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CAO Daryl Greenhill presented council with the council action plan, which consists of 21 projects, some currently underway, a few completed, with the names of the persons assigned to the projects, the project status’ and their due dates.
He reminded council that the consultants hired to do the feasibility study for a paid fire chief position and fire department master plan would be in town July 3 to interview them.
He also told council he and Director of Public Works Garry Leathem had looked at the speed signs on the road into Cummings Lake and decided the speed limit should be 30 km/h.
The Fairview Fine Arts Centre sent a request to have floors and walls cleaned in the entrance and art gallery as they have not been done for well over 10 years. Their letter states the gallery walls are “in a desperate need of steam cleaning and the floors of the gallery and entrance are long past due.” They included a quote from Matt Strydhorst of Shine Services that came in at $2,560. Council felt that while they supported the request, they need to see more quotes and directed administration to ask the fine arts centre for a couple more quotes from local companies.
Council received a letter from IGNITE informing them the youth group will not be using the old tourist booth to sell ice cream this summer. They were unable to get the number of summer student employees needed to supervise the project – they only got one instead of the three they had last year – and found different quarters for their ice cream stand at 10209 -110 St. which is more convenient and the business owners have agreed to assist with supervising.
Council received a request from Wild Electric to have the yield sign at the intersection straight south of Kubota (101 Ave and 100 St.) replaced with a stop sign. The letter from Clint Wild, says, “this intersection is a safety hazard, I myself, as well as many of my employees and customers have had near miss accidents at this intersection, the speeds that some vehicles cross the intersection is very dangerous, they are not even yielding at all as well as it confuses many drivers as to who has the right of way. During the construction in the Town of Fairview, there was a temporary STOP sign placed there and it worked well, less incidents.” Council agreed with his request and approved a motion to have a stop sign (as well as a “New Stop ahead” sign) installed as requested, and further to send a letter of thanks to Mr. Wild for his letter.
Council approved a motion to install a new stop sign on 112 St. at 104 Ave to replace the yield signs currently there (there will also be a “New Stop ahead” sign) and to have a new crosswalk markings installed ….
Council received notification of the upcoming Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) convention to be held Sept. 25-27 in Edmonton. They approved a motion to have Mayor MacLeod and councillors Jeff Johnston, Stan Golob, and Bryarly Parker attend.
Council received notice from Grant McEwan Universtiy of a workshop on lobbying the new provincial government to be held Aug. 21 in Edmonton. The workshop promises to teach them: who to lobby, how to optimize their message, tips from pros, pitfallys to avoid, how to deal with personalities in government, and what is the role of pressure.
Council approved a motion to have two councillors attend, it will cost $200-$250 each plus hotel and meals.
During round table discussion, councillor Tim Schindel asked if there were any updates on the daycare, adding he could see there was progress being made on the new building.
CAO Greenhill told him the plan is to have it open before school restarts in the fall.
Council received a request to have someone deliver a welcome to those attending the STM/FHS reunion for graduates from the 1960s and 1970s. Councillor Jeff Johnston said he will be there in a different capacity and will deliver the welcome if Mayor MacLeod is not able to attend.