Falher council provides $2,150 for STARS


Mayor Donna Buchinski of Falher, left, and Glenda Farnden, the Senior Municipal Relations Liaison for the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation in Grande Prairie. The mayor presented the town’s annual contribution of $2 per capita to Farnden on Feb. 8.

Mac Olsen
Express Staff

During their meeting on Feb. 8, council for the Town of Falher presented a cheque in the amount of $2,150 to Glenda Farnden of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation.
It is the municipality’s $2 per capita contribution to the air ambulance service for 2016. Farnden works as the fundraiser for STARS in Grande Prairie.
Changes to bylaws and policies
Council approved a series of changes to their bylaws and policies. For Policy 304, the staff travel policy, they approved reducing the mileage for staff from .55/km to .54/km, which is set by the federal government.
Council also approved changes for their own travel policy, Policy 502, reducing the mileage to the same as the staff policy, but adding in a $15 personal expenditure allowance.
Council also approved a change to Policy 405, which will allow the director of public works to take the municipal vehicle home to facilitate the daily inspection of municipal road ways and properties.
Council also approved the first reading for Bylaw 16-01, to amend setbacks for the Central Falher Area Structure Plan, to reduce the front yard requirement from 25 feet to 15 feet.
A public hearing will be held during their meeting on March 14 about this matter.

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