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Council Highlights: May 13th, 2019

Sgt. Thackeray with the RCMP, is currently in talks with the Crime Reduction Unit out of Grande Prairie about having a Community Crime Prevention Presentation in Fox Creek. The presentation will discuss topics like how to properly report a crime, and crime trends. Keep an eye out for more information.

The Director of Parks and Recreation shared with Council the department’s new programming initiatives, including the upcoming 6-week Multisport program spearheaded by the new Fieldhouse Programmer. Also, their partnership with the Community Resource Centre for the Summer Camp is set to begin in July.

The Communications Officer has completed and started handing out the newly designed Community Programs Guide. Response to the new guide has been positive. Further distribution to be scheduled.

Administration continues to work on finalizing details for the Municipal Census that will begin in June, and informed Council that the census packages, along with personal pins, will be delivered door to door to the members of the community.

Council passed the 2019 Operating and Capital Budgets. The capital budget, totalling $12,446,200, contains important initiatives identified during the 2019 strategic planning session as items significant for the community. The operating budget totalling $14,021,852 includes revenue generated through taxation of $4,061,057 which will require an approximate 2% increase to the 2019 taxation rates. More details on the passed budget and taxation bylaws will be released before the end of this week.

Now that the 2019 Rates of Taxation Bylaw has been passed, Administration will be generating the 2019 Assessment and Taxation Notices. Mark your calendars; due date for the 2019 taxes will be Monday July 15th, 2019.