• Dawn Riley

Town of Vermilion Council Updates

A Regular Town Council Meeting was held on September 7. Here are some of the highlights:

In the next step of getting the Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) Bylaw passed, Council held a Public Hearing at the meeting. There were no objections to the proposed bylaw during the Public Hearing. This will allow Council to proceed with the second and third reading to Bylaw 3-202. This will happen after the County of Vermilion River holds its public hearing.

Deputy Mayor Pulyk moved, “That Council for the Town of Vermilion approves administration to move forward and finalize the agreement to allow for construction and operation of a highspeed broadband fibre network in Vermilion.” This motion was carried, so the final stages of providing Town residents with the Open-Access Broadband Utility Network will commence.

Council officially recognized September 30 as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a statutory holiday.

The Council pre-approved The Old School Cheesery application up to a maximum amount of $15,000 under the 2021 Retail Development Incentive Program provided that some conditions are met.

Council also approved the development of an underwing campsite at the Vermilion Airport.

Municipal general election nomination packages are available at the Town Hall for prospective candidates, and the Town will provide a list of prospective candidates after nominations close at noon on September 20, 2021.

Meetings can now occur in person at the Town office, with members of the public invited to join the council. You can also continue to watch Council meetings through the Town’s youtube channel which you can access through their website. The next regular Council meeting is September 21, at 7 p.m.