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No increase to mill rates in County

Seniors Foundation and provincial school requisitions have both increased

The Yellowhead County 2016 final budget was Road railway crossing near Chip Lake. Yellowhead W5M) from Rural District to Rural Industrial
adopted by Council in the amount of $142,212,459. County has gone through this process previously in a District. This rezoning allows for the expansion of
This includes: Cost & Revenue Sharing with more populated area at a cost of half a million current industrial developments and aligns with the
municipal partners: $11.7 million; Seniors dollars that took over 10 years to complete. While Evansburg Area Structure Plan. A Public Hearing
Requisition: $3.7 million; School Requisition: $23.8 this location may not be as expensive, there are still was held on April 12, 2016. No concerns were
million; Municipal Operations: $36.7 million; significant dollars and time associated with this received from the public.
Capital Funding: $66 million. process with no guarantee that CN will stop the use The next Council meetings are May 10 & 24,
There will be no tax increase in the municipal of train whistles for safety purposes at this crossing. 2016. The next Committee of the Whole Council
mill rate. It remains at 2.4585 for residential and Rezoning for Industrial Meeting is May 16, 2016. All meetings start at 9:30
farmland; and at 6.3658 for non-residential. Bylaw 05.16 was passed by Council and will a.m. in the Council Chambers.
The Seniors Foundation requisition and the rezone an area near Evansburg (SW of 19-53-07-
Provincial School requisitions have both increased.
The Seniors Requisition mill rate is .3939; and the Local employment service offers
School Requisition is at 2.532 for residential and
3.7061 for non-residential.
Public Hearing for Bylaw training and assistance
A public hearing was held for Bylaw 7.16 for the
closure of a portion of road adjacent to Highway 16
near Jasper Park gates. The closure allows the by Deanna Mitchener identified needs. Services will be provided one on
property to be consolidated with the landowner's one, in a group workshop format, or as a
surrounding properties. The landowner would be Jessie Forsey, an employment coach with Kopar combination of both.
responsible to pay $6,500.00 (the assessed value of Administration Ltd., gave a presentation recently at "Our weekly meetings are held in our board room.
land) and any surveying costs. No concerns were the Interagency meeting to share some important These meetings are a great opportunity for clients to
brought forward from the public. information about how the staff at Kopar network with others, share experiences, job
Alberta Northern Rockies Administration, can help individuals and employers opportunities and explore other related topics. Our
Morgan Roberts, the Destination Management by assisting with work skills training. All funding for employment coach will discuss all current job leads,
Facilitator for the Alberta Northern Rockies Tourism the programs offered at Kopar Administration are and will help clients apply to any of these jobs," said
Alliance (ANRTA) made a presentation to Council funded by the provincial government. "In our workplace training the program is for
Jessie said, "Our client-centered services are
highlighting their proposed three year Destination individualized and collaborative, you just need to be client's who are ready, willing and able to work but
Management Plan that covers strategic planning, 18 years of age or older, a resident of our jurisdiction may be lacking skills, experience or work history.
marketing initiatives, and budget plans. A request between Niton and Marlboro, unemployed or Funding is provided to the employer by the Alberta
was made to have Yellowhead County join as a underemployed working less than 20 hours a week Government for a portion of the training period of
municipal partner and financially commit funds over to be eligible for Kopar Employment Services. We employment. The employer will be responsible for
the next three years as the organization transitions offer one-on-one employment counseling, access to the other portion," said Forsey.
into a self-funding entity. Funds would be used to computers for job search, fax, scanner copier and If you are looking for work or know of an
cover a number of different projects that promote phone for job search. We have workshops and employer who would be interested in participating in
recreational and tourism activities in the area. weekly job find club meetings." any of these programs give Kopar a call. They are
Leaman Road Train Whistle You just need to register with Kopar at their office there to help.
Council is not moving ahead with an initiative to in Edson. Staff will work with clients to meet their
stop train whistles from blowing at the Leaman

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