Regular Council Meeting Highlights- April 23, 2019

Posted On Wednesday April 24, 2019

Audited Financial Statements

Council accepted a report from Metrix Group LLP for the Town’s annual Audited Financial Statements for 2018. Council reviewed the statements, completed as per the Municipal Government Act (MGA). To learn more about the Audited Financial Statements, read pages 7-28 and 317-349 of the Council package.

Tussic Area Structure Plan

A second public hearing was held for the Tussic Area Structure Plan and the adoption of the Tussic Area Structure Plan. The first hearing was held on December 10, 2018, at which point Council made a motion to relocate high density residential and commercial sites.

After the public hearing, Council gave third reading to the Tussic Area Structure Plan, officially adopting the plan. The proposed plan will accommodate an estimated 6,024 people in approximately 2,152 dwelling units west of Veterans Boulevard, east of Golf Course Road and directly north of Highway 628 (79 Avenue) in a mix of low, medium and high density housing forms. Council originally heard about the Tussic Area Structure Plan on October 9, 2018. Along with the original news release you can also learn more about the project by reading pages 81-269 and 294-314 of the Council agenda.

2019 Spring Budget Adjustments

Council approved a report regarding spring budget adjustment numbers. Within the report, the contract for the Town’s Waste Management has an estimated increase of $114,000 due to increasing costs and the reduction in global recycling markets. However, residents will not see an increase on their utility bill in 2019 as the amount is funded by the utility rates stabilization reserve. To learn more about the 2019 Spring Budget Adjustments, read pages 359-361 of the Council agenda.

Stony Plain Central School Servicing

Council approved funding for infrastructure services for the new Stony Plain Central School site. The site needs to be serviced and accessible for construction by August 31, 2019. The school will be located on the west end of Old Town South with access from 57 Avenue. The Provincial Government announced funding for the school in March of 2018.

“Stony Plain’s population continues to rise, and this school is essential for our growing community,” says Mayor William Choy. “We are excited for this new learning facility for generations of Stony Plain residents to enjoy.” The school is expected to be open for the fall 2021 school-year.

View the proposed infrastructure plan and school site from pages 363-369 of the Council Package.

2019 Municipal Census Update

Council accepted the 2019 Census update. The last municipal census conducted by the Town was completed on June 30, 2015, and the population was determined at 16,127. A Federal Census completed in 2016, resulted with the official population recorded as 17,189. The 2019 Municipal Census will begin on May 1, 2019. Residents are encouraged to complete the five question census on the Town website (available May 1st) otherwise a door-to-door enumerator will come to your door to collect the information. To read a full news release on the Town Census click here.

First Quarterly Report 2019

Council accepted the first quarterly report of 2019. The entire report can be found at www.stonyplain.com/qr

Please note: This is not the official Town of Stony Plain council meeting minutes. Please refer to Agendas and Minutes for all supporting documents, and official meeting minutes that have been approved by Town Council.