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Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

May 17, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Downtown and Main St. Council received an update on the town’s Downtown and Main St. Area Structure Plan. It is council’s grand vision of how those areas would develop under ideal circumstances. The…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notes

April 27, 2022 meeting – Sandy Lake Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The April 27 council meeting was held at the Sandy Lake Community Hall. Deputy reeve Brendan Powell chaired the meeting in the absence of reeve Marcel Auger. Other councillors present…
M.D.  of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

May 11, 2022 Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Council’s meeting last week had three big items on it: Or maybe six, depending on how you count them. The most important one (consisting of three parts), was the approval of budgets and setting…
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May 3, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Proceeding on potholes In the question-and-answer period of the meeting, councillor Kimberly Hughes asked how pothole repairs are coming along. “Continuing,” said acting CAO Garry Roth. As for details, he said work has…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

April 27, 2022 meeting Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader Gravel haul tender “It concerns me that we only entertained two bids,” said councillor Brad Pearson, about the 2022 gravel haul tender. He asked admin if this was because they had put it…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

April 13, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader CAO report: projects proceeding, or not CAO Chad Tullis informed council that several capital projects are progressing; others may need ‘budget adjustments’ and a couple have yet to get off the ground.The ones…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

April 19, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Clean and unqualified Council heard the news they were hoping to hear from the town’s external auditor. Edward Cheung of Doyle & Co. told council his audit of the 2021 town books was…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

April 12, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Compensation for council will have to wait Council heard first from the chair of the council compensation committee, Srini Jayaraman. He explained that the committee (made up of citizens) was recommending a modest…

April 13, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader More muscle in P&D Council appointed a junior planning and development officer for the M.D., named Sandra Rendle. She’s already an employee. The rationale, as explained by director of rural services Russ Jassman,…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

April 5, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader How to register a concern In the ‘question period’ part of council’s meeting, councillor Steve Adams led things off with one about how a resident could “get a concern across.” About a bad…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

March 23, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader No more recording of meetings Council followed up on its decision back in February to stop participation in its meetings via Zoom, by banning audio recording of the meetings. However, council also ruled…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

March 30, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader That rumbling sound…. Sheila Willis of History Check and Krista Malden of Community Now magazine presented to council on the Rumble Alberta event, inviting the M.D.’s participation as a sponsor. Participants in Rumble…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

March 9, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader (Report compiled from agenda and draft minutes provided by the M.D.) Community Futures presents Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake (CF) executive director Josh Friesen started off the March 9 meeting. He let council…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

March 23, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader New grader approved The M.D. is buying two graders this year. One is a used model for $360,000, from Ritchie Brothers. The decision to purchase it was made at a meeting in February.…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

March 15, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Housekeeping on Big Fish Bay After holding the required public hearing, council gave second and third readings to a bylaw amendment to the Municipal Development Plan (MDP), regarding some of the Big Fish…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

March 8, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Green Shirt Day Responding to a request in the form of a letter by former Slave Lake resident Jan Clemis, council made a motion to proclaim Green Shirt Day in Slave Lake. It…