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Bow Island town council vote on changes to Fire Services Protection Bylaw

Posted on July 23, 2019 by 40 Mile Commentator

Justin Seward
Commentator/Courier

Bow Island town council held their lone meeting of the month on July 8 and began by voting in favour of changes to the Fire Service and Protection Bylaw.
“They were changing it so we can deal with false alarms,” said town Chief Administrative Officer Dave Matz.
“That would be false alarms from a security company. If they have too many false alarms there is a procedure in there for issuing fines. That’s more up to date with other municipalities (who ) have that kind of procedure. We didn’t have that in our bylaw.
The first offence is a warning, second offence is $200 fine and a $500 fine for a third offence.
The other change was to allow the bylaw officer to issue fire permits.
Fire permits were initially handed out by the fire chief but now with a full time bylaw officer it’s easier for the public to come into town office to get a permit.

Verge Economic Development fees

An increase of $0.25 per capita will be applied every year to Verge Economic Development until 2023.
The year 2020- $8.25=16, 854.75
2021- $8.50= $17,365.50
2022- $8.75= $17,876.25
2023- $9=$18,387

Southern Regional Drainage committee support

Council approved the motion to support the Southern Regional Stormwater Drainage committee’s application for funding to the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation fund for the construction of projects outline in the September 2004 regional stormwater management plan.

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