November 28, 2023

Council Highlights for November 28, 2023

Yellowhead Agricultural Society – On November 21, a delegation representing the Yellowhead Agricultural Society (YAS) presented a report to Council that included their updated Indoor Arena Proposal and a request for $500,000 for an indoor riding arena. Council voted to accept the report for information, and the funding request to be included in the upcoming 2024 budget deliberations.

Bylaw 6.23 for Land Disposal Option –Council passed Bylaw 6.23 that will allow the County to dispose of a Municipal Reserve on a portion of Plan 8122322 Block 5 Lot 7MR. There were no concerns or comments during the November 14 public hearing.

Reserve Transfer to Fund Compliance – Council approved $232,270 for the removal of 11,000 tonnes of earthen material from a private lot in Seabolt Estates. The material is located within the Special Risk Area of the Maskuta Creek floodplain and presents a risk to the surrounding area. The process to compel compliance has gone through all legal requirements, including a Stop Order, an Appeal Hearing, and a Provincial Court Order. A Request for Proposal was also completed to obtain the contractor for the removal of the material. As per the Court Order, the County will recover these costs through the property’s tax collection.

New Edson Revenue Sharing Agreement – A revised Revenue Sharing Agreement with the Town of Edson was adopted by Council. The agreement is for a 5-year term ending December 31, 2027, with the option to extend the agreement until December 31, 2032. The revenue sharing is a voluntary amount given to the Town of Edson from the County and is based on a formula that is calculated from current non-residential tax revenues collected by the County from the industrial and commercial sectors in the County.

The next regular Council Meeting is December 12, 2023 at 9:30 AM.

The next Governance and Priorities meeting is December 19, 2023 at 9:30 AM.

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The 2024 Yellowhead County Interim Budget Meetings are scheduled for December 1, 11 & 13. All meetings are open to the public and scheduled to start at 9:00 AM.