Council Meeting Notes

Stay up to date with council decisions and discussions with the City of Beaumont’s Council Notes. These informal recaps help residents catch up with council meetings in just a few minutes.

Please note these summaries are not an official record of council meetings. Official minutes are posted online once they are approved during a subsequent meeting.

Regular Council Meeting Notes

March 26, 2021

Beaumont Minor Football Letter of Support (4:15)

Council agreed to provide a letter of support to the Beaumont Minor Football Association confirming permission to use city property near the multi-use field being constructed in Four Seasons Park. The association plans to raise funds for and construct a fieldhouse for the site.

Investment Policy (7:49)

Council approved a policy for investing funds in the city’s reserves. The policy provides guidelines for the investment of funds not needed immediately so that the city can get a greater return than retaining the funds in a banking account. Examples of investments that would be allowed include guaranteed-return securities, such as federal or provincial bonds. 

Bareland Condominium Taxation (13:45)

Council discussed a report regarding municipal property taxation of bareland condos in Beaumont. Some condominium owners have requested consideration for a lower tax rate reflecting that they pay separate fees for privately delivered services including road and sidewalk repair, snow clearing, and lighting costs.

Council asked administration to provide more data on bareland condominiums in Beaumont to be presented with this year’s tax assessment information.

Beaumont Welcome Service (21:44)

Council approved an extension to May for an administration report regarding options to revitalize welcome services for new residents after unexpected delays. The volunteer-run Welcome Wagon service was discontinued last year due to funding challenges and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inclusion and Diversity Report (30:45)

Council requested a report on inclusion and diversity initiatives for the City of Beaumont, as a result of a notice of motion by Coun. Kathy Barnhart. The report will be provided this year along with the city’s social master plan.

Le Rêve Southwest Neighbourhood Structure Plan (45:27)

Council approved first reading for the Le Rêve Southwest Neighbourhood Structure Plan. The plan sets out the planning and servicing framework for the neighbourhood, located east of 50 Street and north of Township Road 510.

Le Rêve Redistricting (59:20)

Council approved first reading of a bylaw to change the land use of Le Rêve Southwest Neighbourhood from Agricultural Holdings district to Commercial and Integrated Neighbourhood Districts. The site is east of 50 Street and north of Township Road 510.

Committee of the Whole Meeting Notes

March 16, 2021

Investment Policy (1:37)

Committee members reviewed a draft policy for investing city funds. The policy would provide guidelines for the investment of funds in city reserves not needed immediately and allow a greater return than retaining the funds in a banking account. Examples of investments that would be allowed include guaranteed-return securities, such as federal or provincial bonds. 

The committee referred the policy to council’s consideration for approval.

Project Reporting (11:38)

City administration presented a framework for reporting updates on capital projects to council and the public. The process includes monthly reporting through the city’s online project dashboard and quarterly reports to council including current actual spending and scheduling.

During discussion on the agenda item, committee members asked several questions about the timeline for projects approved for 2021.

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