By Andrea Arnold

Mayor Torgerson called the May 25, 2021 Valemount Council meeting to order. Also in attendance; Councillor Blanchette, Councillor Gee, Councillor MacLean and Councillor Pearson.

Accounts payable update
Council passed the motion receiving the Accounts Payable Report April 2021. All expenses for April 2021 are within the current budget.

Community projects call for bids reissued
Council passed the motion receiving the quotes update report. Three projects; Centennial Park Washroom (demolition), Village entrance sign (sanding and staining) and Tourism Valemount (trails web page) were recently put up for bid. All bids received either didn’t meet the bidding requirements or were over budget. Staff decided to reissue the washroom and sign projects for bid, and discontinue the bid for Tourism Valemount.

Visitor Information Centre – Salmon Tank Program
Council passed the motion receiving the report from the Visitor Information Centre regarding the Chinook Salmon Tank Program. An application for a Pacific Salmon Foundation grant application was successful last year. This year, equipment to house and rear salmon from egg to fry stage will be provided to the information centre. This will provide an education feature for the public while also helping returning salmon populations in Swift Creek and the Upper Fraser Region.

UBCM Housing Needs Reports
Council passed the following resolutions for the UBCM Housing Needs Reports Program Grant Application: (1) THAT council directs staff to apply for $15,000 to the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) for the Housing Needs Reports program and (2) THAT council resolves to support the UBCM Housing Needs Reports program application and provide overall grant management.

By-laws and Policies
Council passed the motion accepting the Village of Valemount Street Vendor Bylaw No. 713, 2014, Amendment Bylaw No. 844, 2021 be adopted as presented.
Council approved the motion approving the Village of Valemount Development and Land Use Application Policy No. 82, 2021 be approved by Council.
Following the receipt of verbal reports provided by Mayor and Council, the meeting was adjourned.