• Town Council

Council Highlights

April 10, 2017

Council Meeting Highlights are provided for the benefit of residents with the intent of providing a short, informal report on what occurred at Council meetings.  For the official record, please refer to the Adopted Minutes.

Okotoks Fire Services and Alberta Health Services - Medical Response Working Group – A review of emergency medical services from the past 12 months was provided by the Okotoks Fire Services and Alberta Health Services. 

Potential Future Safe Injection Sites and Proposed Bill C-37 – Options for the potential placement of safe injection sites within the Land Use Bylaw were provided. 

Provincial Property Assessment and Taxation – A review of Alberta’s taxation system was provided with a focus on the province’s mandate for municipalities to collect education taxes.  Council endorsed the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association’s resolution that collection of Provincial education taxes places an undue burden on municipalities. 

2017 Budget Amendment - Requisitions – Council approved amending the 2017 Budget to reflect the final requisition values for a total increase of $1,148,900.

Elected Officials Remuneration and Expense Reimbursement – A minor amendment was made to the Elected Officials Remuneration and Expense Reimbursement policy. 

Bylaw 05-17 – Second reading was given to Bylaw 05-17, option #2 to authorize the 2017 property and supplemental tax rates.  This Bylaw will come back to the April 24th Regular Meeting for final reading.

Bylaw 06-17 – Bylaw 06-17 to authorize the 2017 business tax rates was passed.

Westmount School – Council directed Administration to work with Westmount School grade 6 students to install a “Little Free Pantry” in two locations.

Okotoks Legion – Representatives from the Okotoks Legion were in attendance to recite a poem commemorating the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge. 

Smoke Free Vehicles – An Okotoks youth presented her health and safety concerns with regard to smoking in vehicles.  

Fibre Optic Utility Installation – Council directed Administration to bring back options to facilitate fibre optic utility installation as a standard requirement in new developments within Town.

Public Rail Safety Week Proclamation – April 24 to April 30, 2017 is proclaimed Public Rail Safety Week.