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

September 14, 2021

2021-2022 Council Work Plan (5:23)

Council discussed a work plan that sets out areas and activities of focus for Council and City Administration for the next nine months. Key work includes an orientation for Council following the October 18 municipal election, 2022 budget deliberations, Council strategic planning, and a review of the City’s automated enforcement program.

Performing Arts Proposal (18:06)

Council discussed a funding request for a 150-seat theatre. The project was proposed to Council in June 8 and at the time was referred to a future Committee of the Whole meeting for further discussion. However, the last scheduled Committee meeting before the municipal election had been cancelled.

Administration recommended referring the proposal to a steering committee reviewing options for a city-owned performing arts facility, however, Council voted to refer the item to a Committee of the Whole meeting following the election.

Digital Marketing Grant (46:08)

Council allocated funds remaining from a COVID-19 small business support program to a grant program that would enable small businesses in Beaumont to establish web sites.

Special Council Meeting Notes

September 17, 2021

COVID-19 Situational Update (0:20)

Council heard details for implementation of the Alberta government’s Restriction Exemption Program at City recreation facilities. The program requires entrants to provide proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test result. Council directed administration to report back on the program and other measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Committee of the Whole Meeting Notes

August 24, 2021

Purchasing Policy (1:36)

Committee members reviewed and deliberated a draft policy governing procurement of goods and services and construction contracts by the City of Beaumont. The committee made a number of changes to the policy before recommending it to council for approval.

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