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Town of Slave Lake Council Notebook

September 13, 2022 meeting Pearl LorentzenLakeside Leader CAO update There were seven new business licenses in the past month, CAO Jeff Simpson, told council. These were Peace of Mind Services, Jackson Co. Hair Studio, Lornes Food Services, Jen Col Construction,…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Sept. 6, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Rennie Hall south Following the usual formalities, question period was the first thing in council’s Sept. 6 meeting. And the first question, from councillor Brice Ferguson, was about the completion of the south…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The following report is compiled from the draft minutes of council’s Aug. 24 meeting, held in Calling Lake. Library board appointments Council approved the appointment of four people to the Municipal District of Opportunity Municipal Library Board.…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Aug. 24, 2022 meetingJoe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Council’s meeting began with the introduction of a couple of new M.D. employees; Rhonda Muzyka is the safety coordinator and Sheri Payne is HR coordinator. Tackling illegal dumping in Canyon Creek The M.D. has…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader The following notes are taken from the draft minutes of the Aug. 10, 2022 council meeting Support for Calliou Round Dance Council approved a Darlene Jackson motion to provide M.D. support to the Dwayne Calliou Memorial Round…

Aug. 16, 2022 Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Downtown ‘still on track’ Councillors had only one question for CAO Jeff Simpson before getting into the meat of the agenda. ‘What’s happening with the downtown revitalization project?’ Fear not, said Simpson. Concrete pouring…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Aug. 9, 2022 Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Jobs, jobs, jobs (the continuing saga) In CAO Jeff Simpson’s report for council was an update on the town’s recruitment needs and efforts. A few positions have been filled since the last report, but…
M.D. of Opportunity  Council notebook

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Information is from the draft minutes of council’s July 27, 2022 meeting in Sandy Lake. Appointment Council accepted administration’s recommendation and appointed Fay Cardinal to the M.D.’s Subdivision and Development Appeal Board. Her term ends in October…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader (Notes are compiled from the draft minutes of the July 13, 2022 council meeting.) CAO report The first item in CAO Chad Tullis’s report had to do with a $6.7 million commitment from the provincial government for…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

July 19, 2022 Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Smith re-development In his CAO report, Barry Kolenosky told council something called the ‘Smith re-development report’ is “probably 88 per cent done.” Holding it up is a challenge pertaining to M.D.-owned properties. Legal, advice…
Town of Slave Lake  Council notebook

July 12, 2022 Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader New CAO Jeff Simpson made his first verbal report at a council meeting, since starting the job on June 20. His first item of note was that the town is considering the purchase of…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

July 13, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Remembering former reeve Kerik Council’s meeting started off with a tribute to former reeve Duane Kerik (written by councillor and former long-time M.D. employee Lana Spencer). It was read by councillor Norm Seatter.…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

July 5, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Investing some cash Council was asked to give its blessing (or not) to a transfer of funds from the operating account into an investment account. The amount – $950,000 – comes from the…
M.D. of Opportunity Council notebook

Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader (Report is compiled from the draft minutes, I.e. not officially approved, from the June 22, 2022 meeting, held at the Peerless Trout First Nation administration boardroom) Workshop in Osoyoos Council approved a Councillor Louis A. Cardinal motion…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

June 22, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Staff Sgt. Al checks in Westlock RCMP Staff Sgt. Al Baird presented one of his status reports to council, which included crime stats for the first several months of 2022. Those raised some…

June 21, 2022 meeting Joe McWilliamsLakeside Leader Land acknowledgement he meeting started with something new for town council – a land acknowledgement statement. According to mayor Tyler Warman, this will become “part of our culture as an organization,” from now…