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M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

Nov. 15, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Beaver bounty up Council’s first notable action of the meeting was to increase the beaver bounty budget by $5,000. This was not an item on the agenda, so there was no written report…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Nov. 23, 2022 Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Appointments to SDAB The M.D.’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) has a couple of new members. It probably already had them, but ratification by way of a council motion was required to make…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Nov. 15, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Hobby farm application approved After nobody spoke up against the idea of a farming operation on a property in town, council approved the required bylaw change. The owner of the property south of…

Nov. 8, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Eyes on the lake ‘Word on the street is you’re having an interesting day,’ said mayor Tyler Warman, by way of introducing Meghan Payne of the Lesser Slave Lake Watershed Council (WC) to…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

Oct. 25 organizational meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Reeve and deputy reeve appointed Marshall (Marcel) Auger has again been appointed reeve of the M.D. of Opportunity by his council colleagues. Unlike many other municipalities, (but like some others, including Big Lakes…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Nov. 1, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Forgiving mood Council heard a plea from the Slave Lake Motocross Association for property tax forgiveness. Presented by association vice president Luke Vondermuhll, the request detailed the work done to get the track…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Nov. 1, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Bulk water usage Council passed a new policy on bulk water usage. This is not the same as the new rates schedule, in effect since Sept. 1 The idea with the new policy…
M.D.  of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Oct. 26, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Introductions Council’s Oct. 26 meeting kicked off with introductions of two new (or relatively new) members of the M.D. team. Jace Rockwell is in charge of information technology and Mailyn Fornoles is working…

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The following report is based on the draft minutes of council’s Oct. 11 meeting. Added items Council added four items to the agenda before approving it. They were entitled ‘council zoom,’ ‘Santa’s parade,’ Calling Lake food bank,’…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Oct. 18, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Two murals down, two more proposed Council heard from representatives of the regional arts council (RAC) on the subject of murals. Two have recently been completed, and the RAC would like to get…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Oct. 12, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader ‘Pretty much back to normal’ Council welcomed Meghan Payne of the Lesser Slave Lake Watershed Council (WC) for one of her regular updates – (which haven’t happened in person for two or three…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Oct. 4, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Walkway closure The owners of a property in southwest Slave Lake have asked the town to first close, and then sell them a next-door walkway. The walkway, they say, serves no practical purpose,…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The following report is based on the draft (I.e. not yet approved by council) minutes from the Sept. 26, 2022 meeting, held in Red Earth Creek. Guitar Lessons One of the late additions to the agenda had…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Sept. 28, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Divers in the water Chit chat before the meeting formally started included the news from down south that the government is paying for a couple of underpasses just for cattle. If they can…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The following is based on the draft minutes (I.e. not yet approved) from council’s Sept. 14 meeting, held in Wabasca. Late-breaking additions It may not be a record, but the list of late items on council’s agenda…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council Notebook

September 14, 2022 meeting Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader New staff Carrie Simpson, Acting Senior Manager of Corporate Services, introduced herself to council. She was a director of corporate services at a rural municipality in the past. She also worked for the…