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Jan. 9, 2017 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Good news on the HR front Good news, said CAO Brian Vance in his state-of-affairs written report for council: A candidate has accepted our offer for director of community services. “Verbally,” he…

Jan. 10, 2018 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader More disclosure Council made a change to its honorarium policy, following up a resolution made at a council meeting just prior to last fall’s election. That motion – put forward by councillor…

Dec. 19, 2017 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Excellent interviews CAO Brian Vance informed council the hiring process for two vacant management positions was going well. “We’ve had excellent interviews for manager of facilities and parks,” he said. Interviews for…

Dec. 12, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘Within a fraction’ CAO Brian Vance apologized for not getting the written version of his CAO update out to councillors earlier. “I spent the morning writing agreements,” he said. “They’re going very well.”…

Dec. 13, 2017 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Smith School gets its funding M.D. council passed an interim budget last week, and that was good for Smith School, because it doesn’t have to wait a couple of months to find…

Dec. 5 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Progress on sidewalks The educational program on sidewalk clearing has started and produced some good early results. CAO Brian Vance reported “a very high subsequent removal rate,” after information on property owners’ snow-clearing…

Nov. 28, 2017 Gord Fortin Lakeside Leader Parent Link Centre The Slave Lake Parent Link Centre provided several updates about their activities happening in the coming weeks. Santa Claus himself will be coming to Parent Link on Dec. 15. He…

Nov. 28, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader This week’s town council notebook is a bit different than usual, thanks to The Leader missing the Nov. 28 meeting. We picked up the following information from town manager Brian Vance and from…
M.D. of Lesser Slave River Council notebook

Nov. 22, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘Hi. I’m Frankie’ The Slave Lake & District Chamber of commerce president made the same pitch to M.D. council as she made to Slave Lake town council the week before. Francesca Giroux outlined…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Nov. 14, 2017 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Chamber makes its pitch The Chamber of Commerce made its annual pre-budget presentation to council, with an overview of its activities and plans and a request for more funding. Chamber president Francesca…

Nov. 7, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader CAO report: good news on the inter-municipal front Brian Vance had some good news for council (although they already knew it) about inter-municipal relations. After a marathon set of weekend meetings between the…

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Inter-municipal and fire services Following a marathon weekend session of talks with the Town of Slave Lake council and administration, council was ready to take certain steps regarding payment of invoices from…

(Leftover council notes from the Oct. 25 meeting) Transportation director Bill Klassen asked council’s blessing on the purchase of a replacement gravel/plow truck a bit earlier than anticipated. The reason, he said, is the old one is facing 30 grand…

Council notebook (Oct. 24 meeting) Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘Second family’ The new town council’s first formal meeting began with introductory remarks by returning mayor Tyler Warman. He called council service “a big sacrifice,” and that council ends up being…

Oct. 25, 2017 meeting Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Council doles out appointments Brian Rosche will be the deputy reeve again. That was the first item in council’s organizational meeting, which preceded a five-hour regular meeting. Other board appointments are as…

(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…

Oct. 10, 2017 Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader New downtown plan finalized Town council breezed through giving bylaw 29-2017 its second and third reading at the Oct. 10th meeting. The newly adopted bylaw is connected to the revamp of the downtown and…