November 17, 2017
Brazeau County Enews
November-December 2017

Desk of the CAO

Council Organizational Meeting
The organizational meeting was conducted on October
26, 2017, which gave Council an opportunity to appoint
Council members and residents to the various committees and other bodies associated with Council, as well as redistribute Council committee portfolios. The organizational meeting was advertised and the resulting summary list of appointments can be found at brazeau.ab.ca within Committees and Boards under the main heading of County Hall.
 
2018 – 2020 Budget (3 year budget)
Brazeau County’s senior administrative team has completed the first draft of the 2018 – 2020 budget for Council's consideration on November 23, 24, 28 and 29, 2017, followed by adoption in mid-December to comply with the Municipal Government Act. As in the past, budget meetings will be advertised, open to the general public with a commencement time of 9:00 a.m.
A copy of the approved budget with a complete list of
capital projects will be made available at brazeau.ab.ca
under Corporate Services in the main department menu,
at the conclusion of Council’s adoption of the budget in
December.
 
Capital Projects
Autumn’s reasonably good weather conditions supported the momentum of our 2017 construction program. Our crews and contractors will continue to take advantage of mother nature’s blessings into November in an effort to complete the majority of the 2017 construction program.
 
Municipal Development Plan (MDP)
The MDP is a requirement of the Municipal Government
Act and the proposed Modernized Municipal Government Act. The MDP affects land use decisions by Council, development and subdivision decisions by the Municipal Planning Commission, land appeal considerations by the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board and Courts. It frames the bargaining position of the County for Inter-Municipal Development Plans with adjacent municipalities and provides a framework for land use planning outside of adopted Area Structure Plans.
Council and Administration hold the MDP as one of the
priority projects for completion by early 2018. All public
participation opportunities will be advertised on our
website.
When you read this November will be upon us, and with
thoughts of the approaching festive season I wish you
and your family all the best through the holiday season
and an early Happy New Year!
 
Sincerely,
Marco Schoeninger, CAO

 

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