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Council Highlights – April 8, 2024

Apr 9, 2024 | 0 comments

The following are highlights from the Monday, April 8, 2024 Regular Meeting of Town Council.


2024 Annual Policing Priorities

Each year, the Innisfail RCMP and the Policing & Safe Community Committee gather input from the community through a survey. After reviewing the results of this year’s survey, the RCMP identified crime reduction, Increased visibility, and traffic safety as strategic priorities. At the April 8 Council Meeting, Council carried a motion approving these priorities and then carried a second motion authorizing the Town CAO to sign an RCMP annual performance plan letter.

Council Advocacy Report

Council has discussed several priorities to advance through Alberta Municipalities, an organization providing advocacy support for Alberta towns and cities. At the April 8 Council Meeting, Council carried a motion directing Administration to research recreation funding as a potential advocacy priority.

2024 Property Tax Bylaw

Council is required to authorize tax rates on an annual basis. Tax rates must generate enough revenue to support Town operations as well as other Town obligations, such as the provincial education services requisition. For 2024, Administration proposed mill rates reflecting an approximate 2.8% increase. After review, Council carried motions giving the proposed bylaw all required readings.

PACE Bus Delivery Service Contract

In April 2023, the Town entered a one-year contract with Prairie Bus Lines Ltd. for the operation of the PACE bus. This contract is now up for renewal with an option to extend for an additional three years. The 2024 Operating Budget includes $155,000 for PACE service; based on current hours of service the contract remains within budget. On April 8, Council carried a motion renewing the contract with Prairie Bus Lines Ltd. for a period of three years.

Public Art Framework

Administration has been evaluating ways to support public art. The 2024 operating budget included $20,000 to support or further explore public art in the community. Administration has connected with two public art consultants, discussing options for the creation of a public art framework. At the April 8 Meeting, Council carried a motion directing administration to pursue the creation of a public art framework with the support of an external consultant.

Support Letter – Alberta Municipalities

Alberta Municipalities has reached out to its members asking for support in its opposition to the proposed introduction of political parties in municipal politics. On April 8, Council carried a motion to prepare a letter supporting Alberta Municipalities’ initiative.

Innisfail Eagles Sponsorship

At the April 1 Agenda & Priorities Meeting, Council expressed an interest sponsoring the Innisfail Eagles Hockey Team at an upcoming tournament in Dundas, Ontario. On April 8, Council carried a motion approving a $1,500 sponsorship.


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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