Council discusses damage claims and approves tax concession

A request for financial support after a toilet backup and a business tax concession were among the items of concern to town council at its regular meetings on August 4 and 18.

At the August 4 meeting, council tabled the request of Larry Chalupiak for $200 in clean up

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costs after a toilet backed up at 118 Fourth Avenue East on July 9 while Public Works was working on the main sanitary sewer line.

Brandi Fullawka met with council (via telephone) to discuss a camper, portable toilet and Sea Can storage container on Korbin Avenue and its effect on the neighbourhood.

Bonnie Hendrickson met with council (via telephone) to discuss opportunities for the use of her property on Korbin Avenue and the outstanding demolition order against it.

At the August 18 meeting, council approved a municipal tax concession to Leanne Popoff and

Josh Brown for the property located at 118 First Avenue West (Pt. 23, Block 3, Plan G2107): Purchasing a commercial or industrial building or structure, vacant for more than one year, and operating a business from there provided it is an arms-length transaction: 2018, 50 per cent; 2019, 50 per cent and 2020, 25 per cent.

Council adopted the 2020 Water Works Rate Policy and Capital Investment Strategy.

Council transferred $12,200 of the distribution from the estate of Donald Prodanchuk to the facilities reserve in 2020, for the CN Station House Museum.

The chief administrative officer was authorized to proceed under The Tax Enforcement Act to acquire title on multiple properties.