Bylaw No. 2017-02 was given first reading at the February Council Meeting. The bylaw authorizes Council to incur indebtedness by the issuance of a debenture in the amount of $720,120 to bring water supply to the Hamlet of Mallaig. The Bylaw was not advertised after first reading as Alberta Transportation thought that we may have to amend it due to funding changes. At a meeting with Alberta Transportation on July 26, administration was informed that the dollar figures used in Bylaw No. 2017-02 are good, so we can proceed with the bylaw.
Bylaw No. 2017-02 was advertised in the St. Paul Journal and Elk Point review the weeks of August 15 and 22, 2017.
As per section 231 of the MGA, electors have 15 days from the date of the last publication of the notice, to petition Council for a vote on the money bylaw. This 15 day time period has lapsed and we have not received any feedback from electors.
After the Bylaw receives second and third reading there is 30 days for the public to appeal the decision through the courts.