Council approves budget

At its regular April 8 meeting council gave first reading to the Johnson Estates area structure plan bylaw.

At its regular April 8 meeting council gave first reading to the Johnson Estates area structure plan bylaw. The plan identifies key issues such as land use, existing conditions, development concept, municipal servicing and phase implementation plan.

A public hearing for the proposed plan will be held April 29 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers.

2013 budget approved

Council approved its operation and capital budget for 2013 that shows projected revenues of $6,188,607, projected expenditures of $5,380,271, projected surplus (to reserves) of $808,336 and capital expenditures of $1,946,436.

Input requested

Council has instructed administration to advertise in the Rimbey Review for feedback before it makes a decision regarding the possible sale of a parcel of land where the tennis courts are now located. Council has received an expression of interest in purchasing the property to continue development of the 55 plus Kansas Ridge Condo Complex on this property.

Council supports clean up

Council agreed to support spring clean up for the period of Earth Day, April 22 to World Environmental Day, June 5. Council will also provide garbage bags for the clean up to participating groups.

Volunteer Week proclaimed

Council agreed to proclaim the week of April 21 to 27 as Volunteer Appreciation Week.

Recycling plant won’t go ahead

A recycling processing plant planned near the public works building will not go ahead. SLC Canada had originally indicated they wished to lease the town-owned property at 4610 and 4612 40th Street, but later said they wished to purchase it.

Council agreed it did not want to go into competition with private developers by selling town-owned land.