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Council Highlights – May 27, 2024

May 28, 2024 | 0 comments

The following are highlights from the Monday, May 27, 2024 Regular Meeting of Town Council.


Book Exchange Boxes on Town Lands – Policy 2024-002

On May 21, 2024, a representative from the Innisfail Rotary Club presented information to Council regarding a potential partnership in the development of a community bike park. After discussion at the May 27 Council Meeting, Council carried a motion approving the development of a Bike Park Facility Master Plan in the amount of $30,000 to be funded from the Town’s General Operating Reserve.

Book Exchange Boxes on Town Lands – Policy 2024-002

A community-driven book exchange program started in 2021, with the first location approved in Upper Aspen Heights. There has been a request for more boxes to be located on Town lands. Administration now seeks to formalize the procedures, responsibilities, and maintenance of the boxes through a policy. On May 27, after hearing feedback from the community, Council tabled the original motion as presented and carried a motion directing Administration to engage with the community regarding the proposed policy.

Development Permit – Digital Sign

The Innisfail & District Chamber of Commerce submitted a development permit application for the construction of a new electronic billboard sign to replace an existing digital sign. The current sign is located within the QE II right of way. The new sign will be located 8 m (26 ft.) directly east. After review at the May 27 meeting, Council approved the permit for the development of an electronic billboard sign to be located at 4310 42 Avenue (Dial Street) subject to the conditions contained in the proposed development permit.

Innisfail Dolphins – Request for Relief

The Innisfail Dolphins Swim Club has requested relief regarding the payment of facility rental fees. At the May 27 meeting, Council carried a motion to waive any invoice penalties for the 2024 season through Dec. 31, 2025.

Innisfail Golf Club – Canadian Junior Boys Championship Sponsorship

Previously, the Community Services Standing Committee (CSSC) recommended that Council consider a grant request from the Innisfail Golf Club to support their efforts hosting the 2024 Canadian Junior Boys Golf Championship. The Innisfail Golf Club appeared as a delegation to Council on May 13 to highlight the event and request sponsorship. On May 27, before discussion began, Mayor Jean Barclay and Councillor Gavin Bates recused themselves from this agenda item as both are members of the club. After discussion, Council provided sponsorship to the Innisfail Golf Club for the event in the amount of $2500 to be funded from the 2024 Community Grant specifying some of the funds be used for an available hat sponsorship.

June 2024 – Pride Month

After receiving a request, Council carried a motion declaring June 2024 as Pride Month in Innisfail.


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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