Bee hanging ornament shown to Falher council

Delores Garand shows a sample of a bee hanging ornament to Falher council.
Delores Garand shows a sample of a bee hanging ornament to Falher council.

Mac Olsen
Express Staff

Falher council has agreed to allow the installation of wooden bee ornaments on the town’s streetlights.

Council approved a motion during their meeting on May 9, after Delores Garand showed them a sample ornament.

The bee design will have to be painted on both sides of the wood, as a condition for their installation on the street lights.

The bee ornaments will be created by Grandma’s Den in Falher.
Splash park operating costs
Council approved a motion to pay the full operating costs for the splash park.
The Town of Falher will also control the hours of operation for the splash park.
Peace officer contract services agreement
Council approved a motion to proceed with a one-year extension of the peace officer contract services agreement with the Town of High Prairie.

It is retroactive to May 1 and finishes April 30, 2017, and there will be a 10 per cent increase in rates. The other partners to the agreement are the Village of Donnelly and the Town of McLennan.

Peace officers from High Prairie provide bylaw enforcement services to the three municipalities.
$1.1 million budget passed for 2016
Council passed a $1.1 million budget for 2016.

Council also approved the mill rates for 2016. The residential mill rate will be 14.68 and the non-residential mill rate will be 18.891. Both rates include the education requisition and Heart River Housing requisition.

All property taxes must be paid in full by June 30.
Central Area Subdivision
Council held a public hearing for modifying the site coverage for the Central Area Subdivision.

No one spoke for or against the proposal.

Council then gave second and third readings to Bylaw 16-03, to increase site coverage from 40 per cent to 45 per cent.
Honey Festival
Council approved a motion to close Main Street from 1st Avenue South to Central Avenue, for the Show N Shine that will be part of the Honey Festival.

The Honey Festival will be held during June 17-19 in Falher.
Falher Inter-Municipal Library Board
Council passed a series of motions for the Falher Inter-Municipal Library Board

The first was to accept the audited 2015 financial statements.

The second was for the new inter-municipal board bylaws.

Council also passed a motion for the Town of Falher to provide tax receipts for private donations over $20.

The last motion approved sending Councillor Lindsay Brown to the Plan of Service Community Input Session, which will be held at the library, beginning at 7 p.m. on June 8.

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