Bear Lake Campground Improvements – Following a tabled discussion at the February 27, 2023 Regular Council Meeting, Administration presented updated information to the Committee regarding proposed improvements to the Bear Lake Campground. Based on this updated information, the Committee recommended to Council that Administration pursue adding power to the 11 existing sites and installing a personal watercraft dock as enhancements in 2023 for an estimated cost of $169,268 (from previously allocated funds) and explore any further enhancements in future seasons.

The Committee also directed Administration to investigate the process to obtain a license for the County to install a weir on Bear Lake and bring the information back to a future meeting for discussion.

Recreational Access to Red Willow Falls – The Committee received an update from Alberta Environment and Protected Areas (AEPA) representatives regarding a potential new trail leading into Red Willow Falls. The Committee recommended to Council that Administration engage with AEPA to explore the option for the County to become a trail manager of the potential new trail and review long-term funding options.

Drive Happiness – The Committee received a presentation from representatives of Drive Happiness, a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that provides transportation to seniors and those who face barriers to using other methods of transportation in 36 communities across Alberta, including the County of Grande Prairie.

Fourth Quarter Financial Summary Report – Administration presented the County of Grande Prairie’s financials for the fourth quarter of 2022 to the Committee of the Whole, including year-to-date actual revenues and expenditures compared to approved budgets. 

Committee of the Whole Task Lists – The Committee reviewed in-depth, the Council and Committee of the Whole Meeting task lists up to and including February 27, 2023.

Review of Upcoming Agenda Items – The Committee reviewed topics scheduled for upcoming Committee of the Whole meetings.

The next Regular Council Meeting will take place on March 27, 2023. The next Committee of the Whole Meeting will take place on April 24, 2023.

Council and Committee meetings are available to the public via live stream. Find connection instructions and meeting agendas through the events calendar on the County website.