Mun­son Fire Hall Project ten­der con­di­tion­ally awarded

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A reg­u­lar meet­ing of the Coun­cil of Star­land County was held in the Ad­min­is­tra­tion Of­fice, Morrin, Al­berta, on Wed­nes­day, April 26, 2017, com­menc­ing at 9:00 am. Present: Reeve: Barrie Hoover, Deputy Reeve: Allen Avra­menko, Coun­cil­lors: Mur­ray Mar­shall, Steve Wannstrom, and Bob Sar­gent, Staff : CAO R. Rawlusyk, As­sis­tant CAO S. Bre­mer, Spe­cial Projects Man­ager M. Kreke.

Chief Ad­min­is­tra­tive Of­fi­cer Ross Rawlusyk re­viewed his CAO Re­port with Coun­cil. High­lights of his re­port in­cluded the fol­low­ing: - Ross noted that his re­tire­ment date is near­ing ef­fec­tive May 15, 2017. He noted that he would like to be in­volved in the tran­si­tion of power and sub­ject to Coun­cil’s ap­proval, he hopes to come back on a re­duced time ba­sis to as­sist the new CAO with all the files in tran­si­tion. - Our com­mit­tee of Shirley, Glen, Matthew and Ross have been work­ing with Pal­liser Re­gional Mu­nic­i­pal Ser­vices for nearly three years on the devel­op­ment of a new Land Use By­law for Star­land County. The new by­law cre­ates three new zones and in­tro­duces up­dates rel­a­tive to new leg­is­la­tion and devel­op­ment po­ten­tial (mar­i­juana reg­u­la­tion) that is evolv­ing. We have also added many new def­i­ni­tions to help clar­ify the in­tent of the by­law for read­ers. A Public Hear­ing will be held to­day to get fi­nal in­put into the doc­u­ment. - Ross pro­vided an up­date on the County’s new HR Pro­gram. Kory is de­vel­op­ing an ori­en­ta­tion process and tak­ing over some of the hir­ing tasks for a few de­part­ments. She will also be re­view­ing some of our per­son­nel poli­cies, wage scales and de­vel­op­ing a new staff sur­vey and per­for­mance re­view process. He noted that for an or­ga­ni­za­tion our size its a great help to have some­one work­ing in this ca­pac­ity. - Ross noted a few of the in­stant re­bates for en­ergy-ef­fi­cient prod­ucts. The in­cen­tives are part of the En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency Al­berta’s Res­i­den­tial Re­tail Prod­ucts Pro­gram and de­tails of the pro­gram are avail­able on­line. - In­sight into Gov­ern­ment has up­dated the Di­rec­tory of Cabinet Min­is­ters, Deputy Min­is­ters and Com­mit­tees of Cabinet and the Leg­is­la­ture.

Al­berta Agri­cul­ture has a num­ber of cur­rent and up­dated weather maps avail­able. As well, near real time hourly weather sta­tion data can be viewed and down­loaded atwvvw.agri culture. al­berta. ca/sta­tions.

The Safety Com­mit­tee is rec­om­mend­ing a change to al­low sea­sonal work­ers to ac­cess the boot al­lowance at $150.00 for every two years. Cur­rently the boot al­lowance for sea­sonal work­ers is $75.00 per year and that amount is not al­ways suf­fi­cient to get a 6” high CSA grade boot.

The Delia C—2000 Club has thrown their sup­port be­hind a plan to de­velop a new seed clean­ing plant in the Delia area.

Moved that the Coun­cil Meet­ing be re­cessed at 10:00 a.m. to al­low time for the Public Hear­ing for the new Land Use By­law 1125. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

Moved that the reg­u­lar meet­ing of Coun­cil be re­sumed at 10:35 a.m. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

The new Land Use By­law 1125 was given a fi­nal re­view.

Moved that Land Use By­law 1125, a by­law gov­ern­ing land use plan­ning and devel­op­ment stan­dards in Star­land County, re­peal­ing and re­plac­ing By­law 1064, be given Sec­ond Read­ing. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

Moved that Land Use By­law 1125, a by­law gov­ern­ing land use plan­ning and devel­op­ment stan­dards in Star­land County, re­peal­ing and re­plac­ing By­law 1064, be given Third and Fi­nal Read­ing and Fi­nally Passed. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

Man­ager Riep re­viewed his Mu­nic­i­pal Ser­vices Re­port with Coun­cil. High­lights of his re­port in­cluded the fol­low­ing:

Crews have been busy with ceme­tery work, THM and Lead sam­ple col­lec­tion, build­ing re­pairs at Craigmyle wa­ter sta­tion and daily wa­ter sys­tem mon­i­tor­ing and test­ing.

Glen is as­sist­ing the Morn­ing Glory Wa­ter group in the meter up­grades to their sys­tem. The in­cor­po­ra­tion of the new me­ters is only a small up­grade in re­la­tion to where they need to be. Once they get all the in­for­ma­tion back from the as­so­ci­a­tion, they will be able to load the data into our wa­ter read and billing pro­gram to ini­ti­ate the ac­count iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. It will then be up to the landown­ers to in­stall the units them­selves.

Glen has been as­sist­ing the Vil­lage of Mun­son with some op­er­a­tional prob­lems in the plant as a re­sult of failed PRV equip­ment. The orig­i­nal sys­tem de­sign was im­prop­erly de­vel­oped and such has re­sulted in the re­duced ef­fi­ciency of the pumps and even com­plete fail­ure on one pump. The im­pact on the Star­land Re­gional sys­tem is re­flected in the alarm and mon­i­tor­ing is­sues and flows and pres­sure is­sues are oc­cur­ring reg­u­larly.

At the last MPC meet­ing the Sun­cor Wind Farm Project in the Hand Hills devel­op­ment was ap­proved. The project will in­clude 52 tur­bines to be sit­u­ated in the Hand­hills of which 31 tur­bine sites will be lo­cated in Star­land County. The project ap­proval from Al­berta Util­i­ties Com­mis­sion is ex­pected this fall with win­ter con­struc­tion to com­mence in 2018. it is the goal of Sun­cor to have the farm op­er­a­tional by the end of 2018.

Glen at­tended an in­for­ma­tion ses­sion hosted by Vic­tim Ser­vices in Drumheller fo­cussing on bio haz- ar­dous ma­te­ri­als found at emer­gency scenes and the pre­cau­tions nec­es­sary when en­coun­ter­ing homes or prop­erty where these con­tam­i­nants may be oc­cur­ring.

Glen re­viewed a copy of the let­ter he drafted to Nat­u­ral Re­sources Con­ser­va­tion Board (NRCB) in re­sponse to Ap­pli­ca­tion RA17015 from Clover­leaf Hut­te­rian Brethren on a Ptn. of the N 1/4 23-31 -1 8-W4M. Within this let­ter he noted con­cerns brought forth by the Star­land Mu­nic­i­pal Plan­ning Com­mis­sion, mainly in re­gard to in­cor­po­ra­tion of ma­nure wastes, on­site waste col­lec­tion and re­ten­tion fa­cil­i­ties, ma­nure dis­posal lands and ground wa­ter sus­tain­abil­ity.

CAO Rawlusyk re­viewed his dis­cus­sions with ATCO Elec­tric rep­re­sen­ta­tives in re­gards to fire sup­pres­sion when ATCO Elec­tric is found to be re­spon­si­ble for the cause of the fire. ATCO shared the le­gal opin­ion which they ob­tained and also for­warded a Let­ter of Agree­ment in re­gards to Star­land County Fire Sup­pres­sion. In this agree­ment, ATCO will com­plete a thor­ough in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion as to the ini­tial cause of fires that may be at­trib­uted to the power sys­tem which they will share with Star­land County’s Fire Mar­shall. If the in­ves­ti­ga­tion con­cludes that ATCO is re­spon­si­ble, they will ac­cept re­spon­si­bil­ity and pay ap­pro­pri­ate re­lated Fire Sup­pres­sion in­voices. If they can’t de­ter­mine the ini­tial cause, they will con­tact the County for as­sis­tance.

Moved that Star­land County ac­cept ATCO Elec­tric’s Let­ter of Agree­ment in re­gards to Fire Sup­pres­sion within Star­land County as re­viewed. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

At 11:15 a.m., Man­ager Riep de­parted from the meet­ing. con­tin­ued next week

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