Here's a look at highlights from last night's Town Council meeting. Please note these are not minutes.

CAO Recognition 

Council formally recognized CAO Helen Dietz, who recently received her 30-year Long Service Award from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators. The award is based on the number of full-time years spent in municipal government in a management capacity (as CAO or reporting to a CAO). 

Proposed Electoral Division Areas 

The Electoral Boundaries Commission recently released an interim report recommending changes to the electoral boundaries of some of Alberta’s 87 electoral divisions. The changes proposed have limited impact to the Central Alberta Region, and none in the Innisfail-Sylvan Lake division. Council accepted the report as information. 

Flag Poles 

Council approved the purchase of flag poles for two Town buildings. The purchase and installation of a 16-foot flag pole to display the provincial flag at the Town Office was approved for $4,453, while the purchase and installation of 12- and 14-foot flag poles for the Fire and Protective Services building was approved for $6,334. All will be funded from 2017 Contingency. 

Chinook’s Edge On-Street Parking 

Council approved a temporary on-street parking-pass-required zone be granted to Chinook’s Edge School Division on 51 Avenue between 42 Street and 47 Street. The approval arrived in light of a request from the school division to retain the zone, which had previously been granted temporarily. It was given subject to the school division entering into an agreement with the Town to construct suitable on-site parking for schools adjacent to the zone. 

Canada 150 Community Celebration 

Administration presented an overview of the town’s upcoming Canada 150 festivities. A communitywide celebration will be held at Centennial Park on Friday, June 30, with Canada-themed crafts, games, activities, a dunk tank, mascots, live entertainment, beer gardens, balloon art, cultural performances, fireworks and more. Full details will be posted to www. innisfail.ca/canada150. 

Minor Ball Letter of Support 

Council agreed to draft a letter of support for the Innisfail Minor Ball Association in its application for funding through the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP). The funding is being applied for to help with various necessary upgrades and improvements to local ball diamond facilities. 

Neighbourhood Block Party Road Closure 

Council approved a temporary road closure on 49 Street Close from 2 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 24 for the purpose of hosting a Neighbourhood Block Party. The Town’s Neighbourhood Block Party program promotes a sense of community and the development of safe, crime-free neighbourhoods. 

Dodd’s Lake Commemoration 

A delegation addressed council and requested commemoration be given to Don Llewellyn in the Dodd’s Lake area. The delegation told council of the significant contributions Llewellyn made to the area, and to the sport of water skiing.

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