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Council Highlights – May 13, 2024

May 14, 2024 | 0 comments

The following are highlights from the Monday, May 13, 2024 Regular Meeting of Town Council.


Delegation – Innisfail Golf Club

The Innisfail Golf Club has been chosen by Golf Canada to host the 2024 Canadian Junior Boys National Championship from August 12-16, 2024. A delegation from the club provided information on the event at the May 13, 2024 Council Meeting. After discussion, Council requested that Administration provide more information on the Town’s potential participation at a future meeting.

Bill 20 Letter

The Government of Alberta, through Bill 20, has proposed changes to the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) and the Municipal Government Act (MGA). The proposed changes have been submitted without input from Alberta’s municipalities. On May 13, Council carried a motion to send a letter to the Premier that the Government of Alberta rescind Bill 20 due to the extensive concerns raised by municipal leaders across Alberta, and that the Government engage municipalities to update the LAEA and MGA through a collaborative and trust-based consultation process.

Community Garden – Letter of Support

The Innisfail & District Garden Club seeks to expand the Innisfail Community Garden. To secure a grant, they are required to partner with a municipal body to receive the funds on their behalf. On May 13, Council approved a request to provide a letter of support to the Innisfail & District Garden Club for their FCC AgriSpirit Fund grant application.

Development Permit – Discovery Wildlife Park

The Discovery Wildlife Park has submitted a development permit application for the construction of an accessory building to store equipment and Christmas lights. At Monday’s meeting, Council carried a motion approving Development Permit 24D-037 for the development of a cold storage shop (Accessory Building) at Discovery Wildlife Park.

Arena Lobby Flooring Replacement

The lobby flooring at the Twin Arenas has been identified as needing replacement. After receiving submissions through a formal request for proposal process, Administration identified a successful proponent. On May 13, Council carried a motion approving the installation of new lobby flooring in the arena by West Country Floors for $109,784.59 to be funded from the 2024 Canada Community Building Fund (CCBF) allocation.

Rates & Fee Bylaw – Diamond 7 and Tennis Courts

To properly reflect the value of certain Town-owned facilities, Administration proposed the adjustment/addition of specific rental rates to the Town’s Rates & Fees Bylaw. To include these rates, a new bylaw must be adopted to amend the existing bylaw. On May 13, Council carried motions giving all required readings to Bylaw 1725-2024 Rates & Fees to include updated rental fees for Diamond 7 and the outdoor tennis courts.

2024 Grinchmas Sponsorship

The Community Services Standing Committee (CSSC) made a motion suggesting that Council consider sponsorship of the Grinchmas event outside the Community Grant Program. After discussion at the May 13 Meeting, Council carried a motion to defer back to the CSSC for review to ensure the request fits within the program’s eligibility requirements. Council then carried a second related motion directing administration to review the Community Grant Program Policy and provide more information to Council at a future meeting.

Rotary Golf Tournament Sponsorship Request

The Innisfail Rotary Club has requested sponsorship for the organization’s 2024 golf tournament. At the May 13 Meeting, Council carried a motion to support the event as a hole sponsor in the amount of $400.


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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