­teur Team Grant in the amount of $1,350.00 (37 x $50.00). CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

CAO Rawlusyk re­viewed the Farm and Ranch Work­place Leg­is­la­tion Rec­om­men­da­tions Re­port, out­lin­ing dis­cus­sions on the Em­ploy­ment Stan­dards Code and Labour Re­la­tions Code. He sug­gested that this re­port be fur­ther dis­cussed at the next ASB Meet­ing in April. Feed­back can be pro­vided on this doc­u­ment prior to April 30, 2017.

Each of the Coun­cil­lors present briefly re­ported on the var­i­ous com­mit­tees to which they are ap­pointed.

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