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Revenue sharing


in-principle The solar electricity hype

During the Yellowhead County Council
meeting on June 28, council approved the
revenue sharing agreement between the County
and Edson, in-principle, and will forward the
agreement to the Town of Edson for review and
comment. The expenditure associated with
Yellowhead County budget as a result of entering
into this agreement, depending on assessments, is
just under $5 million annually. blind view
A representative from Canadian Association of
Petroleum Producers (CAPP) gave an overview window
of issues currently affecting oil and gas
producers in regards to local governments' The Proulx Family enjoying some time together at Kinsmen Park. photo Deanna Mitchener
policies and decisions, emphasizing that services Conservative
provided by the municipalities, tax policies and fashions
Council approved the transfer of the Green
rates, and keeping tax dollars in areas where Construction Ltd. for the paving work in Grove Recreation Board's land and buildings in
industry is active is important to the long term Marlboro. The approved 2016 budget includes Niton Junction to Yellowhead County with the iews
health of oil and gas producers. sufficient funding for the skating rink and understanding that these lands are to be retained, Guest Column by Clyde Corser
Edson Forest Products community hall work, but will require an in principle, for continued use as a parks and
West Fraser Mills LTD asked for a letter from additional $564,000.00 for the paving of the
Council in support of their request for a 2-year Marlboro access road and fire hall. The recreation space within the community.
extension from the province for the continued additional funding will be reallocated from the Shotgun Program January 4, January 25
Yellowhead County Peace Officers were
use of their burner to deal with the stockpile of 2016 construction budget. authorized by Council to carry shotguns in patrol
wood bark accumulating at the Edson Forest Vegetation Control vehicles to enforce several animal control acts
Products plant. According to West Fraser Mills, Council approved an Agricultural Services and bylaws and can be used to dispatch an February 15
the stockpile is due to their inability to sell the Board update to the Vegetation Control Policy.
fuel to the oil and gas industry at this time. The The updated policy better reflects brush control animal that is injured or vicious and posing an Conservative
immediate danger to the peace officer or the
request will be brought back to Council at the products that are currently used, and moves the March 7, 28
next regular meeting. no spray agreement deadline from July 15 to July public. Authorization to obtain and the use of the iews
firearms is strictly controlled by the Alberta
Marlboro Paving 1 as many species are going to seed by this point. Justice and Solicitor General Department.
Council approve a contract extension to E Land Transfer Proposal April 18 Guest Column by Clyde Corser
Summer Festival street closures approved May 9, 30

During the Edson town council meeting on annual basis for future years. Bench Program, which will allow the
June 21 council approved the road closures for CN Invoice opportunity for residents to honour a family
the 2016 Chamber of Commerce Summer Payment of a CN Invoice for $71,099.59 has member or friend who has passed. The program June 20
Festival. This includes 50 Street between 1 and been approved. The invoice stems from an will allow for up to 12 new plaques/benches per
6 Avenues, with the exception of the 2 and 4 agreement on the funding of upgrades to the CN year.
Avenue intersections, along with portions of 3 Rail crossing required at 63 Street. Grant Application July 11
Avenue. The festival will take place July 13 to ANRTA Funding Request Town Council has endorsed a grant application
the 15 with midway rides, prize draws, Kiddie Council has decided to bring the funding for the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure
Land, Ping Pong drop and more. request for the Alberta Northern Rockies Program. If approved the money would assist in August 1, 22
PCN Presentation Tourism Alliance to the Council Retreat in the the completion of the Hillendale Phase II Park.
Council had a presentation from the McLeod fall for further consideration. In the meantime, Property Tax Exemption
River Primary Care Network as they explained the communications coordinator will continue to Council has authorized the cancellation of the Sept. 12
what the group does and the support they offer. participate with the group in an McMann Youth, Family and Community
Their team approach to health and the services advisory/informational role. Services Association building property taxes for
they offer. For more information residents are Lions/Kinettes Toy Run 2016. The building will also be granted tax
encouraged to visit Council has approved the 2016 Toy Run exemption status effective for the 2017 tax year October 3, 24
Lions Park Lands scheduled for August 27 , 2016 and the proposed for three consecutive years.
Council has given first reading to a pair of route. The next Committee of the Whole meeting will
bylaws to close a portion of unused roadways in Commemorative Bench Program be held June 28 , 2016 at 10:00am. The next November 14 Blind View
Lions Park for the purpose of consolidation with Council has approved the new Commemorative Council Meeting will be July 19 , 2016 at
the existing Lions Park lot. Public Hearings have 7:30pm. Window Fashions
also been set for August 23 , 2016 at 7:30pm in
Council Chambers. EDSON DRY CLEANERS December 5, 26?
Anti-Drug and Alcohol Policy Custom Window Treatments
Anti-Drug and Alcohol Policy No. H-L-8 has since 1988
been approved by Council. The purpose of the
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