- Posted 26 September 2017
Here's a look at highlights from the Sept. 25 regular meeting of council. Please note these are not minutes.
Highway 2 Corridor Improvement Study
Council approved a request to participate in a regional letter writing campaign directed at the provincial transportation minister regarding draft recommendations in Alberta Transportation’s Highway 2 Corridor Improvement Study.
The study, administration noted, prompted considerable discussion among municipalities surrounding the proposed use of development levies to pay for highway interchange upgrades. As a result, further consultation with municipalities is being requested.
FCSS Funding Application
Council approved an FCSS (Family & Community Support Services) funding request in the amount of $2,337 to the Innisfail Public Library. The funding, which was recommended for approval by the Town’s FCSS Advisory Board, will support the provision of art-related programs for seniors in Innisfail.
Permission to Serve Alcohol
Council approved a request from the Innisfail Eagles ‘AAA’ Men’s Hockey Club to serve alcohol at home games during the upcoming 2017-2018 Chinook Hockey League season. Consumption will be restricted to the lounge and primary spectator bleacher area of the ‘blue’ rink at the Innisfail Arena.
Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Don MacIntyre requested information from council on matters its members would like to see addressed during the upcoming fall sitting of the Alberta Legislature. Discussion revolved around minimum wage, carbon tax and other provincial initiatives.
Debra Stoski presented details of the Innisfail Scarecrow Festival, and requested that the event become part of the Town’s municipal budget going forward. Council advised Stoski that her request would be looked into.
Correspondence & Information
Several actions arose from correspondence and information presented: (1) That council proclaim Friday, Oct. 6 Cerebral Palsy Day in the community; (2) That a letter of thanks be sent to Tagish Engineering for a recent $1,000 donation to the Innisfail Food Bank; and (3) That the Town contribute a raffle/silent auction item to the Innisfail Fish & Game Association’s Sportsman’s Dinner.
Social Media for Parents & Educators
February 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am
February 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Speed Dating with Town Council
March 03, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Check out our seasonal program guide for even more opportunities to participate and become involved in the Innisfail Community!