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Council Highlights – December 11, 2023

Dec 13, 2023 | 0 comments

The following are highlights from the Monday, December 11, 2023 Regular Meeting of Town Council.


2024 Operating and Capital Budgets

In November of this year, Council held deliberations for the 2024 budget. These sessions were advertised and were open for the public to attend. Recordings are also available for viewing online. Based on the direction provided at the November deliberations, Administration presented an amended budget the Dec. 4, 2023 Agenda & Priorities Meeting. At the Dec. 11, 2023 Regular Meeting, Council carried a motion approving the 2024 Operating and Capital budgets as presented.

2023/24 Policing Support Grant Funding Agreement

Through the Policing Support Grant (PSG), the Province of Alberta offsets the costs of officers, ensures the delivery of policing, provides policing oversight, and implements policing initiatives and priorities to support enhanced policing services. The Town of Innisfail is eligible for a grant of $362,776. In order to receive these funds, the Town must sign an agreement to be returned by December 12, 2023. At the Dec. 11 Meeting, Council carried a motion authorizing the Town’s Chief Elected Official to sign the Policing Support Grant Funding Agreement.

Council Remuneration Policy Review

Every two years, the Town is required by policy to establish a temporary committee to review the pay and benefits received by Council. Earlier this year, this committee prepared recommended changes to Council’s compensation. On Nov. 14, 2023, Administration presented a proposed Council Remuneration Policy; however, Council directed Administration to make further amendments to the new policy. At the Dec. 11 meeting, Administration presented the amended policy. After lengthy discussion, Council proposed further amendments and then carried a motion approving the Council Remuneration Policy. As part of required procedure, Council then carried a motion repealing the previously existing policy.

Rates & Fees Bylaw 1718-2023

Each year, as part of the annual budget process, Administration reviews and proposes updates to the Town’s existing Rates & Fees Bylaw. At the Dec. 11, 2023 meeting, Administration presented an amending bylaw to update the existing bylaw. Council carried all required motions, passing the new bylaw as presented.

Repeal of Outdated/Obsolete Policies

As part of the ongoing bylaw and policy review, Administration presented eight policies considered to be outdated or obsolete. On Dec. 11, 2023, Council carried a motion repealing the policies upon Administration’s recommendation.


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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