FEBRUARY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS
Council unanimously approved the appointment of Wes Kardash as the Bylaw Officer for the community. Wes joins us with 15 years’ experience as a Peace Officer and brings his expertise as a Commercial Vehicle and Dangerous Goods Inspector to the position. We look forward to having Wes as part of our team and to have him become part of our community.
The Chief Administrative Officer reported that the annexation of lands from the MD of Greenview is ongoing and once completed will allow the Town control over the lands that were recently purchased from the Crown along the Iosegun Lake Road. She also reported that the Town is getting busier, evidenced by the amount of truck traffic in Town and the approval of several licenses for new businesses that have moved to Fox Creek. The additional lands that the Town is annexing will help accommodate the growing need for future development in the Community.
A Request for Decision was brought forward to Council requesting a motion to support the application submitted under the Alberta Community Partnership Grant Program. The application was submitted for the creation of an Infrastructure Master Plan that will help identify replacement priorities of key roadways in the community. Council approved the requested motion to complete the application and is hopeful for good news so this much-needed project can be completed for the community.
The Director of Recreation reported a successful Pro-D Day held at the multiplex on January 31, 2022. The event was well attended, seeing 17 attendees for Fieldhouse Fun, 19 attendees for the movie in the Fieldhouse, and 8 attendees for winter crafts. Keep your eyes open for the new programming that will be starting in the coming weeks that includes Jumping Jellybeans (ages 4-7), Mini Movers (ages 18m – 3 years), Ninja Warriors (ages 8-12), Pool movie night, swimming lessons and baby boats.
The Fire Chief presented the annual report for the department. The Department saw the retirement of long-standing Chief Les Paul this year, attended 133 calls, and has stayed steady with manpower numbers. The Department will be doing some additional recruitment for new members in the coming months.
The Director of Operations reported that crews have been busy with snow removal and are working on smoothing out the rough spots on the roads due to the series of thaws and freezing that occurred recently. Crews are also working on thawing out storm drains to give the thawing snow and ice a place to go.