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 The Town’s current IDP with Red Deer County, original adopted in 2006, is now outdated.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.
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