Mutual Fire Aid agreement to be discussed

The Town of Coronation council members discussed a mutual fire aid agreement with the Village of Consort at their regular town council meeting on Mon., Feb. 22.
Currently there is no agreement in place that relates specifically to Fire Mutual Aid. The town is party to a Disaster Services Mutual Aid Agreement between the following municipalities, which does include provisions for Fire Services Mutual Aid that includes the MD of Provost and Acadia Valley, counties of Paintearth, Stettler, Starland, Wheatland, Cypress and Newell, the towns of  Castor, Coronation, Hanna and Oyen, villages of Consort, Youngstown, Cereal, Veteran, and Empress and Special Areas Board.
Council members voted to include Flagstaff County into this group.

Recreation report

Although Recreation Director Barry Brigley was not in attendance at the meeting, he did send a report which indicated that the town’s bowling season would see Mar. 19 as its final day.
He also stated that the Coronation curling rink is hosting CARA School playdowns on Thur., Feb. 25 and the Oil Ladies bonspiel the weekend of Feb. 27 and 28 to mark the end of the curling season.
The skating rink will be shut down during the third week in March.  There has been some issues with the 30 year old scoreboard and clock this winter.  A grant application has been sent in hopes of its replacement.
The minor hockey league’s regular season finished on the weekend of Feb. 19 and 20 with  three 3C’s teams making into the provincial finals which commence in March: Pee-Wee A, Bantam A and Midget A.
Brigley also reported that a grant has been received to cover the pool deck with recycled rubber which is scheduled to take place mid-May.
CAO Sandra Kulyk explained that the Health Inspector said the cracks are breeding grounds for bacteria and the scheduled maintenance is a quick fix which will be completed before the pool’s scheduled opening.
Council members agree to have two permanent handi-cap parking stalls drawn up outside Coronation’s Drop-In Centre.

Snow removal

Gary Schroeder appeared before council Mon., Feb. 22 to discuss his concerns with Town of Coronation’s snow removal policy, specifically the streets around the school being plowed prior to the commencement of classes following a snowfall.
Council members felt Schroeder’s request was fair and that they would look into it.
The Town of Coronation’s current snow removal policy states that the town will provide snow and ice control on municipal streets and sidewalks according to pre-established priorities.
The Public Works Department implements snow plowing operations in accordance to priority as follows:
Priority 1- Fire Hall driveway,
Priority 2 – Ambulance  bay driveway,
Priority 3 – Doctor’s residences – including driveways and clear access route to the hospital,
Priority 4 – Government Road – leading to the Hospital
Priority 5 – Railway Ave.
Priority 6 ·Downtown Core
Priority 7 – School/Arena area, including Norfolk Ave. on south side of arena and school and George St. from Norfolk Ave. to York Ave. on east side of  the school.
Priority 8 – All other residential, commercial and industrial streets in an order  which is determined at the discretion of the Public Works Foreman.
Downtown  core means  roadways that include: Victoria Avenue from King Street to Queen Street, Royal Street from Railway Avenue to Norfolk Avenue and Windsor Avenue from King Street to Queen Street.
Plowing operations are governed by current weather conditions and by the priorities assigned to individual roadways.
Snow plowing will commence after three centimeters of snow has accumulated or when snow drifting impedes traffic  movement.

2016 assessments

The Town of Coronation’s 2016 assessment roll has been prepared by Terry Willoughby with Municipal Property Consultants Assessment notices have been printed and were mailed on Feb. 18, 2016.
A total assessment increase of $480,660 has been reported with a total $80,220 negative assessment growth reported as a result of a significant decreases in assessed value in a number  of commercial  properties, and $560,000  increased assessment  as a  result of inflation.

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