|August 8, 2017|
|Getting to know BILD Alberta - Part Two
Message from CEO, Donna Moore
The BILD Alberta staff has been hard at work transitioning the new organization since the amalgamation on July 12. Want to get to know who is in the office? Check out Part one of Getting to know BILD Alberta for an overview of the entire team.
The transition board’s work is progressing well toward the completion of the 120 day transition period. Below are some items that the transition board has addressed:
• BILD Alberta Board Representatives: The Nominating Committee has been appointed and they are tasked with preparing a slate of members to stand for nomination for the BILD Alberta Board. The membership will elect five Directors to serve with the appointed Constituent Association Representatives. Further information will follow over the coming weeks.
• BILD Alberta Outreach Plan: We are developing a schedule to visit every BILD Alberta Region to introduce all the constituent associations to the current staff. These visits will help members get to know the team and understand the services available. Watch for upcoming visits to your region.
• BILD Alberta New Member Fee: Any new members joining a BILD Alberta constituent association for the first time will only pay the base provincial fee of $400 in their first year of BILD Alberta membership. The following year, the annual membership fee will change based on the provincial membership category they fall into.
• BILD Alberta Commercial/Industrial Membership Fees: This provincial membership category will pay the base provincial fee of $400 until the BILD Alberta fee schedule is reviewed by the Commercial/Industrial Task Force. If any members are interested in joining this task force, please contact me.
We will continue to keep you updated as the transition progresses and if you have any questions in the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out.
Message from Director of Planning & Development, Scott Fash
The MGA Review Committee has conducted a preliminary review of the draft Regulations associated with the Municipal Government Act and identified the draft Off-Site Levy Regulation as a critical issue for the industry.
Our previous recommendations to the Province focused on providing clear policy criteria to ensure an equitable share of costs, limiting ‘gold plated’ facilities (recreation centres, fire halls, police stations and libraries) that go beyond their core purpose and providing applicants with a fair and transparent appeal process.
The Province has instead opted for extremely broad regulation that allows municipalities complete flexibility on the levy. This week the BILD Alberta Transition Board will be discussing key messaging and strategies to address this regulation. Expect more information and a request for member action in the coming weeks as we only have a short amount of time to respond.
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