By Kenyon Stronski
Westwind Weekly News
The following are selected briefs from the minutes of Stirling Village council’s June 1 regular meeting.
Stirling council recognized the RCMP, Stirling Volunteer Fire Department and Ridge Regional Public Safety Services Commissions for their collaboration together for solution arising within the Village.
Council also recognized Brennen Lightfoot and Aletta Lightfoot for their work on the annual community garage sale.
Only two items dealing with financials passed through councils hands the evening of June 1 — with the first being carried by Deputy Mayor Larry Nilsson to approve an accounts payable cheque. The second was a budget report that was moved by Coun. Matthew Foss and accepted as information.
It was moved by Deputy Mayor Nilsson and subsequently carried for a 10 per cent discount on seasonal swim passed to be offered at the Stirling Pool. This deal was done come June 17. It’s the season for parades as things begin to warm, and next came an item relating to parade requests and council’s representation at parade. It was moved by Coun. Devynn Bohn that administration include parade invitations as part of correspondence and to maintain a master list. It was also directed for administration to move $2,000 from their unrestricted surplus to purchase candy.
One bylaw also passed through council’s hands at the meeting, Bylaw 527-22, the Stirling Campground Bylaw. Only one reading was made at the meeting.
Council Committee Meeting Reports:
Mayor Lewington had nothing to report at the meeting.
Deputy Mayor Nilsson spoke about attending the Family and Community Support Services Committee where they spoke about counseling services. Alongside this he also spoke on senior housing.
Coun. Gary Bikman spoke on Community Futures in relation to developing jobs descriptions for council and member responsibilities as well as loan development. He also attended the Chief Mountain Regional Solid Waste Services Commission where he spoke about their new SEO, Marian Carlson. Coun. Bikman also shined light on handicap door access for the Community Centre.
Coun. John attended the Community Events Committee where they discussed a multitude of topics including Settler’s Days, the Cemetery Clean-up and the Community Garage Sale.
Coun. Ross had nothing to report.