Town of McLennan Council Notebook – November 13, 2018

Tom Henihan
Express Staff

Delegations

Northern Alberta Railway Museum
A delegation for the Northern Alberta Railway Museum consisting of President – Julien Gervais, Roger Bruneau and Gilbert Demeule, discussed the train station they propose moving from Falher to McLennan. The building was given to the Railway Museum at no cost by Smoky River Tourism.
The plan is to place the station on an insulated 4 ft. foundation with the front of the building facing west and the back of the building facing the existing rail, in keeping with the layout of a typical railway station. The Railway Museum has been ask to reserve a small area of the building for Smoky River Tourism where tourism can display information on all the communities within our region. To assist with funding for the moving of the building the Railway Museum is applying for a CFEP grant. The estimated cost to move the building and hook up utilities is $60,000.

Joshua Smith – McLennan and District Chamber of Commerce
Josh Smith introduced himself to Council as the new President of the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is working on a 12-month agenda and upon its completion Smith will provide McLennan Council with a copy to keep council up-to-date on Chamber initiatives. Smith says he sees a lot of potential for the community and that he would like to see more businesses actively involved in the Chamber of Commerce.

Compass Assessment Consultants Inc. – Assessor Contract
Res. 275.18 Moved by Councillor Delaurier to renew the contract with Compass Assessment Consultants Inc. for a four- year term. Carried

Housing
Res. 276.18 Moved by Councillor Stout to obtain information on basement model manufactured homes in Peace River. Carried

Truck Parking on Highway
Res. 277.18 Moved by Councillor Christen to check with Alberta Transportation for the yellow no parking line regulations near intersections and for limited one-hour parking signs along the highway. Carried

Land Use Bylaw
Res. 278.18 Moved by Councillor Delaurier to contract Vicinia to develop an updated Town of McLennan Land Use Bylaw. Carried

Northern Lakes College – Smoky River Campus
Res. 279.18 Moved by Councillor Jones that Mayor Fournier, Councillor Delaurier and CAO Willier attend the Northern Lakes College meeting with Ms. Everatt and Ms. Bekevich-Joos to discuss the status of the Smoky River Campus. Carried
Res. 280.18 Moved by Mayor Fournier to provide a letter of support to the CEC requesting Northern Lakes College delay invoking the Community Access Point status to the Smoky River Campus. Carried

McLennan Municipal Library – Library Consultant Meeting
Res. 280.18 Moved by Councillor Giroux to appoint Councillor Jones and Administrative Assistant Susan Ouellette to attend the meeting with the Library Consultant regarding roles and responsibilities of municipal councils with libraries. Carried

Peace Library System – Appointment of Member
Res. 281.18 Moved by Councillor Delaurier to appoint Philippa O’Mahony to the Peace Library System Board of Directors. Carried

Cannabis
Res. 282.18 Moved by Councillor Jones to table the item until we develop an updated Land Use Bylaw in the new year. Carried

Intermunicipal Committee – Terms of Reference
Res. 283.18 Moved by Councillor Jones to appoint Councillor Giroux and Councillor Delaurier to the intermunicipal committee. Carried

Big Lakes County and Town of High Prairie – Regional SDAB
Res. 284.18 Moved by Councillor Delaurier to table the item until further information is obtained on the MMSA regional SDAB. Carried

McLennan Leisure & Recreational Society – Trails
Res. 285.18 Moved by Councillor Giroux to approve an esthetically appealing fence along the lake hill at the end of Centre Street to prevent damage to the walking trail. Carried

Smoky River Regional Economic Development – New Development Package
Res. 286.18 Moved by Councillor Christen to rescind motion 172.18 withdrawing from Smoky River Regional Economic Development in 2019. Carried

Res. 288.18 Kimiwan Lake Naturalist Society – Lease Agreement
Moved by Councillor Giroux to request a copy of the societies current budget and a copy of the last three years audited financial statement prior to deciding on amending the lease agreement. Carried

Res. 289.18 Land North of Town Public Works Shop
Moved by Councillor Stout to table the item to the budget meeting. Carried

Volunteer of the Year 2018
Moved by Councillor Stout that the recipients for the Volunteer of Year award be Chris and Jennifer Futter, Gilbert and Theresa Demeule and Danny Drouin. Carried

 

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