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BI council says no media recordings without consent

Posted on February 20, 2018 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Justin Seward

Commentator/ Courier

ow Island town council opened their Feb. 12 meeting by amending the first reading of bylaw 2018: 01 to include the issue of recording meetings.
As per the decision of council, Section 7.5 was amended to read that the recording of regular council meetings is not permitted unless a resolution has been passed by council prior to the start of the meeting to allow this to take place.
The decision came after council discussed the possibility of allowing the media to record the council meetings. The consensus was to not allow the recording of meetings unless specific a resolution was passed at a meeting.

Trade show venue donation
The Servus Community Arena will be donated for the Bow Island-Burdett Chamber of Commerce Annual Trade Show.
The organization will have pay $2,040 plus venue fees. Summer rental rates are $2,550 per day.
April 13 and 14 are the dates for this year’s event.

Library fundraiser
Bow Island’s Multiplex will be donated for the Susan Andersen Library Board Fundrasier on March 3.
Policies
Council approved the working alone, respiratory protection and violence amongst spectators policies.
Occupational Health and Safety performed an inspection at the Servus Community Centre on Jan. 18.
Upon receipt of the report, the public works staff immediately took corrective measures as recommended in the reports. OHS also requested policies be put in place for the three mentioned in the report.
The town was given until Feb. 6. to complete all non-compliant worked with the exception of the policies that needed to be approved by council.

Dog Bylaw
Bow Island resident Ian Hildebrandt appeared before council concerning his five dogs, because in three years the town has asked him to tie up his pooches and he did his best to comply.
When the town asked him to finish his fence, he tried to comply.
Hildebrandt said he caught children throwing rocks over the fence and sticking sticks through the fence to tease the dogs. He has wished for those people to be educated on dogs being man’s best friend.
In accordance with Bylaw 2015:10, permission is required from council prior to any resident owning more than three dogs.
Council moved to bring the matter to the attention of the bylaw committee for discussion.

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