Council reviewed the monthly Bylaw Enforcement written report by Sheri Wuzinski, bylaw officer.
The councillors were curious as to what the exact details were of the five derelict vehicle calls.
“These are people that are adding to the list that want to have their vehicles picked up,” explained Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Sandra Kulyk.
Kulyk went on to add that derelict vehicle calls to the bylaw officer are a positive thing as the Town of Coronation has made arrangements to pick up scrap vehicles from resident’s properties.
“That’s good people are adding their vehicles to the list” stated Coun. Vickey Horkoff with both Mayor Mark Stannard and Coun. Shelly Cook commenting in agreement.
The complete bylaw report for the month of September included five dog calls, four cat calls, five derelict vehicle calls, one trailer call, two noxious weed calls, two reports and one fine.
Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework bylaw
The County of Paintearth has passed a bylaw to adopt the Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF).
The Town of Coronation has given this proposed bylaw first reading and will schedule a public hearing later this month to discuss it.
CAO Kulyk has been working with Todd Pawsey, Development Officer for the County of Paintearth, to finish the ICF document as required by the Municipal Government Act.
The ICF provides a forum for neighbouring communities to work together and the bylaw must be adopted by both town and county.
Campground software packages
CAO Kulyk has been investigating software packages for campground registration.
The Coronation Campground has grown and a system that will register, maintain and configure daily, weekly and monthly fees will be more suitable than the envelope system that has been used in the past.
A computerized system will enable both the campground and the town to have copies of the paperwork and make it easier to reconcile the payments that have been received.
Volunteer Firefighters Policy
A new policy for town employees serving as volunteer firefighters were discussed and approved.
The policy deals with such situations as approval for employee absences from work for firefighting calls, reporting absences from work to supervisors if a fire call prevents them from arriving for a scheduled work shift, payment of wages/firefighter callout pay for fire or emergency calls, absences from work for nonemergency volunteer firefighter activities like training and public education duties.
Other topics like documenting fire callouts on payroll time sheets and Town of Coronation employees who are members of other municipal fire departments were also brought to attention.