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Airdrie Council set to approve final budget recommendations today

Council will address the final budget recommendations for approval and hear from AHS on their four priorities.
City council met April 3 and declared April 15 to 21 Nation Volunteer Week in Airdrie.
Airdrie Council's regular meeting agenda of Nov. 20 includes budget approvals, an update from AHS, and more.

Final budget recommendations resulting from Airdrie Council's recent budget meetings will be presented at today's Council meeting for approval with the 2024 Operating and Capital Budgets.

Airdrie council will meet at 1 p.m. for its first regular council meeting after they deliberated the budget throughout four sessions in the past two weeks.

The first of two presentations in the meeting is the 1st Airdrie Scouts, asking Council to consider helping them find a city owned parcel of land to place a sea can container with space to park a small utility trailer for their quartermaster.

The next presentation is by Alberta Health Services (AHS) who will bring forward information regarding AHS's four priorities; EMS Operating plan, Airdrie resourcing, call volume statistics, ambulances serving Airdrie and response times.

Several bylaws will come forward with no public hearing requirement, including:

  • Borrowing Bylaw No. B-38/2023, being a bylaw to fund 50 per cent of the 40th Avenue (West) and Southwinds Boulevard to Cobblestone Boulevard project. (First reading.)
  • Bylaw No. B-39/2023, being a bylaw to amend the rates in the Water, Sewer and Waste Management Utilities effective Jan. 1, 2024. (Three readings.)
  • Bylaw No. B-41/2023, being a bylaw to establish fees for goods and services provided by the City of Airdrie. (Three readings.)

The 2023 Public Auction of Tax Arrears Properties is listed as the only item in Agenda Report. Council will be asked to establish reserve bid prices and conditions of sale for tax arrears properties in advance of a public auction.

Two letters are to be presented to council, one is a request for a letter of support from the Airdrie Minor Hockey Association for their application and bid to Hockey Alberta to host the Airdrie U15 Female AA Provincial Championships March 21 to 24, 2024.

The second letter is a request for support from the Footprints for Learning Academy for their application to the Province for Alberta Charter School status.

The Question Period is still part of the agenda, but per a recent change to this process, residents must register to ask a question during a regular council meeting. Contact Legislative Services for information on how to register. 

A closed meeting will follow the regular meeting with topics being a land update and personnel evaluations, both protected under Freedom of Information and Protection (FOIP) of the privacy act.

Go to to watch the council meeting live at 1 p.m. today. To view the agenda, click here. 

Masha Scheele

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