Spring 2018 move in date sched­uled for Mun­son Fire Hall

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A reg­u­lar meet­ing of the Coun­cil of Star­land County was held in the Ad­min­is­tra­tion Of­fice, Mor­rin, Al­berta, on Wednesday, De­cem­ber 13th, 2017, com­menc­ing at 9:00 a.m.

Moved that the Fi­nan­cial State­ment for the pe­riod end­ing Novem­ber 30th be ap­proved as sub­mit­ted. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY

Chief Ad­min­is­tra­tive Of­fi­cer Shirley Bre­mer re­viewed the CAO Re­port with Coun­cil. High­lights of the re­port in­cluded the fol­low­ing: • The Pro­vin­cial Gov­ern

ment has an­nounced a change whereby mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties will be able to claim a tax credit for un­col­lectable ed­u­ca­tion taxes levied on oil and gas prop­er­ties retroac­tive to 2015. • Al­berta Trans­porta­tion re­cently did a Na­tional Safety Code Au­dit which aims to make sure that Star­land County’s Car­rier Li­cense re­quire­ments are met. As Star­land County did not pass the Au­dit we now await a let­ter con­tain­ing nec­es­sary next steps to get into com­pli­ance. • Shirley, Bob and Steve at­tended the AEMA 2017 Stake­holder Sum­mit in Ed­mon­ton on De­cem­ber 5th and 6th. The key­note speaker re­viewed lessons from the Fort McMur­ray Wild­fire. • Man­age­ment staff has been busy do­ing em­ployee eval­u­a­tions over the last few weeks with year-end quickly ap­proach­ing.

At 10:00 a.m. Pub­lic Works Su­per­vi­sor Al Pratt at­tended the meet­ing and re­viewed his Pub­lic Works Re­port with Coun­cil. High­lights of his re­port in­cluded the fol­low­ing: • The Pub­lic Works crew has been set­ting up plows and san­ders, run­ning scrap metal to Brooks, haul­ing sand and gravel from the Hand­hills, plow­ing and sanding roads and haul­ing equip­ment. • Gary, Kevin and Thomas have been do­ing reg­u­lar main­te­nance on the heavy duty equip­ment and set­ting up the plows for winter. • Buck con­tin­ues with reg

ular main­te­nance on the county light duty fleet and 3c help­ing ar­range the pa­per­work for the NSC Au­dit. • Brenda has been work

ing from home while she is deal­ing with some per­sonal is­sues. • Al has been do­ing pa­per­work, check­ing on road is-

sues, do­ing a job tour with Doug, work­ing on the cap­i­tal plan and do­ing em­ployee eval­u­a­tions.

At 11:00 a.m., Mu­nic­i­pal Ser­vices Man­ager Riep at­tended the meet­ing and re­viewed his Mu­nic­i­pal Ser­vices Re­port with Coun­cil. High­lights of his re­port in­cluded the fol­low­ing: • The Mun­son Truck fill Sta­tion has pro­gressed to the point where most of the un­der­ground fa­cil­i­ties have been com­pleted and the build­ing it­self has been erected. The work can now fo­cus on the me­chan­i­cal and elec­tri­cal com­po­nents in­side the build­ing. • The so­lar back-up power in­stal­la­tion for the CLV Wa­ter Sys­tem is still un­der­go­ing up­grades after a num­ber of de­fi­cien­cies were noted with the ini­tial con­struc­tion. The goal is to get the sys­tem to feed back into the grid once the backup bat­tery sys­tem is full. The work will be per­formed by Grid­works of Al­berta. • The main over­head door on the Michichi Fire Hall has been in­stalled and is work­ing well. • Glen is in­ves­ti­gat­ing sev

eral prop­erty com­plaints as­so­ci­ated with non-ap­proved de­vel­op­ments in Ham­lets as well as the Bit­fury Site over noise.

No­tice was re­ceived from ATCO Elec­tric that they have com­pleted their own review of the fires on the SE-24-30-17-W4 re­lated to in­voices dated Septem­ber 18th and 19th and have taken the po­si­tion that ATCO is not fi­nan­cially re­spon­si­ble for the fire. De­spite this, in the spirit of be­ing a good cor­po­rate cit­i­zen ATCO has agreed to pay the in­voices.

As­sis­tant CAO Kreke gave an up­date on progress at the Mun­son Fire Hall. Cur­rently the slab has been poured and steel is be­ing de­liv­ered to the build­ing site. Fi­nal move in is sched­uled for spring of 2018.

Ron­ald and Joyce Mil­gate have re­quested an ex­ten­sion to their sub­di­vi­sion ap­proval granted on De­cem­ber 19th of 2016. The ap­pli­cants would like an ex­ten­sion un­til De­cem­ber 19th, 2018 in or­der to meet all the con­di­tions. Moved that Sub­di­vi­sion File No. 2016-028 be granted an ex­ten­sion of one year from De­cem­ber 19th, 2017 to De­cem­ber 20th, 2018 for all con­di­tions to be met. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

At 11:50 a.m. Glen de- parted from the meet­ing.

At 1:00 p.m. Lonna Hog­gan from Cana­dian Bad­lands at­tended the meet­ing and gave a pre­sen­ta­tion on the ac­tiv­i­ties of Cana­dian Bad­lands. The or­ga­ni­za­tion runs a num­ber of events within the com­mu­ni­ties com­pris­ing Cana­dian Bad­lands that pro­mote tourism within the area.

Moved that Coun­cil­lor Watts and Deputy Reeve Sar­gent be au­tho­rized to at­tend the Cana­dian Bad­lands An­nual Con­fer­ence in Medicine Hat and that regis­tra­tion and ex­penses be paid. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

Coun­cil was pre­sented with a copy of the of Fall AAMDC 2017 Con­ven­tion High­lights along with a list of res­o­lu­tions en­dorsed at the con­ven­tion.

As­sis­tant CAO Kreke re­viewed with Coun­cil a num­ber of op­tions for pro­ceed­ing with lease agree­ments for the Tax Sale Land re­cently trans­ferred to the County from the Gov­ern­ment of Al­berta.

CAO Bre­mer re­viewed with Coun­cil notes from the CAAMDC Di­rec­tor’s Meet­ing held in Three Hills on De­cem­ber 8th. She noted that ru­ral crime is now a wide­spread prob­lem and seems to be get­ting worse as re­ported by other coun­ties in our area.

Moved that Reeve Wannstrom be au­tho­rized to at­tend the Ru­ral Crime Watch Con­fer­ence in La­combe and that regis­tra­tion and ex­penses be paid. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

A 2:00 p.m. rep­re­sen­ta­tives from sev­eral bridge con­trac­tors as well as Ken Me­nage of Stan­tec Con­sult­ing at­tended the meet­ing for the open­ing of ten­ders for Bridge File 71779.

At 2:20 p.m. the del­e­ga­tion de­parted from the meet­ing.

Moved that Star­land County, along with the Vil­lage of Mun­son, sub­mit an ap­pli­ca­tion for the 2018 Al­berta Com­mu­nity Part­ner­ship Grant Pro­gram in the amount of $49,000.00 to cover the cost of an In­fra­struc­ture Study for the Vil­lage of Mun­son. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

Moved that the meet­ing pro­ceed In-Cam­era at 2:30 p.m. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

Moved that the meet­ing pro­ceed out of In-Cam­era at 3:30 p.m. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

No­tice was re­ceived from Al­berta Trans­porta­tion that Star­land County’s ap­pli­ca­tions for the 2018 Strate­gic In­fra­struc­ture Grant Pro­gram were re­ceived, con­sid­ered com­plete and would be eval­u­ated over the com­ing months.

Moved that Star­land County au­tho­rize the can­cel­la­tion of taxes in the names of the fol­low­ing cor­po­ra­tions: Blaze En­ergy Ltd., Cana­dian Oil & Gas In­ter­na­tional Inc., Se­cond Wave Pe­tro­leum Inc., and Quest­fire En­ergy Corp. to­talling the sum of $29,761.44 so that Star­land County may ap­ply for the Pro­vin­cial Ed­u­ca­tion Req­ui­si­tion Credit for Un­col­lectable Ed­u­ca­tion Prop­erty Taxes on Oil and Gas Prop­er­ties in the sum of $4,824.00. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY.

An Ama­teur Team Grant ap­pli­ca­tion was re­ceived from the Delia Fun Hockey Team. The group cur­rently has 17 reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants. The grant funds each ap­pli­ca­tion at $50/par­tic­i­pant to a max­i­mum of $2,000.

Moved that Star­land County ap­prove a 2017 Ama­teur Team Grant pay­ment to the Delia Fun Hockey Team in the amount of $850.00. CAR­RIED UNAN­I­MOUSLY. Con­tin­ued next week

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