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Council Highlights – March 11, 2024

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The following are highlights from the Monday, March 11, 2024 Regular Meeting of Town Council.


Innisfail Citizens on Patrol – Funding Request

On February 20, 2024, Council received a funding request from the Innisfail Citizens on Patrol Association in the amount of $5,000. The funds are to be used for training and equipment. At the March 11 Meeting, Council carried a motion to provide the requested funding.

Purchase of Town Pickup Trucks

The Town has several high-mileage vehicles in need of replacement. Funds from the Fleet Capital Reserve were allocated in the 2024 Capitol Budget to replace some of these vehicles. After the completion of a public Request for Quotation, Administration recommended purchasing the vehicles from Palliser Chevrolet at a price of $216,732, with an additional $20,000 worth of upgrades to be added after delivery, funded from the Fleet Capital Reserve. On March 11, Council carried a motion approving the purchase.

Purchase of Emergency Services Pickup Trucks

The Town’s Emergency Services department has two high-mileage vehicles in need of replacement, as highlighted in the 2024 Capitol Budget. After the completion of a public Request for Quotation, Administration recommended purchasing vehicles from Wolfe Chevrolet at a price of $111,460, with an additional $40,000 worth of upgrades to be added after delivery, funded from the Fleet Capital Reserve. Council then carried a motion approving the purchase.

Review of Town Procurement Policy

As a result of a conversation that took place during a related agenda item, Council carried a motion directing Administration to provide more information regarding the rules surrounding the Town’s procurement practices.

Purchase of Town Skidsteer

The Town’s tracked skidsteer is becoming more expensive to maintain due to age and hours used. Funds from the Fleet Capital Reserve were earmarked in the 2024 Capitol Budget to replace this unit. After the completion of a public Request for Quotation, Administration recommended purchasing a new unit from Bobcat of Red Deer at a price of $84,242. On March 11, Council carried a motion approving the purchase.

Solid Waste Collection Contract

The Town’s waste collection contract is up for renewal starting in April of this year. A Request for Proposal was issued in early 2024. After reviewing proposals Administration recommended the approval of E360 as the Town’s waste collection contractor for a period of three years with the possibility of extension. On March 11, Council carried the recommended motion.

Council Code of Conduct Bylaw – Social Media Use

Previously, Council had requested the addition of a clause in the Council Code of Conduct Bylaw outlining social media use. Administration then prepared material to be added to the existing bylaw. At the March 11 meeting, Administration presented the proposed updated bylaw. Council then carried a series of motions giving all required readings to the bylaw.

Daines Rodeo Sponsorship

After receiving a request from the Daines Ranch Pro Rodeo, Council carried a motion to provide the event with a sponsorship of $2,500.

Letter of Support – Innisfail Public Library

Upon receiving notification from Alberta Municipal Affairs, Council carried a motion to provide a letter supporting the Innisfail Public Library’s nomination for the 2024 Minister’s Awards for Municipal and Public Library Excellence.


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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