At the January 23rd regular council meeting for The Town of Sylvan Lake some of the topics included the purchase of a new fire engine, the appointment of members to the Tourism Development Committee, and construction.

Here are the highlights of that meeting:



• Mayor Hanson declares February 2023 to be Black History Month in the Town of Sylvan Lake


• Council approves Second Reading to Procedure Bylaw with the following amendment: A member of Council shall not participate in any Regular Meeting of Council or Committee of the Whole Meetings by telephone or video conference, without approval of Council

Council then approves third and final reading of the Bylaw

• Council appoints Barb Pettie, Scott Reid, Pam Mitchell, and Charlie Everest as voting members; and Kryssie Thomson as an advisory member to the Tourism Development Committee for a two-year term to expire October 2025

• Council approves automatic enrollment and membership to the Town’s recreation facility to all current staff, and to all additional staff upon hire



• Council approves the purchase of a new fire engine from Commercial Emergency Equipment Co. (Pierce) of Calgary for the amount not to exceed $1,162,245.00 USD ($1,560,000.00 CDN approximately at the time of report), excluding GST

• Council approves a budget adjustment of $260,000.00 to Engine Replacement (CP2303) with the funds that come from the Mobile Equipment Reserve upon arrival of the fire engine, if necessary

• Council approves First Reading of Bylaw Enforcement Officers Bylaw

• Council directs Administration to enter into a service agreement with Hot Spot Parking Inc. (Pay Parking) based on a service level as outlined in the Hot Spot Parking Inc. proposal, and for the costs not to exceed $20,000.00 onboarding costs, $20,000.00 annual licensing/permitting fees, and $0.25 per transaction fee



• Council awards the contract for 50 Avenue Phase 3 between 45 Street and 49 Street to Pidherney’s Inc. of Blackfalds for $4,182,756.70, excluding contingency and GST

• Council reallocates $300,000.00 from the 2023 Sanitary Sewer Maintenance Program to fund 50 Avenue Phase 3

• Council reallocates $328,000.00 from the 2023 Street Rehabilitation Program to fund 50 Avenue Phase 3

• Council directs Administration to award the design and construction-related contract for the New Wells and Connection project to ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd. of Edmonton in an amount to not exceed $550,000.00 excluding GST