The following are a selected set of briefs from Vauxhall council’s regular meeting on August 21.
After previous council discussion around council’s desire to improve their participation on the VisitTaber.com website, administration followed up with Community Futures.
Upon further discussion, they said links will be added to the website that would redirect back to the Town of Vauxhall website.
Future events and photos provided by the town would also be added along with the old information currently on the website being updated. The old agreement was put in place in May 2016 and would be valid until May 20, 2019, which council would be able to renew.
A motion was made to approve the fee of $425 to the website and was passed unanimously.
Community Partners for Youth Coalition
In the past, a youth program was operated in Vauxhall by Barons-Eureka-Warner Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) with funds coming from a grant program and deposited
under the town’s name.
With the town’s centennial celebration coming up in 2020, they had hoped to use the funds in some regard for the event and had made contact with FCSS to inquire about the possibility of that happening.
With FCSS in favour of using the funds for the centennial celebration, a motion was made to transfer the available $6,171.27 from the Community Partners for Youth Coalition to a reserve account for the Vauxhall 2020 celebration was passed unanimously.
Legacy Fund and Community Anniversaries grants
Town administration and Mayor Margaret Plumtree have begun looking at potential grants for the upcoming town centennial.
Two ideas they came up with were a community stage in the park much like the Cornfest Stage located at Confederation Park in Taber or a community supper during the centennial celebration.
They also suggested gathering ideas from the community on any grants that they feel should be pursued by town council and administration.
Deputy Mayor Richard Phillips
pointed out that the community supper would likely fall under the Community Anniversaries grant.
Bylaw No. 929-18 Waste Management and Recycling
The bylaw was brought forward to council for decision and is an update on Bylaw No. 915-17. Changes for the bylaw come in the form of increased recycling costs which have all been bumped up by $2.05 to $7.05 for residential, $12.05 for small commercial and $57.05 large commercial/cardboard. All three readings were passed unanimously by council.
RCMP July Report
Impaired driving / 24 hour / 30 day suspension 0 (2), assaults 1 (3), break and enter 0 (1), thefts 2 (2), threats 0 (1), mischief 0 (2), con- trolled drugs and substances act 1(0), other criminal code / other statutes 7 (3), assistance to police / other agencies / general public 0 (2), 911 hang ups 3 (0), false alarms 0 (4), abandoned vehicles 0 (0), ani- mal calls 0 (0), suspicious persons / vehicles 1 (0), lost and found prop- erty 0 (0), firearms act 0 (0), check stops 0 (0), traffic complaints 1 (3), traffic collisions 1 (1), bylaw com- plaints 0 (1), admin files 2 (0).