Town council highlights from October 24 meeting

Council discusses art club's insurance policy, amends reimbursement policy and takes care of housekeeping issues

 

 

Art club included in town’s insurance policy

At its regular council meeting Oct.24 council agreed to add the Rimbey Art Club as an additional named insured under the Town of Rimbey insurance policy with jubilee Insurance. The art club leases a room in the Peter Lougheed Community Centre.

The town has various organizations under its insurance policy as additional named insured. The town pays the insurance invoice then recovers the cost from the organization.

 

Policy amended

Council agreed to amend its policy for reimbursement for council, staff, boards and committees. Under meals the dollar values was increased for councillors in attendance at a town-related function from $10 to $15 for breakfast, $15 to $20 for lunch and $20 to $25 for supper. No alcoholic beverages shall be paid for by the town at any time.

 

Co-ops sign proposal amended

Council gave the green light to a proposal by Rimbey Co-op to remove the current arena board advertising sign and create two 7 x 14 signs that promote Rimbey Minor Hockey and Rimbey Pond Hockey. However, the price of $500 for both signs for the next 10 years the Co-op proposed was increased to $700 by the town.

The cost of the sign construction would be absorbed by the Rimbey Co-op and the town would hang the signs behind the home bench on either side of the beam.

Rimbey Lions sign would remain and the Servus Credit Respect sign would be hung further to the left of the home bench.

Council voted in favour of not charging the Co-op for this year, but charging $350 per sign plus GST for the next 10 years.

 

Permit fees waived

Council agreed to waive the $70 development permit fees for the installation of shallow utilities along Rimstone Drive. Administration recommended council waive the fees as the Town of Rimbey is a partner in the Rimbey Housing Foundation.

 

Hunting request denied

A request by a Rimbey farmer to hunt geese on land within the town limits has been denied by council.

“The quarter south of Buist Motors is unharvested and that is where the geese have been feeding,” he said. “The hunters put scarecrows in the crop, now the geese are landing on the next quarter to the south which has been combined. That is where they would like to hunt and that puts them a half mile south of Buist,” said Calvin Sargeant in a letter to the town.

Mayor Rick Pankiw said he understands the situation, but his biggest concern is a stray bullet.

Council agreed to suggest that Sargeant try using propane cannons to scare off the geese. The cannons are regulated to go off at timed intervals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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