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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…

Meeting of Oct. 3, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Crossing the line The announced 10-day closure of Main St. for the railway crossing upgrade had turned into something much less inconvenient by the time of council’s first meeting in October.…

Sept. 27, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Procurement policy An updated policy on how the M.D. procures goods and services was before council for its consideration. The idea of the new draft was to make it more consistent, promoting “fair…

Sept. 27, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Transition CAO Allan Winarski had a few words for council on the topic of transition. For those of you who will be returning, he said, here are some things to consider. A big…

Sept. 13, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Public works shop work The bids are in on a project to rearrange the M.D.’s Slave Lake public works shop to provide a decent meeting room for the crew. Budgeted at $15,000, the…
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Sept. 19, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Another introduction For the second straight meeting, councillors were introduced to a successful local sports team. This time it was the Slave Lake Sharks swim club. Speaking for the team, Jacquie Labrie said…