Council Clips – October 20, 2020
TIP20 Project Update
Council heard an update on the TIP20 project, which is a group of transportation projects tied to the Bow Valley Trail – Benchlands Trail – Railway Avenue intersection. While some areas of the project have been delayed, the overall completion date for the project is still on track for the end of June, 2021. In addition, an update was provided on how the new intersection will function once it is complete. To learn more visit Transportation Improvement Program 2020 .
Memorial Plaque Program
The Town’s memorial plaque program will be reinstated in 2021 and will include picnic tables as well as benches. To learn more about the program visit Memorial Plaque Program.
Electric Vehicle Fleet Feasibility Study
Council was presented with the results of a study looking at the feasibility of replacing vehicles and equipment at the end of their lifecycle with electric vehicles (EVs). To read the study read section D3 of the meeting agenda package here https://canmore.ca/documents/4209-2020-10-20-cow-agenda
Fire Rescue Peak Staffing
This summer the fire department carried out a staffing strategy review to improve turn-out times, reduce the workload of paid response firefighters, and reduce the difficulty and frequency of responding during high congestion times. To read the study go to item D-4 in the meeting agenda package.
Community Grant Program
The community grant program has been transitioned to a relief fund intended to provide financial support to non-profit and community organizations. To learn more, or to apply before Oct. 30, visit Community Grants.
Committee of the Whole Regular Features
Go to the meeting agenda package to read:
- Councillor Updates – a monthly report on the activities of individual councillors
- Service Area Reports – each department provides a summary of operational activities
- Council Resolution Action List – direction given by Council to administration
- Marigold Library Update
You can also see a video of the presentations at Council Agendas, Minutes, and Videos