The following are highlights from the Monday, August 28, 2023 Regular Meeting of Town Council.
Public Hearings, Second Readings, Third Readings: Bylaw 1712-2023 to Amend the Municipal Development Plan; Bylaw 1713-2023 to Amend the North Area Structure Plan; Bylaw 1470-A78 to Adopt a New Land Use District for High Density Residential Development; Bylaw 1470-A79 to Rezone a Portion of the NW1/4 Sec. 28-35-28-W4M; Adoption of a New Dodd’s Lake Outline Plan
At the July 24, 2023, Regular Meeting of Council, a series of cascading bylaws were given first reading. On Monday, August 28, Public hearings were held for these proposed bylaws. After a lengthy session, during which presentations and comments were provided both for and against the proposed changes, Council carried motions giving second and third readings to each of the proposed changes as originally presented. As part of this process, Council also adopted a new Dodd’s Lake Outline Plan.
Innisfail RCMP Municipal Detachment Multi-Year Financial Plan
In accordance with Article 17.1 of the Municipal Police Service Agreement (MPSA), the Innisfail RCMP prepared a Multi-Year Financial Plan (MYFP). This procedure ensures that anticipated resource requirements are disclosed, improving financial accountability and transparency. This plan reflects the RCMP and the Town of Innisfail’s ongoing collaboration to ensure adequate and effective municipal policing in accordance with the MPSA. At the August 28 Meeting, Council carried a motion recommending that the Town’s CEO sign off on the Innisfail Municipal Detachment MYFP.
Councillor Heistad had expressed concern over graffiti at previous Council Meetings. Since then, he has discussed the issue with administration. At the August 28 Meeting, Councillor Heistad provided Council with a brief update, and Council engaged in a brief discussion on the issue.
Appointment of New Development Officer
The Town has hired a new development officer. At the August 28 Council Meeting, Crystal Chappell was officially appointed by Council and may now assume the role of Development Officer.
Letter of Support – McMan Youth, Family and Community Service
The Town received a request for a letter of support from McMan Youth, Family and Community Service endorsing a grant application for a proposed Social Prescribing program. On August 28, Council carried a motion to provide the requested letter.
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.
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