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BI councils appoints new municipal affairs assessor

Posted on June 5, 2018 by 40 Mile Commentator

By Justin Seward

Commentator/Courier

Coun. Dave Harrison moved to appoint Lance Wehlage as Bow Island’s new Municipal Affairs assessor, which council approved at the May 28 town council meeting.
The town contracts Benchmark Assessments to undertake its annual assessment. Bow Island’s current assessor Blair Hurt has retired.

A2 planning

Coun. Lyle Tuscherer made the motion for the town to enter into one year contract with A2 Planning with the option to renew for a further three-year term.
A2 Planning also does planning services in Foremost. The representative is a younger man who works for the planning department in Lethbridge on the side. He would provide basic planning services, including day-to-day planning and land-use inquiries.
Costs would be $115 per hour plus $0.52 perkm for travel. Financial implications will depend on the work required.
Council approved the motion.

Oldman River Regional Planning Commission
Coun. Alan Hyland moved to approve Resolution #2018-0-052 as drafted by the Oldman River Regional Services Commission. The Municipal Planning Commission approved the subdivision of the two duplexes at the corner of First Street and South Railway Avenue into four individual titles. The subdividing of lots could not go through until the buildings were completed on the property as duplex units.
Council approved the subdivision of Property for Plan 186AA, Block 22, Lots 32-36 for adjustments to the existing five lots into four lots for residential use.

Capital Budget
Council approved Tuchscherer’s motion to approve the capital budget’s Draft #2 from 2018-2022. This year’s capital project’s will total $971,190.00 for 2018. An addition will include a vac truck, while a deletion will be the energy efficient lighting for the arena and multiplex.

Bow Island Pivot Country Fair

Coun. Bernice DeLeenheer moved for council to approved the donation of the Servus Community Arena for the annual Pivot Country Fair. Council unanimously approved. The fair will go from July 31- Aug. 2.

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