Yellowhead County briefs
Dec. 13 meeting
211 Regional Service Official Launch – Yellowhead County Council formally launched the regional 2-1-1 services for Yellowhead County, Edson and Hinton. The new 211 provides local information on government and community based health and social services.
Northern Rockies Museum of Heritage and Culture– Representatives from the Hinton Historical Society gave a presentation on the organization and developments planned opening date for the new museum located in Hinton.
Flags of Remembrance – A representative from the Flags of Remembrance and Veterans’ Voices of Canada presented Mayor Soroka with a Canadian flag and Hero Plaque following an overview of what the organization represents and why it was started. The flags are placed along major throughways in various communities to remind passersby and locals of departed veterans that served in the Canadian Military starting from the Boar War through to the Afghanistan war.
Community Services Strategic Plan – Council awarded the contract for the Edson and Area Community Services Strategic Plan to Western Management Consultants in the amount of $99,633. This is a joint project between the County and Edson and will be completed in 2017. The plan will be used to guide short and long term investment in facilities, infrastructure, and community services programming.
Taxes & Accounts Receivable Write Offs – Council approved the write off of $13,210.10 in 2016 for the following tax accounts: tax roll 031669 $1,875.97 and 16 tax rolls in the name of Alberta Social Housing Corporation in the total amount of $11,334.13. Council also approved the 2016 write-off of accounts receivable for $3,173.52 in the name of AJ’s Oilfield Services.
2017 Interim Budget – Council adopted the 2017 Interim Budget, as presented, in the total amount of $147,679,869, to be effective January 1, 2017.
Site Purchase Request – Council offered Lot 32, Block 1, Plan 062-7780 to Westland Modular Homes Ltd. for the asking price of $65,000.00 based on their request to purchase a MultiFamily Site in Evansburg.
Road Allowance Lease Renewal – Council authorized Administration to enter into a new lease agreement with the Town of Edson for the closed road allowance on the west side of the NW 10-53-17-W5M.
Teck Coal Lease Renewal – Council approved a five-year lease for Pt. SE 8-47-23-W5M to Teck Coal Limited at a rate of $2,160.00 per year and a five-year lease for Pt. NW 5-47-23W5M to Teck Coal Limited at a rate of $1,276.00 per year.
Hwy 748 Motor Vehicle Incident –Yellowhead County Council is requesting a formal inquiry into how emergency services were contacted, deployed, as well as the response they received by those already on scene at the recent Hwy 748 crash. YC Council is concerned that the 911 response centre was circumvented and was the cause for a delayed response by the appropriate emergency services.
The next Council Meetings are January 10 & 24, 2017. The next Committee of the Whole Council Meeting is December 20, 2016. All meetings start at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers.