November 15th, 2016
How time flies. This council you elected in October 2013 are entering into their last year of a four year term.
This is the time of year when council works on the budget for the following year and have scheduled three budget meetings: November 23rd, November 30th, and December 7th with all meetings beginning at 8:30 AM. During this process Council will be working on the operating and capital budget for 2017 including projections for the following two years. I would encourage our residents to contact any of our Councillors or myself with your budget recommendations prior to the first meeting so that they may be discussed during our meetings. In addition these meetings are open to the public so feel free to attend any or all of the meetings. The meetings are held in Council Chambers at the Town Office.
Here’s an update on what the Taskforce has been up to.
The impact study, facilitated by Urban Systems is complete and is being reviewed by the Taskforce prior to presentation to Council and the Special Areas Advisory Council.
The Taskforce will be reviewing the opportunities asset mapping study facilitated by Urban Systems on November 18th prior to presentation to Council and The Special Areas Advisory Council.
There have been no dates set but the Alberta Government’s Advisory Panel on Coal Communities should be meeting with key stakeholders within the next couple of months.
Note that the above studies will become public once they have been presented to Town Council and the Special Areas Advisory Councils in Early December.
If you have any questions about the budget process, please feel free to contact myself, any of your councillors or our CAO, Kim Neill.
Chris Warwick, Mayor