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.

Council Meeting Notes

January 11, 2022

Presentations from Beaumont Society for the Arts and Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival (6:01)

Chantal Yardley (Beaumont Society for the Arts) and Jeremy Kornel (Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival) presented updates about objectives, year-end finances and fundraising. Council received the presentations for information.

Mid-sized Cities Mayors' Caucus Membership Fee and Advocacy Letter (34:58)

City Administration updated Council on:

  • the Mid-sized Cities Mayors’ Caucus’ (MCMC) membership funding request of $2,000 to offset costs incurred hosting the group; and
  • its recommendation for City Council to sign an advocacy letter from MCMC regarding the downloading of RCMP retroactive pay onto municipalities.

Council approved both items.

Report on Beaumont's High Intensity Residential Fire Requirements (50:46)

Council approved a motion by Coun. Steven vanNieuwkerk directing Administration to bring back a report on Beaumont's High Intensity Residential Fire requirements, including options and considerations for improving fire department response times.

Report on Rationale for Light Timing and Ice Fishing Signage at Don Sparrow Lake (52:54)

Council approved a motion by Coun. Ashley Miller directing Administration to bring back a report on amenities at Don Sparrow Lake, including lighting, signage, skating surface area and picnic tables. 

Report on Pedestrian Safety Issues (1:02:15)

Council approved an amended motion by Mayor Bill Daneluik directing Administration to bring back a report about improving pedestrian safety at the intersections of 56A Street and 55 Avenue and 56A Street and Montalet Street. 

Committee of the Whole Meeting Notes

November 16, 2021

Beaumont Policing Report (7:32)

Beaumont RCMP detachment commander Staff Sgt. Harp Dhaliwal provided a presentation to council detailing crime and police call statistics during the past year.  Council received the report for information.

Performing Arts Collective Proposal (1:06:12)

Council heard a presentation from the Performing Arts Collective, a not-for-profit organization proposing a community theatre in south Beaumont. The Collective is seeking a partnership and funding from the City and is pledging to fund-raise from other sources to build a small, 150-seat performing arts space within the next year.

Council referred the matter to administration to review options for a potential partnership with the organization and implications for the City and report back by the end of the first quarter of 2022.

Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Convention and Resolutions (2:02:45)

Administration presented an overview of resolutions proposed by municipalities for consideration during the annual convention of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) from November 17 to 19. The AUMA advocates to senior levels of government on behalf of member municipalities.

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