Au­dit shows favourably for Star­land County

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIEDS -

A reg­u­lar meet­ing of the Coun­cil of Star­land County was held in the Ad­min­is­tra­tion Of­fice, Mor­rin, Al­berta, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, com­menc­ing at 9:00 a.m.

At 9:10 a.m., Jeff Fau­pel, from En­deavor Char­tered Ac­coun­tants, at­tended the meet­ing to re­view Star­land County’s 2016 Au­dited Fi­nan­cial State­ments with Coun­cil. He also pre­sented the In­de­pen­dent Au­di­tor’s Re­port to mem­bers of Coun­cil. He noted, that the con­sol­i­dated fi­nan­cial state­ments present fairly, in all ma­te­rial re­spects, the fi­nan­cial po­si­tion of Star­land County as at De­cem­ber 31, 2016, the re­sults of its op­er­a­tions, change in its net fi­nan­cial as­sets (debt) and its cash flows forthe year in ac­cor­dance with Canadian public sec­tor ac­count­ing stan­dards. Mr. Fau­pel re­viewed the var­i­ous con­sol­i­dated state­ments of op­er­a­tions, de­ferred rev­enues, debt lim­its and eq­uity in Tan­gi­ble Cap­i­tal As­sets with Coun­cil, who are also the Au­dit Com­mit­tee. In con­clu­sion, Mr. Fau­pel ad­vised Coun­cil that he had no rec­om­men­da­tions to sub­mit with his au­dit find­ings and that Star­land County is in a good and sta­ble fi­nan­cial po­si­tion.

Moved that Star­land County’s Au­dit Com­mit­tee ac­cept the 2016 Star­land County Au­dited Fi­nan­cial State­ment as re­viewed, and au­tho­rize the re­lease of the in­for­ma­tion found therein. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

Chief Ad­min­is­tra­tive Of­fi­cer Ross Rawlusyk re­viewed his CAO Re­port with Coun­cil. High­lights of his re­port in­cluded the fol­low­ing: com­plete and the 2016 Au­dited Fi­nan­cial State­ment is ready for ap­proval and sub­mis­sion to Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs. Ross noted that Star­land County’s net ac­cu­mu­lated sur­plus went up by $987,282.00 this year. Our over­all cash po­si­tion is up and we con­tinue to have no to­tal debt or debt ser­vic­ing: they are go­ing to take steps to make it eas­ier for peo­ple to gen­er­ate their own elec­tric­ity through small-scale, com­mu­nity-owned gen­er­a­tion from wind or so­lar power. Bill 8, an Act to strengthen Mu­nic­i­pal Gov­ern­ment.

and in­cludes changes such as new penal­ties for in­frac­tions, re­stric­tions on the use of fire­works or ex­plod­ing tar­gets with­out writ­ten per­mis­sion from a fire of­fi­cer and im­prove­ments to flammable de­bris dis­posal and spe­cific in­dus­try-based re­quire­ments. - Al­berta His­tor­i­cal Re­sources Foun­da­tion have rec­om­mended that the County work with the Delia His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety to get the Spring­wa­ter School re­clas­si­fied as a mu­nic­i­pally des­ig­nated his­tor­i­cal site. It cur­rently car­ries a as a Mu­nic­i­pal Re­source, the Delia group could ac­cess grants for main­te­nance and re­pairs. - County em­ploy­ees have been deal­ing with a large amount of wa­ter which has ac­cu­mu­lated on the north side of Rum­sey. -Ross is meet­ing with ATCO to dis­cuss a new pro­to­col for ATCO fire calls when ATCO in­fra­struc­ture is the cause of the fire. He is hop­ing they can draft an agree­ment and process to guide this is­sue go­ing for­ward. - Coun­cil was pro­vided with a copy of the Star­land Re­gional Wa­ter Authority Fi­nan­cial State­ment as of De­cem­ber 31, 2016 for their re­view. - An up­dated ver­sion of Land Use By­law 1125 was pro­vided to Coun­cil for their re­view. Cyn­thia Mu­nic­i­pal Ser­vices pro­vided a sum­mary of all the changes to be made, which CAO Rawlusyk re­viewed with Coun­cil.

AAMDC for­warded a Mem­ber Bul­letin with re­gards to the AAMDC Spring 2017 Con­ven­tion noted that they will in­cor­po­rate en­dorsed res­o­lu­tions into ad­vo­cacy ef­forts and will re­port back to the mem­ber­ship as de­vel­op­ments are avail­able. Board (MGB) for­warded in­for­ma­tion with re­gards to the Mod­ern­ized Mu­nic­i­pal Gov­ern­ment Act (MMGA) and what these changes mean for ARB’s and the num­ber of Coun­cil­lors that are al­lowed to sit as mem­bers of LARB’s or CARB’s; - it out­lines reg­u­la­tions in re­gards to brown­fields; it out­lines changes to their­juris­dic­tion; and un­der the MMGA mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties will be re­quired to es­tab­lish a Lo­cal As­sess­ment Re­view Board (LARB) and Com­pos­ite As­sess­ment Re­view board (CARB), re­gard­less of whether a com­plaint has been filed.

Other changes are an­tic­i­pated as this sec­tion of the MGA is re­viewed through­out 2017.

CAO Rawlusyk re­viewed in­for­ma­tion in re­gards to the fish stock­ing re­port for 2016 from Fish­eries Man­age­ment. Michichi and McLaren Dam’s are an­nu­ally stocked with Rain­bow Trout in April or May of each year, as well as a fall stock­ing in Michichi Dam in Septem­ber.

Works Re­port with Coun­cil. High­lights of his re­port in­cluded the fol­low­ing: - Crews have been steam­ing and hy­dro-vac­c­ing frozen cul­verts, pump­ing wa­ter through­out the County, grad­ing and grav­el­ling Mun­son Hall park­ing lot, re­mov­ing snow fence and set­ting up ir­ri­ga­tion pipe in Rum­sey to pump ex­cess wa­ter.

with the back­hoe to break up bales at a fire on April 9. - Me­chan­ics con­tinue with reg­u­lar main­te­nance and re­pairs as - Brenda has been busy with oil­field, ratepay­ers and by­law com­plaints. - Al has been check­ing wa­ter ero­sion ar­eas and other wa­ter dam­ages. He also col­lected quotes for the sup­ply of grader blades.

Moved that af­ter re­view­ing the quotes re­ceived for the sup­ply of a new tan­dem high­way trac­tor, that a new 2017 Ken­worth T880 con­ven­tional trac­tor unit be pur­chased from Greatwest Ken­worth Ltd., Cal­gary, AB plus an ex­tended war­ranty pack­age for 6 yearsl600,000 miles. MO­TION CAR­RIED.

Moved that Star­land County Coun­cil ap­prove the pur­chase of a 2015 10 ft. by 30 ft. con­struc­tion crew trailer from La­combe Trailer, La­combe, AB. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

Moved that Star­land County pur­chase 350 pieces of 3l4”’x8’x4’ grader blades at $48.95 per piece for a to­tal of $17,132.50 plus GST from Wearpro Equip­ment and Sup­ply, Cal­gary, AB, FOB Mor­rin. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

At 2:05 p.m., Man­ager Riep at­tended the meet­ing and re­viewed his Mu­nic­i­pal Ser­vices Re­port with Coun­cil. High­lights of his re­port in­cluded the fol­low­ing: - Crews have been do­ing build­ing re­pairs at the Craigmyle Wa­ter Sta­tion, monthly me­ter reads, wa­ter truck­fill re­pairs, clean­ing of ve­hi­cles and equip­ment as well as daily wa­ter sys­tem mon­i­tor­ing and test­ing. - Glen has been re­search­ing op­tions with re­spect to the Mun­son truck­fill sta­tion in­clud­ing wa­ter stor­age tanks, build­ing de­signs as well as pumps and me­chan­i­cal re­quire­ments for the sys­tem. sup­ply to the site and service to goal will al­low for fire pro­tec­tion of the build­ing un­der the Build­ing Code and to pro­vide wa­ter to ru­ral users in the area. pre­par­ing a ten­der by in­vi­ta­tion for the wa­ter sup­ply line feed­ing to the Mun­son Truck Fill Sta­tion as one project and a sec­ondary project for the re­place­ment of the steel line on the CLV sys­tem for later this spring. - Glen was ap­proached by the op­er­a­tors of Di­nosaur Trail RV Re­sort re­gard­ing wa­ter sup­ply re­stricted flow to their site does not meet their peak de­mands dur­ing the sum­mer months. - Glen met with John Hein of Al­berta Health Ser­vices. He is can­vass­ing through­out the prov­ince in support of the ini­tia­tive by AHS for the Al­berta Med­i­cal ob­jec­tive by the AMFR is to pro­vide a standard frame­work for all agen­cies that re­spond to med­i­cal de­part­ments be­ing in­volved in this pro­gram will be in the support in train­ing and equip­ment for med­i­cal re­sponse such as air sup­ply ap­pa­ra­tus, masks, trauma kits, stretch­ers and AED units.

Glen has sched­uled a pre­sen­ta­tion to our Fire Chiefs later in June. been re-sched­uled for June 15 at 1:00 p.m. (AMFR) pre­sen­ta­tion is sched­uled for June 7 at 7:00 p.m. CAO Rawlusyk re­viewed the new leg­is­la­tion and spec­i­fied penal­ties in re­gards to the For­est and At 2:50 p.m., Man­ager Riep de­parted from the meet­ing. ofthe Al­berta Agree­ment for Cap­i­tal Finance a copy of the min­utes of the AGM held on Mar 4, 2016 for Coun­cil’s pe­rusal.

A Mem­ber Bul­letin was re­ceived from the AAMDC in re­gards to changes to the Elected a com­plete course con­tent and structure renewal and re­duc­ing the num­ber of cour­ses of­fered so that they can fo­cus on those that are of most value to elected course will meet the needs of the manda­tory elected of­fi­cial train­ing re­quire­ment un­der the re­vised MGA. as­sess­ment ser- vices is up for renewal. CAO Rawlusyk and As­sis­tant CAO Bre­mer met with Rod­ney Vikse, Wild Rose As­sess­ment Ser­vices Inc. to re­view a new con­tract in this re­gard.

Moved that Star­land County Agree­ment with Wild Rose As­sess­ment Ser­vices Inc. for the pro­vi­sion of as­sess­ment ser­vices as out­lined within the con­tract for a 5-year term, with an ad­di­tional 5-year renewal op­tion, cov­er­ing the pe­riod of June 1, 2017 to March 31, 2027. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

Cor­re­spon­dence was re­ceived from Tim Tryt­ten, AEA/GIS Co­or­di­na­tor of Al­berta Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency, pro­vid­ing an up­date on the Al­berta Emer­gency Alert (AEA) train­ing.

Coun­cil dis­cussed the is­suance of fire per­mits and the pos­si­bil­ity of re­strict­ing per­mits to spec­i­fied types of burns only and lim­it­ing per­mits is­sued around long week­ends as fire­fight­ers are not as read­ily avail­able then.

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

If in­ter­ested in the above po­si­tion, please sub­mit your re­sume with driv­ers ab­stract to:

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.