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July Neighborhood Notes

Jun 26, 2014

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Council Update

MAIN STREET IMPROVEMENTS – We thank you in advance for your patience during the improvements being made to Main Street. The short term inconvenience will be worth it!!

• Policy 48/2014 – Arena Rental Rates were set for the next five years.
• A traffic impact study for the Summersault Subdivision (SW 26-40-1-W5M – NE Bentley) was received for information. The primary vehicle access to the proposed subdivision will be via 55th Avenue, 46th Street, 49th Street, 50th Street and 50th Avenue. A copy of the complete study may be obtained from the municipal office.
• Council gave approval to support the Lacombe Regional Emergency Management Partnership to enter into an agreement with the Canadian Red Cross Society for the provision of emergency social services.
• An invitation from the David Thompson Health Advisory Council forum in Olds was received for information.
• An invitation to the “Energize Workshop” being held in Jasper and presented by Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation was received for information.
• An invitation was received from the Alberta Government to attend a public consultation workshop on the North Saskatchewan Regional Plan. Councillor Knutson will be attending the workshop in Red Deer on June 25th.
• Invitations to represent Bentley from Ponoka and Rimbey were received. Mayor Haarstad Petten will be attending both parades.
• The April Lacombe Enforcement report was received for information.
• The Urgent Care Committee for Sylvan Lake and Area media release was received for information.
• Partners in Injury Reduction information from Workers’ Compensation Board was received for information. The Town does not participate in the Partners in Injury Reduction program.
• A request for black dirt for the Bentley Cemetery was approved.
• The road north of the arena to the Agricultural Centre, the road to the recycling area, the curling rink parking lot and the road west of the hotel were requested to be graded, even though this is a short-term solution.
• Notices to businesses placing sandwich boards on the sidewalks will be sent to ensure that these boards do not hinder foot traffic. They are to be removed each night.
• A request for reimbursement of expenses incurred due to a blocked sewage line was received. Once school is out, a camera will be run through the line and repaired if trees are found to be blocking the line.
• Council are still waiting for a report from the engineers regarding the arena roof repairs.
• Questions regarding when street sweeping would commence were discussed. The machine is in for repairs and once those are done, sweeping will commence. Administration was asked to check into costs for contracting the sweeping. A report will be forthcoming to Council.
• Bullying outside of school times and unsightly yards are covered under two separate bylaws which can be found on the Town’s website. Should citizens have complaints, please obtain a Complaint Form from the Town office or the Town website, complete it and return it to the office so it can be handled by the County Peace Officers.
• The matter of pursuing a Recreation Board was discussed. As this is a community-driven Board, members of the community must step forward to indicate their interest.
• A Council Strategic Planning meeting was scheduled for June 17th.

• The Strategic Planning meeting motion was rescinded.
• Council meetings for July and August were set – July 22nd and August 19th. The July 8th, August 12th and August 26th regular meetings will be cancelled.
• Burning Barrels – a notice will be placed in Neighborhood Notes and on the Town’s Facebook page to educate the public regarding burning barrels. Hopefully with this information, the community will be more educated and the need to amend the bylaw to prohibit the barrels and recreational fire pits will not be needed.
• The engineering report regarding the Arena and Curling Rink roofs was received. The engineering firm did not provide proposed costs for the suggested repairs. This matter was tabled to the next Council meeting, pending receipt of the proposed costs. This will allow Council to make an informed decision as to which method of repair would be best. Repairs are proposed to be completed prior to the next hockey season.
• General correspondence included minutes of the Lacombe Foundation meeting, Parkland Regional Library Board meeting, Town website statistics, AUMA President’s Summit and information on the 2014 New Horizons for Seniors Program was received for information.


→ July 22nd – Regular Council Meeting
→ August 7th–9th–Annual Fair & Rodeo
→ August 19th– Regular Council Meeting

• Mayor Lynda Haarstad Petten
Phone: 403-748-4922
• Deputy Mayor Butch Howard
Phone: 403-748-2053
• Councillor Robin Lemay
Phone: 403-748-3823
• Councillor Pamela Davey
Phone: 403-748-2988
• Councillor Cora Knutson
Phone: 403-748-2455

Check out these notes on the Town’s website. Keep yourselves informed as to what is happening at Council meetings.

Should you require any further information on anything noted in these “Notes”, please contact a Councillor or the Town Office.

Your feedback is extremely important. Bentley is your community and we, as a Council, need to hear your comments, complaints, kudos, etc.

On behalf of Town Council and the residents of Bentley and area, we offer our congratulations to our Grade Twelve students. As you go forth into your chosen fields, we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours.


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