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(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…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

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…

Sept. 13, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Liquor license for SHARA Council was asked to consider a request from the Smith Hondo Agriculture and Recreation Association (SHARA) for a letter supporting its application for a renewal of its Class ‘C’…

Sept. 12, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘Let’s start with baseball!’ With that remark, mayor Tyler Warman welcomed representatives of two local baseball teams that had a lot of success in 2016. The Junior ‘AAA’ Heat were provincial champions and…

Sept. 5, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘Only good news’ Council received another update on what’s happening at Northern Lakes College, from its president Ann Everatt. She started her presentation by promising only good news. “The place is packed,” Everatt…

Aug. 23, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Adding to scope on paving Council was informed that a developer was adding six approaches off Poplar Lane, just ahead of the paving project. The timing is such that paving these approaches is…

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Waiting on paving In his CAO report, Brian Vance referred to an item that had come up a week earlier – that of a protruding storm drain fixture at 6th Ave and…

Aug. 23, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader ‘Ongoing and visible’ In his CAO update for council, CAO Allan Winarski let his written report speak for itself, except for the Poplar Lane paving project, which he felt deserved a bit more…
Town of Slave Lake Council notebook

Aug. 15, 2017 Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Size matters in waterline The town’s Main St. North waterline replacement project is “well into the engineering phase,” reported CAO Brian Vance. Mayor Tyler Warman had a question: With the M.D. just recently…