Committees of Council

Committees, Boards & Foundations with Council Representation

Central Alberta Economic Partnership

CAEP is a partnership of 41 Alberta Municipalities with a mission "to enhance sustainable economic prosperity across Central Alberta by facilitating the collaboration between communities, business and government and by providing tools to assist member communities in economic development."

Members

Coun. Doug Bos

Alternate: Coun. Heather Taylor


Central Alberta Regional Trails Society

CARTS provides a forum for all trail groups, including provincial trail user associations partnering with trail stakeholders, to develop and deliver user education programs and promote responsible recreation access. They meet a total of six times a year: in November, January, March, May, July and September.

Members

Coun. Heather Taylor

Alternate: Coun. Mark Kemball

Central Waste Management Commission

CWMC is authorized to provide solid waste management services. The following municipalities are members of the Commission:

  • City of Red Deer
  • Red Deer County
  • Town of Blackfalds
  • Town of Bowden
  • Town of Innisfail
  • Town of Penhold
  • Town of Sylvan Lake
  • Village of Delburne
  • Village of Elnora

Members

Coun. Gavin Bates

Alternate: Coun. Mark Kemball

 

Community Services Standing Committee

The aim of the Community Services Standing Committee is to enhance and strengthen the quality of life for all citizens in Innisfail and area. The Committee discusses and researches issues and concerns affecting the community services areas listed below, and provides recommendations to Council for decision. The Committee operates in accordance with Bylaw #1500, Schedule B.

  • Beautification
  • Business revitalization
  • Parks, recreation and culture facilities
  • Development and maintenance of community parks and trails
  • Recreation programming and development
  • Cultural festivals and events
  • Special events
  • Transportation
  • Community housing
  • Community support services

Members

Coun. Danny Rieberger

Alternate: Coun. Patt Churchill


Family & Community Support Services Advisory Board

The Town of Innisfail appoints an FCSS Board whose mandate (Bylaw #1505) is to identify community issues and needs, review Community Grant Applications and make recommendations to Town Council.

Members

Coun. Doug Bos

Alternate: Coun. Mark Kemball


Innisfail Chamber of Commerce

The Innisfail Chamber of Commerce comprises members from all segments of the business community who work together for the common good of the community.

Members

Coun. Mark Kemball

Alternate: Coun. Danny Rieberger

 

Innisfail and District Historical Society

The Innisfail and District Historical Society is managed by a board of directors and is made up of both individual and business members from surrounding communities. The board of directors regularly meets to discuss the Society's objectives and efficiently runs the Village
during the summer with the help of summer student employees and a manager.

Members

Coun. Gavin Bates

Alternate: Coun. Patt Churchill


Innisfail Joint Use Committee

The Joint Use Agreement between the Town of Innisfail and Chinook's Edge School Division allows for the residents of Innisfail to rent certain school facilities. The Innisfail Joint Use Committee consists of representatives from Chinook's Edge School Division and the Town of Innisfail, and is responsible for the co-ordination and management of the utilization of Town and school facilities in accordance with an approved schedule and budget. Currently, the Innisfail Middle School gymnasium and Student Gathering Area, as well as two Fine Arts rooms in the Junior Senior High, can be booked by the public.

Members

Coun. Mark Kemball


Innisfail Municipal Library Board

The Innisfail Municipal Library Board is dedicated to providing education, cultural enlightenment, recreation, freedom to read and information to all citizens of Innisfail and area.

Members

Coun. Gavin Bates

Alternate: Coun. Danny Rieberger


Intermunicipal Development Plan

Intermunicipal planning is an ongoing effort between two or more municipalities to make land use planning decisions in a manner that reflects the mutual and individual interests of the affected municipalities. An Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is one of the main tools used in this effort.

An IDP is a broad-based policy document that is designed to ensure that development, usually in and around an urban municipality, takes place in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner without significant unnecessary costs and unacceptable negative impacts on either municipality. It recognizes the difficult challenges facing both municipalities as they try to deal with expected growth pressures in a way that is mutually beneficial. An IDP is expected to provide both municipalities with a comprehensive long range land use based plan that reduces potential development conflicts, addresses community concerns and provides a framework for ongoing consultation and co-operation in areas of mutual concern.

Members

Mayor Brian Spiller

Coun. Danny Rieberger

Coun. Gavin Bates

Coun. Doug Bos


Mountain View Regional Water Services Commission

The Mountain View Regional Water Services Commission owns and operates the Anthony Henday Water Treatment Plant (AHWTP), which is situated on the banks of the Red Deer River northwest of Innisfail.

The idea of a regional system was conceived in 1973, when the Towns of Innisfail, Bowden, Olds, Didsbury, Carstairs and Crossfield approached the Provincial Government about building a water treatment plant and pipeline to provide a safe reliable source of potable water for its citizens.

Approval was given in 1974, and construction commenced on the water plant in 1975, and on the pipeline in 1976. The project was completed in 1977, with production and pumping beginning in November 1977. The Provincial Government operated the AHWTP from 1977 to 1992. In 1992 the legislature and the owners incorporated the MVRWSC, and operation was taken over in 1993. The MVRWSC is directed by a board consisting of one member of Council from each town, and an independent administrator.

Members

Mayor Brian Spiller

Alternate: Coun. Gavin Bates


Municipal Emergency Management

The Emergency Management Agency is established under the authority of Bylaw 1489. The Committee is established to act as an agency of Council to ensure that emergency plans and programs are prepared to address potential emergencies or disasters in the Town of Innisfail. There is hereby established an Emergency Management Committee to advise Council on the development of emergency plans and programs.

Council shall:

  • By resolution, appoint three of its members to serve on the Emergency Management Committee
  • Provide for the payment of expenses of the members of the Emergency Management Committee
  • By resolution, on the recommendation of the Emergency Management Committee, appoint a Director of Emergency Management and Deputy Director of Emergency Management
  • Ensure that emergency plans and programs are prepared to address potential emergencies or disasters in the Town of Innisfail
  • Approve the Town of Innisfail's emergency plans and programs
  • Review the status of the Municipal Emergency Plan and related plans and programs at least once each year

Members

Mayor Brian Spiller

Coun. Heather Taylor

Coun. Danny Rieberger

Coun. Gavin Bates


Municipal Planning Commission

The Municipal Planning Commission is established under the authority of the Land Use Bylaw 1470. The MPC acts as Development Authority in deciding upon all development permit applications for discretionary uses and any other development applications referred to it by the Development Officer. Meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of every month.

Members

Coun. Doug Bos

Coun. Patt Churchill

Coun. Heather Taylor

Alternate: Coun. Gavin Bates


Operational Services Standing Committee

The aim of the Operational Services Standing Committee is to enhance services for all citizens. The Committee discusses and researches issues and concerns affecting the operational services areas listed below, and provides recommendations to Council for decisions.

  • Capital works construction contracts
  • Cemetery
  • Engineering
  • Garbage and recycling
  • Protective services
  • Public transportation, transportation, roads and street maintenance
  • Water and sewer

Members

Mayor Brian Spiller

Coun. Danny Rieberger

Coun. Heather Taylor

Alternate: Coun. Patt Churchill


Parkland Community Planning Services

PCPS provides a variety of planning consultation services to municipalities and the private sector, specializing in municipal land use policy planning, site assessment and design and subdivision services.

Members

Coun. Mark Kemball

Alternate: Coun. Doug Bos


Parkland Foundation Housing for Seniors

Parkland Foundation Management Body is mandated to operate under the Alberta Housing Act and related legislation and regulations. Its primary purpose is to administer and maintain a portfolio of comfortable and affordable residential housing units for the benefit of citizens at whom the various social housing programs are targeted.

Members

Coun. Heather Taylor

Alternate: Coun. Patt Churchill


Parkland Regional Library

The Parkland Regional Library is an independent body established under the Alberta Libraries Act for the purpose of providing a variety of support services for the public and school libraries of rural Central Alberta.

Members

Coun. Gavin Bates

Alternate: Coun. Danny Rieberger


Red Deer River Municipal Users Group

A number of municipalities and communities depend entirely on the Red Deer River for their supply of water for domestic and industrial use. Most of these groups are members of the Red Deer River Municipal Users Group.

Mandate and Objectives:

  • Continually work toward a healthy and balanced aquatic ecosystem
  • Ensure that reliable quality water supplies are available for a sustainable and growing economy in each of our municipalities
  • Establish and maintain a comprehensive information base that will provide consistent and current information pertaining to water issues
  • Provide a forum for municipalities to discuss water supply, water use and water quality
  • Serve as an advocate of municipal interests in the supply, use, delivery and quality of water

Members

Coun. Patt Churchill

Alternate: Coun. Doug Bos


Red Deer River Watershed Alliance

The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance was formally established and incorporated as a Society in 2005, and is a multi-sector, non-profit organization that promotes the good use and proper management of water within the Red Deer River Watershed. In September 2005, the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance was granted the status of the Watershed Planning and Advisory Council by Alberta Environment as part of the Province's Water for Life intiative.

Members

Coun. Patt Churchill

Coun. Doug Bos


South Red Deer Regional Wastewater Commission

The Commission is authorized to provide and operate a wastewater supply system. The following municipalities are members of the Commission:

  • Mountain View County
  • Red Deer County
  • Town of Bowden
  • Town of Innisfail
  • Town of Olds
  • Town of Penhold

Members

Mayor Brian Spiller

Alternate: Coun. Mark Kemball


Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

The SDAB hears appeals on developments and subdivisions in accordance with Municipal Government Act regulations and Bylaw #1473.

Members

Coun. Danny Rieberger

Alternate: Coun. Mark Kemball

 

Transportation Committee

The Transportation Committee's objective is to establish and maintain policies and procedures regarding the operation, rules and regulations of the Town's Community Bus and Handi-Van, administrative and booking procedures, rates and remuneration, maintenance and safety procedures and responsibilities of the Town of Innisfail and the operator of the Community Bus and Handi-Van. The Transportation Committee meets at least once a year in June or as circumstances require.

Members

Coun. Danny Rieberger

Coun. Heather Taylor

Alternate: Coun. Patt Churchill