Thursday , 22 April 2021

Council Highlights



Keeping you informed of the services, business and development that affect YOU!


Annual Organizational Meeting – Municipal District of Bonnyville Council elected Ward 3 Councillor Mike Krywiak as Deputy Reeve for a second term at its annual organizational meeting. Council remuneration and subsistence rates will remain the same as last year. To view the list of Council Committee Appointments please go to our website www.md.bonnyville.ab.ca.


Waste Partnership – Council agreed to partner with Cold Lake First Nations in an application for a Community Infrastructure Partnership Project Grant (CIPP) to deal with waste and recycling. The grant is administered under the Federation of Canadian Municipalities National Pilot Program. The M.D. will provide advice and guidance in regards to implementing a new waste management program on Cold Lake First Nations, but no financial support for the program is required.


Public Safety News – School Resource Officers engaged in numerous school visits including the Right Choices Program at Dr. Brosseau School and Stranger Danger presentations at Duclos and Glendon schools. Officers were kept busy during the recent snowstorm, checking for stranded drivers and assisting the RCMP at a major collision on the Beaver River Bridge. Road construction zones are being closely monitored as M.D. crews work to complete remaining projects. Dogs running at large continue to be a problem throughout the M.D.


Transportation and Utilities Update The Construction Crew is finishing up the last project of the year on Range Road 491. The Crew is working to complete at least two miles of the three mile project before winter. The final mile will be carried over to 2017. Eight plow trucks are ready to hit the road, with the two remaining patch trucks being switched over this week. Staff will switch to winter operations and night shift the first week of November, or as conditions require. The contractor is completing the clean-up on the Ardmore Surface Works, although the weather has not been cooperating. The Ardmore Underground Works contractor has completed installations and is now working on completing the road structures by the end of October. The base paving tender for Gurneyville Road will be released in mid-December, closing off at the end of January, to take advantage of attractive pricing in the road construction market.


Community Services News – Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort continues to prepare for its December opening, waiting for overnight temperatures to drop so snowmaking can begin. Parks staff are making improvements to numerous campgrounds in preparation for the 2017 season. Staff have completed base work for the Cold Lake M.D. Park firewood compound. A pole shed will be constructed to store dry wood. New outhouse tanks have been set at Chicken Hill, Minnie and Ethel Lakes M.D. Parks. A new chain link fence was erected around the Muriel Lake dumpster compound.


Planning and Development First Readings – First Reading was given to LU Bylaw No. 562 to amend the Land Use Bylaw to include that Country Residential – Estate District CR3 have urban sized lots located within close proximity of municipal water and sewer services, in order that the lots be serviced in a cost-effective manner. First Reading was given to LU Bylaw No. 563 – Direct Control District – Wood Creek Resort – to amend the Land Use Bylaw to include single family dwellings within Phase III only and to amend wording from Homeowners’ Association to Community Association.


Agriculture & Waste Services News – The M.D. will be selling shelterbelt/acreage seedlings, ornamentals and fruit trees to our M.D. residents in the spring of 2017. Local trees will be supplied by Boreal Horticultural Services, Alberta Nurseries and Tree Time. With all the moisture in the last couple of weeks, staff have been working on flooded areas. Beaver control will continue until it freezes up. Trapping season started in October. Staff are waiting until closer to freeze up to finish the blasting portion of the program in order to prepare the water courses for spring runoff. The M.D. celebrated Waste Reduction Week by hosting 80 Grade 4 students from Notre Dame Elementary School at the Ardmore Landfill. The students had been learning about landfills and recycling at school and came to the landfill to see it all put into action.


Funding Support – Council agreed to contribute $500 to the Town of Bonnyville’s Festival of Trees event December 1 to 4. The event raises money for doctor recruitment. Council agreed to provide a one-day Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort Family Tubing Package for a fundraiser at Pakan School in Goodfish Lake. The fundraiser is to support school field trips.


Briefly – Reeve Ed Rondeau proclaimed November 2016 to be Family Violence Prevention Month.


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