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Council Highlights August 28, 2018

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Council Highlights August 28, 2018

Coal Valley Mine Presentation / County Administration Building Construction / Township Road 562/562A Alignment Study / Yellowhead Regional Response to Elder Abuse Funding / Proposed Secure Landfill Redistrict / 2018 Property Tax Recovery Auction


Coal Valley Mine Presentation – The Westmoreland Coal Company presented to council regarding the 40th Anniversary of the Coal Valley Mine. The mine was opened in 1978 to supply coal to Ontario Hydro and for overseas export. Council was presented with a plaque to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the mine.

County Administration Building Construction – Council voted against a contract extension to E-Construction for the paving and construction of an access road to connect the county’s administration building and shop. The project cost was quoted at $457,704.

Township Road 562/562A Alignment Study – Wood Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions was the successful consultant selected to undertake the alignment study, and provided 6 alignment options for council’s consideration. Council approved Wood’s Twp Rd 562/562A Alignment Study, choosing the option which offers the safest travel for commercial, industrial, and residential traffic at higher speeds. This option allows the county to move forward with land, utility and environmental issues on the alignment in the future.

Yellowhead Regional Response to Elder Abuse Funding – Council decided to provide a Letter to the Minister of Seniors and Housing requesting the continuation of funding for the coordinated community response to elder abuse. Council has also directed administration to allocate funding in the 2019 budget consideration for the continuation of the coordinated response to elder abuse should the province discontinue funding this program.

Proposed Secure Landfill Redistrict – Council defeated second reading of Bylaw 14.18, amending Land Use Bylaw 16.13 from Rural District (RD) and Forestry District (FD) to Landfill/ Composting District (LC). This means that Secure Energy will not receive zoning for its proposed landfill.

2018 Property Tax Recovery Auction – Council accepted the date, time, and location for the 2018 tax recovery sale public auction, to be Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:00 AM local time at the Yellowhead County Edson Administration Building.

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