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Council Highlights – March 25, 2024

Mar 26, 2024 | 0 comments

The following are highlights from the Monday, March 25, 2024 Regular Meeting of Town Council.


Public Hearings/ Readings – Bylaw No. 1470-A80, Resolution to Amend Dodd’s Lake Outline Plan

At a previous Council Meeting, Council gave first reading to Bylaw 1470-A80 to amend the legal description of a property from residential single-family district to residential multi-family district. At the same meeting, a resolution to amend the Dodd’s Lake Outline plan was also proposed. On Monday, March 25, a public hearing was held. After hearing feedback from the public, Council carried motions giving the resolution and bylaw all required readings.

2024 Surface Improvement Contract

In the 2024 Capital Budget, several surface improvements were identified as priorities. In early 2024, Town Administration completed a formal Request for Proposal. At the March 25 Meeting, Council awarded the contract for 2024 surface improvements to Border Paving Ltd. for the amount of $1,249,296 to be funded from provincial and federal grants.

61 Avenue Special Tax Bylaw 1724-2024

Previously, Council approved improvements to 61 Avenue and directed Administration to prepare a Special Tax Bylaw to recuperate 15% of the paving cost. This cost was broken out over 15 years starting in 2021. Administration determined that the $587,564 paving portion would be included in the calculations of the Special Tax, which must be approved annually. On March 25, Council carried motions accepting the 61 Avenue Special Tax Bylaw #1708-2024 giving it all required readings.

37 Street Special Tax Bylaw 1723-2024

In 2021, 37 Street Reconstruction was completed. Council then directed Administration to bring back a Special Tax Bylaw in 2022 to recuperate 15% of the paving cost, broken out over 15 years. Administration determined that $500,455 (the paving portion) of 37 Street would be included in the calculations of the Special Tax, which must be approved annually. On March 25, Council carried motions accepting the 37 Street Special Tax Bylaw #1707-2024 and giving it all required readings.

Repeal and Approve Employee Policies

The Town’s current employee policies needed updating and replacement. Through the work of Administration, 41 new administrative policies have been developed to be approved by the CAO. On March 25, Council carried motions repealing several employee policies and approving the General Hoildays Policy 2024-001, which sets days for Town closures.

2024 Budget Adjustments

At previous meetings, Council approved funding for equipment and training related to Traffic Bylaw #1719-2024 (Excessive Vehicle Noise), and for the Innisfail Citizens on Patrol Association (ICOPA). Neither item was included in the 2024 Budget. On March 25, Council carried a motion approving budget adjustments to cover these costs from the operating reserve.

Funding Request – Harvest Festival

The Innisfail Harvest Festival requested funding for their annual event. On March 25, Council carried a motion to sponsor the event for $1,100.


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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