Delburne closing overnight camping

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Council motioned to close overnight camping at two municipal campgrounds in the village citing competition concerns with other campgrounds and future development being planned.

The closure of the Main Street campground was so the facility would not be competing with the three private campgrounds in the area, The Elks campground, Fawn Meadow Resort and Barking Fox Campground. 

The Village is planning an expansion of the facilities through the Futures Committee to expand the pavilion and other amenities and upgrades to that area.

Rezoning request denied

Council denied a rezoning request from an R-1 residential lot to an R-2 zone.

The original rezoning request was to allow an interested party to put an older mobile home on a 25 ft. lot in a residential area. 

There was a considerable amount of opposition by surrounding citizens therefore council decided to oppose the rezoning of that property.

As a final note Delburne council continues to meet face to face in the local community hall complying with Alberta Health Services COVID-19 protocol.

Servicing fire hydrants

Council did not make a decision regarding a proposal from a local resident, Ken Ewacha to inspect, flush, monitor and service all fire hydrants in the village at their April 13 regular council meeting. 

Ewacha is a certified inspector who has provided this service to several municipalities in central Alberta for many years. 

The equipment used is a “hose monster” which measures pressure gallons and flow efficiency.

Ewacha advised council that the cost would be on a per hydrant basis and it would be a two hour service on each hydrant. 

Public Works Foreman Gary Rusaw was given a copy of the service manual. 

Council made no decision but indicated that they would consider the proposal.

Quarterly report

Council received the quarterly Community Policing Report from the Three Hills RCMP covering the first quarter of 2021. 

The report serves to provide a quarterly snapshot of the human resources, financial data and crime statistics for this area. 

Further analysis on local trends and updates on resourcing and financial forecasting were also included. 

“Community priorities and consultation will be highlighted,” stated Sgt. Jamie Day. He further stated, “We recognize that having a voice in policing priorities is a top concern for communities.” 

Sgt. Day outlined the three priorities set by  RCMP “K” Division being crime, property and rural safety.

The report noted that regarding these three priorities the COVID pandemic has had a significant impact.

An example is a rise in family issues that have strained relationships. 

Statistics indicate that Delburne’s criminal activity is very limited and that no locals are responsible. 

Any involvement has been with criminals passing through.

 

R. Reckseidler

ECA Review

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