Prior to the regular Clive council meeting on Sept. 25, Deputy Mayor Luci Henry presented Anita Gillard, retiring mayor, with a gavel in recognition of her distinguished leadership and service to the Village of Clive. Anita Gillard served as councillor in 2005 and mayor of Clive from 2006 through 2017.
Clive village councillors approved third and final reading on three bylaws including a Procedural Bylaw, Code of Conduct Bylaw and Social Media Policy Bylaw.
The purpose of the Social Media Bylaw was to provide guidelines to establish proper management of the Village of Clive’s social media accounts/pages and to facilitate public engagement to ensure consistency and openness.
The Code of Conduct sets out clear expectations on the behaviour of council members and a mechanism for responding to alleged breaches.
The Procedural Bylaw provides clear standard format for conducting meetings.
Localized disruption of water services was experienced by residents due to four water lines being hit during the construction for the 49th Ave. and 52nd St. infrastructure improvement project between Aug. 9 and Sept. 15. Residents also experienced disruption in their garbage service.
Thirteen addresses were credited a portion of their water and sewer bills while all 18 residences were credited for one month of garbage pick up service. The credits will cost the village a total of $1005.79.
In a 4 – 1 vote, the franchise fees will remain the same for Fortis and Atco for 2018.
The estimated revenue from Fortis is $35,803 and $31,980 from Atco.
CAO Carla Kenney provided an outline of Fortis franchise fees from six other municipalities with 20 per cent at Breton, Ab. and 18 per cent in Alix as the highest on the chart to three per cent (pre 2011) and 6.2 per cent (pre 2011) for Lacombe as the lowest.
Clive’s fee sits at 9.0 per cent.
Atco fees charted showed the six communities between 15 and 22 per cent with Clive falling in at 16.17 per cent and Bentley the only one lower at 10.00 per cent.
Franchise fees provide a revenue stream for municipalities. The fees are calculated on the distribution revenue from the delivery of energy to customers within the village and does not include the cost of energy.
Residents pay the franchise fees to their energy provider as a line item on their energy bills.
Parkland Library requisition
Council approved the Parkland Library budget for 2018 that included a one per cent increase to the municipal per capita requisition which amounts to eight cents.
The Village of Clive paid a $5,427 requisition in 2017 to Parkland. The estimated increase between the 2017 and 2018 requisition is $54.