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Would you like to serve on one of the town’s community committees?

To apply, download the application form and deliver it to the Town Office (4943 53 Street) or email it to townhall@innisfail.ca.

Review the Town of Innisfail Committee Member Handbookclick here

Municipal Development Plan Committee

A municipal development plan (MDP) is a ‘road map’ that helps determine the desired long-term direction for a community.
The Town’s current MDP was consolidated in 2007 and is now due for an update.

We need you for an Advisory Committee!
The Town is recruiting members of the community to help us make decisions about future land use. As such, we are looking for volunteers to form a committee to provide insight and guidance during the development of the new MDP.

If you are interested in becoming a part of this commitee, fill out an application form (available for download on this page) and deliver it to the Town Office (4943 53 Street) or email it to townhall@innisfail.ca.

Committees/Boards with Council & Citizen Membership

Age-Friendly Community Committee

The Age-Friendly Community Committee acts as a catalyst for community collaboration, with the objective of making Innisfail more age-friendly by welcoming input from the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Additionally, it will promote the concept of multi-generational collaboration throughout the community.

Members

Jason Heistad

Don Harrison (alternate)

Community Services Standing Committee

The Community Services Standing Committee is intended to enhance and strengthen the quality of life for all citizens in Innisfail and area. The Committee is to provide a broad community perspective on issues affecting the service areas listed below, acts in an advisory capacity and provides recommendations to Council for decision. The Committee operates in accordance with Bylaw #1500, Schedule B.

  • Beautification
  • Community & business revitalization
  • Parks, recreation and culture facilities
  • Development and maintenance of community parks and trails
  • Recreation programming and development
  • Cultural festivals and events
  • Special events
  • Community housing
  • Community support services

The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 4:00 p.m.

Members:

Coun. Dale Dunham

Alternate: Coun. Cindy Messaros

Minutes & Agendas

Council Remuneration Review Committee

This is a temporary committee that meets every two years to review the pay and benefits received by Innisfail Town Council.

The Town of Innisfail is seeks citizen representatives to sit on the Council Remuneration Review Committee. The committee will meets two to three times over the months of June and July to make recommendations to Council in relation to council Remuneration, including per diem rates and benefits.

Applicants must be Innisfail residents over the age of 18.

 

Family & Community Support Services Advisory Board (FCSS)

The Town of Innisfail appoints an FCSS Board whose mandate (Bylaw #1505) is to identify community issues and needs, review Community Grant Applications and make recommendations to Town Council.

The Board meets on an as-needed basis, typically in the evening.

Members

Coun. Don Harrison

Alternate: Coun. Cindy Messaros

Innisfail Community Economic Development Advisory Group

The Advisory Group assists in the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem that utilizes community stakeholders, business owners, and public members that promote community economic development initiatives. The Advisory Group aligns its tactical focus with Council’s strategic priorities by developing an economic development vision, and strategy, and annual workplans to be approved by Council.

The Advisory Group consists of four (4) voting members who represent a broad range of perspectives and expertise from the community’s business, investment, marketing, development, environmental, social, and planning sectors. As well as two members from Innisfail Town Council, and one member from Innisfail Chamber of Commerce.

Members

Mayor Jean Barclay

Coun. Dale Dunham

Municipal Planning Commission (MPC)

The MPC is established under the authority of the Land Use Bylaw 1470. The MPC acts as Development Authority in deciding upon all development permit applications for discretionary uses and any other development applications referred to it by the Development Officer.

The MPC meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 3:00 p.m.

Members:

Coun. Cindy Messaros

Coun. Gavin Bates

Coun. Janice Wing

Alternate: Coun. Jason Heistad

 Agenda and Meeting Minutes

Policing & Safe Community Committee

The overall objectives of the Policing and Safe Community Committee is to act as a liaison between Town Council, the RCMP detachment, Community Peace Officers and the citizens of Innisfail to foster the creation of a safe, secure community. To visit the Policing & Safe Community Committee page, click here.

This committee is required to meet a minimum of six times per year.

Members:

Coun. Cindy Messaros

Coun. Jason Heistad

Minutes & Agendas

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB)

The SDAB hears appeals on developments and subdivisions in accordance with Municipal Government Act regulations and Bylaw #1473.

Members:

Coun. Dale Dunham

Alternate: Coun. Don Harrison

Board Agenda

Transportation Committee

The Transportation Committee’s objective is to establish and maintain policy and procedures in regards to: the operation, rules and regulations of the Community Bus & Handi-Van; administrative & booking procedures; rates & remuneration; maintenance & safety procedures; and responsibilities of the Town & Operator of the Community Bus and Handi-Van. The Transportation Committee’s objective is to establish and maintain policy and procedures in regards to: the operation, rules and regulations of the Community Bus & Handi-Van; administrative & booking procedures; rates & remuneration; maintenance & safety procedures; and responsibilities of the Town & Operator of the Community Bus and Handi-Van.

The Committee meets at least once a year in June or as circumstances require.

Members:

Coun. Don Harrison

Alternate: Coun. Cindy Messaros

 Committees/Boards with Council Membership

Central Alberta Economic Partnership

CAEP is a partnership of 41 Alberta Municipalities with a mission “to enhance sustainable economic prosperity across Central Alberta by facilitating the collaboration between communities, business and government and by providing tools to assist member communities in economic development.”

Members:

Mayor Jean Barclay

Alternate: Coun. Janice Wing

Central Alberta Regional Waste Management Commission

CARWMC is authorized to provide solid waste management services. The following municipalities are members of the Commission:

  • City of Red Deer
  • Red Deer County
  • Town of Blackfalds
  • Town of Bowden
  • Town of Innisfail
  • Town of Penhold
  • Town of Sylvan Lake
  • Village of Delburne
  • Village of Elnora

Members:

Coun. Gavin Bates

Alternate: Coun. Don Harrison

Innisfail and District Historical Society

The Innisfail and District Historical Society is managed by a board of directors and is made up of both individual and business members from surrounding communities. The board of directors regularly meets to discuss the Society’s objectives and efficiently runs the Village
during the summer with the help of summer student employees and a manager.

Members:

Coun. Jason Heistad

Alternate: Coun. Gavin Bates

Innisfail Joint Use Committee

The Joint Use Agreement between the Town of Innisfail and Chinook’s Edge School Division allows for the residents of Innisfail to rent certain school facilities. The Innisfail Joint Use Committee consists of representatives from Chinook’s Edge School Division and the Town of Innisfail, and is responsible for the co-ordination and management of the utilization of Town and school facilities in accordance with an approved schedule and budget. Currently, the Innisfail Middle School gymnasium and Student Gathering Area, as well as two Fine Arts rooms in the Junior Senior High, can be booked by the public.

Members:

Coun. Don Harrison

Alternate: Coun. Jason Heistad

Innisfail Municipal Library Board

The Innisfail Municipal Library Board is dedicated to providing education, cultural enlightenment, recreation, freedom to read and information to all citizens of Innisfail and area.

Members:

Coun. Janice Wing

Alternate: Coun. Dale Dunham

Intermunicipal Development Planning

Intermunicipal planning is an ongoing effort between two or more municipalities to make land use planning decisions in a manner that reflects the mutual and individual interests of the affected municipalities. An Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) is one of the main tools used in this effort.

An IDP is a broad-based policy document that is designed to ensure that development, usually in and around an urban municipality, takes place in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner without significant unnecessary costs and unacceptable negative impacts on either municipality. It recognizes the difficult challenges facing both municipalities as they try to deal with expected growth pressures in a way that is mutually beneficial. An IDP is expected to provide both municipalities with a comprehensive long range land use based plan that reduces potential development conflicts, addresses community concerns and provides a framework for ongoing consultation and co-operation in areas of mutual concern.

Members:

Coun. Dale Dunham

Coun. Don Harrison

Mayor Jean Barclay

Mountain View Regional Water Services Commission

The Mountain View Regional Water Services Commission owns and operates the Anthony Henday Water Treatment Plant (AHWTP), which is situated on the banks of the Red Deer River northwest of Innisfail.

The idea of a regional system was conceived in 1973, when the Towns of Innisfail, Bowden, Olds, Didsbury, Carstairs and Crossfield approached the Provincial Government about building a water treatment plant and pipeline to provide a safe reliable source of potable water for its citizens.

Approval was given in 1974, and construction commenced on the water plant in 1975, and on the pipeline in 1976. The project was completed in 1977, with production and pumping beginning in November 1977. The Provincial Government operated the AHWTP from 1977 to 1992. In 1992 the legislature and the owners incorporated the MVRWSC, and operation was taken over in 1993. The MVRWSC is directed by a board consisting of one member of Council from each town, and an independent administrator.

Members:

Coun. Gavin Bates

Alternate: Coun. Don Harrison

Municipal Emergency Management

The Emergency Management Agency is established under the authority of Bylaw 1489. The Committee is established to act as an agency of Council to ensure that emergency plans and programs are prepared to address potential emergencies or disasters in the Town of Innisfail. There is hereby established an Emergency Management Committee to advise Council on the development of emergency plans and programs.

Council shall:

  • By resolution, appoint three of its members to serve on the Emergency Management Committee
  • Provide for the payment of expenses of the members of the Emergency Management Committee
  • By resolution, on the recommendation of the Emergency Management Committee, appoint a Director of Emergency Management and Deputy Director of Emergency Management
  • Ensure that emergency plans and programs are prepared to address potential emergencies or disasters in the Town of Innisfail
  • Approve the Town of Innisfail’s emergency plans and programs
  • Review the status of the Municipal Emergency Plan and related plans and programs at least once each year

Members:

Mayor Jean Barclay

Coun. Jason Heistad

Coun. Dale Dunham

Coun. Cindy Messaros

Parkland Community Planning Services

PCPS provides a variety of planning consultation services to municipalities and the private sector, specializing in municipal land use policy planning, site assessment and design and subdivision services.

Members:

Coun. Cindy Messaros

Alternate: Coun. Dale Dunham

Parkland Foundation Housing for Seniors

Parkland Foundation Management Body is mandated to operate under the Alberta Housing Act and related legislation and regulations. Its primary purpose is to administer and maintain a portfolio of comfortable and affordable residential housing units for the benefit of citizens at whom the various social housing programs are targeted.

Members:

Coun. Don Harrison

Alternate: Coun. Janice Wing

Parkland Regional Library

The Parkland Regional Library is an independent body established under the Alberta Libraries Act for the purpose of providing a variety of support services for the public and school libraries of rural Central Alberta.

Members:

Coun. Janice Wing

Alternate: Coun. Dale Dunham

Red Deer River Municipal Users Group

A number of municipalities and communities depend entirely on the Red Deer River for their supply of water for domestic and industrial use. Most of these groups are members of the Red Deer River Municipal Users Group.

Mandate and Objectives:

  • Continually work toward a healthy and balanced aquatic ecosystem
  • Ensure that reliable quality water supplies are available for a sustainable and growing economy in each of our municipalities
  • Establish and maintain a comprehensive information base that will provide consistent and current information pertaining to water issues
  • Provide a forum for municipalities to discuss water supply, water use and water quality
  • Serve as an advocate of municipal interests in the supply, use, delivery and quality of water

Members:

Coun. Don Harrison

Alternate: Coun. Gavin Bates

South Red Deer Regional Wastewater Commission

The Commission is authorized to provide and operate a wastewater supply system. The following municipalities are members of the Commission:

  • Mountain View County
  • Red Deer County
  • Town of Bowden
  • Town of Innisfail
  • Town of Olds
  • Town of Penhold

Members:

Mayor Jean Barclay

Alternate: Coun. Janice Wing

Innisfail Chamber of Commerce

The Innisfail Chamber of Commerce comprises members from all segments of the business community who work together for the common good of the community.

Members:

Coun. Janice Wing

Alternate: Coun. Dale Dunham

 

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