News

Council Highlights – July 26, 2021

Jul 28, 2021 | 0 comments

The following are highlights from the July 26, 2021 Regular Meeting of Council.


61 Avenue Special Tax Bylaw – Letter from Businesses

At the July 12 Regular Meeting of Council, CAO Todd Becker reported that the Town had received a letter prepared on behalf of a group of local landowners. The letter highlighted concerns over a special tax bylaw that was approved in April of 2021, suggesting that the bylaw was not in compliance with some of the requirements of the provincial Municipal Government Act. At Monday’s meeting, Council reviewed the letter, discussed options available to the Town, and directed Administration to gather more information about the group’s expectations. Council will revisit the matter at the August 9 Regular Meeting of Council.

Town of Innisfail 2021 Second-Quarter Financials

Administration presented the 2021 Town of Innisfail Second-Quarter Financial Report for the period from January 1 – June 30, 2021. Administration highlighted that tax revenues are in line with expectations, and expenses are within projected amounts. Council approved the report as information.

37 Street Tax Bylaw

Administration presented council with a proposal to develop a special tax bylaw for businesses benefitting from the road improvements on 37 Street. A report outlining the details of the proposed bylaw was reviewed. Council accepted the report as information and directed Administration to prepare a bylaw for presentation in early 2022.

Red Deer County lntermunicipal Development Plan – Bylaw 1675-2021

The Town is required by the provincial Municipal Government Act to maintain an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) with any neighbouring municipality. The Town’s current IDP with Red Deer County, original adopted in 2006, is now outdated. The Town of Innisfail and Red Deer County IDP Committee, along their respective councils and administrations, have prepared a new, updated IDP. Council gave first reading to Bylaw 1675-2021 (to adopt the new IDP) and set a public hearing date for 5:00 p.m. on September 7, 2021 at the lnnisfail Library Learning Centre.

Grant Applications: Community Youth Space, Dodd’s Lake Phase 1 Enhancements

Administration has prepared grant applications for two community projects. At Monday’s meeting, Administration sought formal Council support for the applications. The first grant is from Employment and Social Development Canada and would be used towards the creation of a space for the community’s youth; the second grant from the Canada Community Revitalization Fund would support the completion of Phase 1 enhancements to the facilities at Dodd’s Lake. Council passed motions to support both grant applications.


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.

Due to technical difficulties, the recording of this meeting is unavailable.

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

Upcoming Events

July 2024

MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
SU
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Events for July

1st

Events for July

2nd

Events for July

3rd

Events for July

4th

Events for July

5th

Events for July

6th

Events for July

7th

8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Events for July

8th

Events for July

9th

Events for July

10th

Events for July

11th

Events for July

12th

Events for July

13th

Events for July

14th

No Events
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
Events for July

15th

Events for July

16th

Events for July

17th

Events for July

18th

Events for July

19th

Events for July

20th

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Knit & Knat

Innisfail Public Library
Events for July

21st

No Events
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
Events for July

22nd

Events for July

23rd

Events for July

24th

Events for July

25th

Events for July

26th

Events for July

27th

Events for July

28th

No Events
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
Events for July

29th

Events for July

30th

Events for July

31st

Events for August

1st

Events for August

2nd

Events for August

3rd