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Council Highlights Jan. 11

Town of Bonnyville

Council Highlights

Regular Council Meeting

Jan. 11

HIVE YOUTH CLUB – LETTER OF SUPPORT: Town Council ratified a letter of support for the Hive Youth Club. Administration received a request on Dec. 16 for a letter of support that they would include in their application for the Civil Society Fund.

FCM ATTENDANCE: As time is fast approaching to book reservations for the 2022 Federation of Municipalities (FCM) Conference, Council had discussions and agreed to approve attendance for all Councillors at the FCM Conferences in Regina (2022) and Calgary (2024.) They also agreed that the Mayor & C.A.O., along with only three Councillors, be authorized to attend the 2023 conference in Toronto and the 2025 conference in Ottawa. Which three Councillors will attend will be decided in the future.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REPORT: Administration informed Council that 601 business license renewals were sent out. To date, 55 renewals remain outstanding. From October to December 2021, two new businesses applied or obtained businesses licenses and one was cancelled. Council receives an Economic Development Report on a quarterly basis and shares this information with Community Futures and the Chamber of Commerce.

YEAR END WRITE OFFS: Council passed a motion to write off certain 2021 Accounts Receivable and Utilities. In Accounts Receivable about $1,145, which had been outstanding since June 2021, and $1,085 in Utility write offs, due to customers who have claimed bankruptcy, out of business, or leaving Town were approved. All of these accounts are deemed uncollectable.