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Council Highlights – April 22, 2024

Apr 23, 2024 | 0 comments

The following are highlights from the Monday, April 22, 2024 Regular Meeting of Town Council.


2023 Audited Financial Statements

At the April 22 Council Meeting, representatives from the accounting firm BDO presented the 2023 audit results to Council, reporting that the Town’s financial situation remains sound. After a brief discussion, Council carried two motions approving both the 2023 Audited Financial Statements and 2023 Alberta Financial Information Return.

City of Red Deer – Request to Support Motion

Alberta Municipalities is an advocacy group that supports initiatives from member communities. The City of Red Deer is seeking support for a motion it plans to put forward at the upcoming conference in September. The motion is aimed at advocacy for the purchase of compressed natural gas and clean diesel busses. On April 22, Innisfail Council carried a motion to “second” the City of Red Deer’s proposed motion.

2024 Tax Bylaw Budget Adjustment

At the April 8 Meeting, Council passed the 2024 Property Tax Bylaw. The Town will see an additional $130,356 which needs to be allocated through a Council motion. On April 22, Administration recommended allocating the surplus to surface improvements and the RCMP reserve. Council then carried the recommended motion.

2023 Fourth Quarter Financials and Surplus

Each year, Administration presents quarterly financials for Council to review and approve. The financials currently presented are for the fourth quarter of 2023. On April 22, Council carried three motions accepting the financials as presented, approving the allocation of budget surpluses, and directing Administration to provide Council with a business case associated with increasing protective services staffing levels.

Water Conservation Residential Options

During the January 22, 2024 Council meeting, Administration brought forward a report regarding our water conservation measures. At the April 22 Council Meeting, Administration presented a draft policy for an expanded water rebate program. After review, Council carried a motion accepting the report as information and provided Administration direction on preparing water conservation rebate options.

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Board Recommendations, 2024 Funding

Each year, the Town’s FCSS Advisory Board reviews grant applications from local groups seeking financial support for preventative social programs. On April 22, Administration provided Council with the Board’s recommendations, after which Council carried a motion to allocate the funding as recommended.

Seniors’ Week 2024

After receiving a request from the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Seniors, Community and Social Services, Council carried a motion to declare June 3 to 9, 2024 as Seniors’ Week in Innisfail.


Innisfail Town Council strives to maintain a level of openness with its residents. The highlights only briefly touch upon the exchanges and decisions reached during the most recent Council meeting.

The full meeting is available to view on YouTube (click here)

Visit www.innisfail.ca/council to review full meeting agendas and minutes.

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