Village of Delburne has need for daycare services

Delburne village council held their Sept. 14 meeting at the Delburne Hall. 

A previous motion concerning the purchase of one of the properties which suffered heavy fire damage on Main Street was amended from the minutes of the August 17 meeting. 

The reason given was that certain details within the wording of the motion were not accurate. 

Council decided to address the motion and amendment at a later meeting.

There was a request from a delegation for council to consider a zoning change to allow a daycare to operate in a residential neighbourhood. 

As well, the delegation enquired as to whether funding might be available from government programs either provincial or municipal to assist in the establishment of the daycare facility. 

It was noted by both council members and the delegation that there is a great need for daycare services in Delburne. 

Council thanked the delegation for its presentation and advised that it will consider their request.

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Karen Fegan informed council that Alberta Environment wrote regarding environmental testing of a village-owned property and that it should be processed either by a report or re-application for closure and reviewed by the Ministry. 

The property in question is located on Main Street and is now a dining establishment. 

CAO Fegan indicated that the report/application was sent to Alberta Environment on March 18, 2021.

Coun. Jeff Bourne received a letter from Service Line Warranties of Canada which provides sewer and waterline protection at no cost to the municipality and an affordable cost to the homeowner. 

The program pays for the repairs not the homeowner, all repairs performed to local codes by licensed and insured local area contractors, and encompasses all aspects of administration-educational outreach, billing, customer service and repairs.

The program is offered by Home-Serve, a leading provider of home repair solutions in North America. 

Council accepted this letter as information only.

In other council business, respective motions approved the for the Burial Search Program at a cost of $2200.00 with an ongoing annual fee of $1200 and the 2021 Speed Limit Survey Report which tabulated 52 responses to limit the speed throughout the village to 40 km an hour excluding the 30 km school and playground zones. The breakdown of responses was 39 in favour and 13 opposed.

CAO Fegan, in her administration report, stated that the trees fronting Main Street Park could be left without reducing parking or have them moved and relocated elsewhere? Council made no decision. 

Regarding the Federal Government recognition of September 30 as Truth and Reconciliation Day, council moved to observe the day but not as a statutory holiday.


Ray Reckseidler

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