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For Immediate Release | February 06, 2019

Council Briefs for February 4th

Council Briefs are provided for the benefit of community members with the intent of giving a short, informal report on what occurred at Council Meetings. For the official record, please review the Adopted Minutes, available on the City website. Webcasts of Council Meetings are available the day following a Council Meeting on the City website.

Civic Agencies Appointment to Community Services Advisory Committee

Council approved that Lorraine Gerling be appointed to the Community Services Advisory Committee for a term ending December 31, 2019.

Rescission of Council Policy C-FS-09 Servus Credit Union Place Fund Development

Council approved that Council Policy C-FS-09 Servus Credit Union Place Fund Development be rescinded.

Council Remuneration Policy Amendment

Council approved Policy C-CC-03 City Council Remuneration and Expense Reimbursement, provided as an attachment to the February 4, 2019 agenda report titled “Council Remuneration Policy Amendment.”

Time Extension Request - Business Case for Recommended Future Operating Model - Delivering Utility Services

Council approved the deadline extension item: Business Case for Recommended Future Operating Model - Delivering Utility Services be extended from March 4, 2019 to the April 1, 2019 City Council meeting.

GPFC Recommendation: Bylaw 37/2018 - Land Use Bylaw Amendment, Re: Backyard Hens

  • Council opened and closed the public hearing for Bylaw 37/2018.
  • Council provided 2nd and 3rd reading, passing Bylaw 37/2018.

AUMA Request for Decision - Collaboration on Extended Producer Responsibility

Council approved that administration work with other Alberta municipalities, AUMA, producers and recyclers of packaging and paper products, and the Province of Alberta to develop a baseline that can inform the design of a provincial EPR program by researching:

The benefits, challenges, and risks of an EPR program in Alberta for these groups and their constituents;

The current recycling systems and supply chains across the province, and potential impacts of an EPR program in Alberta; and

That Administration report back through Council no later than 2019 October.


Council also went in camera to matters pertaining to recreation and the Freedom of Information Act and have dialogue with the Chief Administrative Officer and Council.

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