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Cardston County council briefs

Posted on March 3, 2023 by admin

By Kenyon Stronski

Westwind Weekly News

The following are selected briefs from the Feb. 13 regular meeting of Cardston County council. 

Reports to Council:

A few reports made their way across council’s desk at the beginning of their regular meeting. Item 8.2 was the 2022 Annual Report for ASB where Agricultural Fieldman Rod Foggin took the podium to present. After the report it was moved by Reeve Cam Francis for council to sell the No-Till Drill to the Hill for $60,000 and the 2022 ASB report was accepted. 

Following came rental rates for ASB where council reviewed the proposed rates for approval. Coun. Roger Houghton moved for council to accept the rental rates with a change to item 3 to $12 an acre and to eliminate the delivery and set up fee for the rental. Francis then moved that council grant authority to the ASB to set the rental rates for future years. 

Last from ASB came their soil conservation policy. It was moved for council to adopt the policy as presented. 

Requests for Decision:

A request was brought forth to council to ask for help in funding replacements for the lights in the Mountain View Senior Centre. It was decided council would go with the CAO’s recommendation as well as for the organization to provide financial records for any additional requested funds in the future. 

Another fund for receive accounts was reviewed by council and moved to accept the administration’s recommendation. The items were moved into their respective restricted reserves. 

A letter was sent to council relating to border crossing hours and an ask for council to potentially write Member of Parliament Glen Motz regarding the current hours. Currently the border crossings at Carway, Del Bonita and the Chief Mountain Border are set to their hours during COVID. It is requested they be returned to their pre-COVID hours. 

The Cardston and District Chamber of Commerce requested a donation from the Cardston County council for a concert to help promote Cardston County and the surrounding area. It was moved for council to match the Town of Cardston’s donation for $15,000 and names their contribution in the sake of economic development. 

The Magrath Fire Department submitted a request to obtain an MFR (Medical First Response) status endorsement from the County. It was moved for council to endorse the department, “in the best interest of our community by providing medical first response within the boundaries of our municipality. Further, we acknowledge these boundaries may include provincial highways and mutual aid agreements with other municipalities. Medical response will be in addition to, or in conjunction with the emergency fire and rescue services this department already provides.”

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