M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

(From Oct. 11, 2017)

Katrina Owens
Lakeside Leader

The Leader couldn’t attend the Oct. 11th M.D. council meeting; however, we were able to get a copy of the highlights, which are as follows:

Inter-municipal agreements
Council posted a media release on its position regarding the regional fire service and intermunicipal agreement on the M.D. website, www.mdlsr.ca.
According to Lana Spencer, executive assistant, “Two letters will be sent to the Town of Slave Lake. Contents of the letter will be to advise the council for the Town of Slave Lake that the council for the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River wishes to continue to have a good working relationship,” she says. “Also, to request clarity from administration for the Town of Slave Lake on integrated operations to be provided to the administration for the M.D. of Lesser Slave River.”

Support for Victim Services
The M.D. donated to Slave Lake Victim Services in the sum of $500 to go towards the RCMP Regimental Ball that was held on Oct. 14, 2017.

Honourariam info available
All honourariums and expenses of M.D. councillors and reeve will be available for public view on the M.D. website and in the Milestone publications as part of the amended ‘council honourarium’ policy.

Procurement policy adopted
The ‘procurement of goods and services’ policy was adopted by council. Spencer says the purpose of it is to provide ‘an established and consistent process for the procurement of goods and services that promotes fair competition, transparency and public confidence.’

Canyon arena assessment report
Council heard the results of the completed assessment of the Canyon Creek arena. According to Field Engineering and Associates, the building is not in the ‘best condition’ and is currently violating several building and fire codes. The assessment also pointed out that the entrance and exit points are public safety concerns and need to be addressed prior to any future operations. Renovation costs for the arena are estimated to be between $752,888 to $1.8 million. Council decided that work on entrance and exit points will be completed first so the facility is operational and other options for the arena will be discussed during budget.


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