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
November 23, 2021
Open Forum – Multi-Use Field in Four Seasons Park (2:27)
Homeowners adjacent to Four Seasons Park told council they were concerned with the visual impact of the lights for the new multi-use field.
Beaumont Library Schematic Design (22:44)
Library Director Laura Winton presented a schematic design for a proposed expansion and renovation of the Beaumont Library, along with estimated cost. The library is requesting funding in the City’s 2022 budget to complete the construction design for the project.
Council received the presentation for information and will consider the funding request during budget deliberations.
Third Quarter Financial Report (1:01:21)
Administration presented a quarterly financial update on the City’s expenses, revenue and reserve balances. The report forecasts a $232,660 operating surplus for the City at the end of 2021.
Council Membership on Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (1:15:23)
Council approved a motion by Coun. René Tessier directing Administration to prepare a report on the advisability of removing the council positions from the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, along with a draft bylaw that would remove the position from the board.
Committee of the Whole Meeting Notes
November 16, 2021
Beaumont Policing Report (7:32)
Beaumont RCMP detachment commander Staff Sgt. Harp Dhaliwal provided a presentation to council detailing crime and police call statistics during the past year. Council received the report for information.
Performing Arts Collective Proposal (1:06:12)
Council heard a presentation from the Performing Arts Collective, a not-for-profit organization proposing a community theatre in south Beaumont. The Collective is seeking a partnership and funding from the City and is pledging to fund-raise from other sources to build a small, 150-seat performing arts space within the next year.
Council referred the matter to administration to review options for a potential partnership with the organization and implications for the City and report back by the end of the first quarter of 2022.
Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Convention and Resolutions (2:02:45)
Administration presented an overview of resolutions proposed by municipalities for consideration during the annual convention of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) from November 17 to 19. The AUMA advocates to senior levels of government on behalf of member municipalities.