Sturgeon County Council Recap — September 27, 2022

Published on Sep 27, 2022

Here are the highlights from the September 27, 2022, Sturgeon County Council Meeting. 

Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day – September 30, 2022 

Mayor Alanna Hnatiw declared September 30, 2022, as Truth and Reconciliation Day and Orange Shirt Day in Sturgeon County. The County has identified a number of resources to assist residents in learning more about the significance of the date at Truth and Reconciliation – Sturgeon County. Sturgeon County is also partnering with the Town of Morinville and the Creating Hope Society for an Orange Shirt Day program taking place on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. 

Request to Waive Subdivision Fees – Lot 1, Plan 952 3595 

Following a presentation made by a landowner at the August 23, 2022, Council Meeting, Council refused the request to waive subdivision, endorsement, and survey-related fees associated with the proposed subdivision of Lot 1, Plan 952 3595. 

Request for Property Tax Cancellation Due to Fire Loss – Tax Roll 178092 

Council approved the cancellation of 2022 property taxes in the amount of $1,800.84 for Tax Roll 178092. The request was made following a fire that occurred on March 5, 2022, destroying the resident’s primary dwelling. The residential pre-fire assessment was $1,063,870 and post-fire assessment is $715,950. The cancellation amount of $1,800.84 represents a pro-rated portion of the 2022 tax levy based on the revised property value. 

2022 Public Tax Recovery Property Auction Date Amendment 

Council approved amending the Public Tax Recovery Property Auction date from November 2, 2022, to November 30, 2022. The extension was needed to ensure advertising notices comply with the Municipal Government Act. 

Regulated Property Tax Policy (Replacement of Significant Tax Revenue Growth Policy) 

Council voted to postpone discussion of the Regulated Property Tax Policy until the October 11, 2022 Regular Council Meeting. 

Bridge File 2212 Cunningham Bridge (Meadowview Drive East of Range Road 261A) Project – Contract Award 

Council approved the award of the contract for the rehabilitation of the Cunningham Bridge to Bridgemen Services Ltd. at a contract price of $1,336,800, excluding GST. The bridge reconstruction will be completed in conjunction with the ongoing roadwork on Meadowview Drive, resulting in complete rehabilitation of the bridge and roads in the County’s portion of Meadowview Drive. The bridge reconstruction is expected to be completed by June 2023. 

Next Council Meeting 

The next Sturgeon County Council meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. on October 11, 2022.  

Future agendas and past meeting minutes can be found online 

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