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Council Highlights November 2, 2021

Council highlights provide a summary of key decisions made by Council during regularly scheduled meetings. Complete agenda packages and meeting minutes can be found here.

  • Council agreed to purchase new community tents in 2022 using funds from the TMX community impact benefit agreement
  • Council allocated $5,000.00 from the 2022 budget to kickstart the planning for a two week-long 2022 Winterfest event commencing the second week of February.
  • Council directed staff to proceed with a proposed restructuring of the Committee Schedule. Standing Committees to be reformed into the following three meetings:
    • Government Operations
    • Greenspaces, Recreation, Culture and Tourism
    • Community Planning, Infrastructure, Economic Development, and Housing

These Committees will meet on an as needed basis during Regular Council meetings

  • Council resolved to maintain the following Select Committee within the new Committee Structure:
    • Trails Task Force
    • Recruitment and Retention Committee
    • Select Committee on Cemetery Operations
    • Community Economic Development Task Force; AND
  • Council dissolved the Junior Council Charter and directed staff to work with Clearwater Secondary School on developing a new strategy for youth engagement.
  • Council reappointed R.E. (Lee) Dodds as the Municipal Approving Officer for the District of Clearwater for the next calendar year
  • THAT The District continue discussions and design with Hydro to have two lights installed as recommended by Hydro; one within the cul-de-sac and the other between the cul-de-sac and the intersection, receive a formal quote and budget accordingly in 2022 budget.
  • THAT The District purchase 2- 15’x 20’ x 9’3” Marquee style tents with District of Clearwater logo on the long side and two (2) solid walls. Approximately $7,000.00 plus tax would be taken from the Community Impact Benefit Agreement to purchase both tents with walls and logo.
  • THAT Council accept the redesigned plan for the 37 East Property and that LA West be requested to complete project designs to 100% Construction (IFC) drawings, produce an updated project budget estimate, and prepare the project for tender and construction.
  • THAT Council direct staff to prepare the Water and Sewer User Fees Bylaws for two years (2022 and 2023) with a 5% increase in water fees each year and a 10% increase in sewer fees each year.

The next Regular Council meeting is scheduled to be held Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.