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• Approval for Phase 3 of the Downtown Rehabilitation Project with enhanced communications and public engagement resources
• One year approval for a new cost effective program to open up windrows left after neighbourhood snow removal
Council also directed Administration to preserve certain Strategic Operating Themes to the greatest extent practicable, including:
The East Coast Garden Party is a ticketed, two-day outdoor event held at the South Bear Creek Ball Diamonds. It’s a family oriented event featuring entertainers from across Canada and the United States and has operated for 10 years.
The economic impact of this festival was approximately $500,000. Hotels and restaurants were booked solid and liquor stores saw an increase in sales. The event has a tourism draw of 40 kilometres or greater with at least 35% of the attendance by visitors to the community. The event drew 4,500 attendees over the weekend and had 51 ball teams take part. Fifty per cent of attendants were from out of town from as far as Newfoundland, Missouri (USA), Yellowknife, Vancouver, Kelowna, Dease Lake, Fox Creek, Edmonton, and Calgary.
There is $50,000 remaining of the $200,000 approved budget for the 2017 large scale tourism funding. $150,000.00 in funding was allocated to two community groups at the August 8th, City Council meeting.
The general purpose of this committee is to provide a mechanism for implementation of the Grande Prairie Area Joint Recreation Master Plan, including intermunicipal information sharing, collaboration, and identifying special projects concerning regional recreation facilities, services and programs. The Committee will work in consultation with current Municipal Government Act and Intermunicipal Collaborative Framework legislation.
Council awarded the RFP for the Electronic Fare Management System to Payment in Motion for $597,935.00 (excluding GST), as highest evaluated proponent.
Technology advances enhances the ability to collect valuable information to support decision making for transit planning while improving fare collection. Electronic Validating fareboxes use smartcard technology.
The DTS Board is seeking assistance from the City of Grande Prairie in exploring options on how they can move forward in providing this service to the residents of Grande Prairie in the most effective, efficient, and sustainable manner.
The board considers the program to have grown beyond what was originally envisioned and want to ensure that their clients continue to be provided with quality service.
Aquatera and the City undertook a full review of the Utility Bylaw at the end of 2016. Although the technical updates to the bylaw were planned to be completed at the end of 2017, Aquatera finished the evaluation of a new rate schedule for 2017 and 2018 in December 2016. Therefore, an amendment of the bylaw C1139N was needed in the interim to reflect those adjustments.
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