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Town passes 2018 operating and capital budgets

During the December 5 meeting of Edson Town Council has directed administration to draft an
Council a motion was made to change the 2018 open Request for Proposal process for the sale,
continued from front Operating Budget to an interim budget, stating while inviting the Edson Golf Club to participate in
more discussion was needed on certain items that process. This was passed in a recorded vote
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before proceeding. with only Councillor Chouinard voting against the
In a recorded vote, this motion was defeated with motion. It was determined this is the fairest course * Furnaces Replacement
Councillors Chouinard, Bevan and Wilkinson of action to get the best result for the community as * Furnaces/Air Conditioners
voting for the amendment, and Mayor Zahara, and a whole. The process will not be based on monetary * Residential Heating Packages
Councillors Baier, Currie, and Sorensen voting compensation alone. * Electronic Air Cleaners
against it. Cycling Delegation: Mike Stoner-Walker of the
Following that, a recorded vote was held on the Edson Cycling Association gave a presentation to * Humidifiers/Air Exchangers
2018 Operating Budget as presented. The budget Council regarding the progress they've made at * Sheet Metal Work
was passed with Mayor Zahara, and Councillors Willmore Park on the trail system, as well as plans FREE ESTIMATES
Baier, Currie, and Sorensen voting in favour, and for the Bike Skills Park starting construction this
year. There was also a funding request of $150,000
Misadventures voting against it. as they move forward with the project. Council will Email:
Councillors Chouinard, Bevan, and Wilkinson
review the request at an upcoming meeting.
Following a review of the initial budget proposal
on November 14, Administration revamped the Management and Out of Scope Compensation 4640 3 Avenue Phone: (780) 723-3553
budget and recommended a 2.9% tax increase for Policy: Council approved the new Management Edson, AB T7E 1C2 Authorized Dealer Fax: (780) 723-3552
2018. and out of Scope Compensation Policy, laying out
Although the final Mill rates won't be set until the salary ranges for these positions based on market,
spring, the planned increase will allow for some internal equity and ability to pay. Market data was
reserve transfers to resume, which were halted last reviewed while putting the policy together from EDSON DRY CLEANERS
year to allow for the 0% budget. Funding these multiple surveys of similar communities. Prior to 780-723-7503
reserves is important, the Town says, to allow for this policy, there was no formal structured process
future planning for items like equipment purchases, for setting salaries for management and out of 108 50 Street
facilities, and large-scale projects. scope employees.
There was also a motion made to change the 2018 Mountain Pine Beetle Advisory Committee:
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Capital Budget to interim. In a recorded vote, only The Town of Edson's participation in the newly *Entrance Mat Rentals
Councillor Chouinard voted in favour —the motion created Hinton Mountain Pine Beetle Advisory
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was defeated. The 2018 Capital Budget as Committee has been approved by Council. Mayor * F/R and Reg. Coverall
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presented was approved. Zahara has been appointed to the committee with Sales & Drycleaning
Some capital projects planned for 2018 include Councillor Chouinard as an alternate.
* Furnaces Replacement
Kinsmen Park resurfacing (playground), Multi-use Road Closure: A public hearing was held for
* Furnaces/Air Conditioners
facility preliminary site selection/conceptual Bylaw 2207, to close a portion of road on the west
We do alterations
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designs, continued SCBA replacement program for side of 63rd Street, between 8th and 11th Avenues. We do alterations
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and repairs
the Fire Department, water well exploration, The road closure is part of a small land swap to and repairs
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highway flags (branding/beautification work), trail properly line up roadway access to 63rd street in
* Sheet Metal Work
work, and road rehab work. that area from the new subdivision. There were no
Potential Sale of the Recreation Complex. submissions for the public hearing and the bylaw
After some discussion about the potential sale of will now be sent to the Minister's office for 780-723-7503
the Edson and District Recreation Complex, approval prior to second and third reading.
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