By Kenyon Stronski
Westwind Weekly News
The following are selected briefs from the Apr. 20 regular meeting of the Stirling Village council.
The first bylaw to pass through council’s hands was Bylaw 524-22 – the Council Committees Bylaw. The bylaw passed its first reading, and when it came to second reading it was amended for Schedule D1 section 2b to include, “Tax receipts can be issued for donations of $20,000 or greater, done through the Village Administration Office.” The reading was carried, and went to third reading which was also subsequently carried, repealing Bylaw 511-21 the Community Events Committee Bylaw.
The second bylaw was Bylaw 525-22: 2022 Tax Rate Bylaw. This bylaw was carried through all three meetings.
Council Committee Meeting Reports:
Mayor Trevor Lewington attended the Economic Developers Alberta Conference from Apr. 5 til 8 and according to the minutes he connected with a number of partners including Sunny Parmar who is the Village’s representative from FortisAlberta. “With respect to future sponsorship and community engagement opportunities.”
Deputy Mayor Larry Nilsson was up next, reporting that he attended the Alberta Seniors and Community Housing Associations Convention and Tradeshow(ASCHA). According to their website, “ASCHA has been advocating on behalf of its members who provide a variety of housing options for Alberta.”
“Our core roles are advocacy and member services. As a member-driven association, we act as a centre of excellence for education, best practices and member resources, to assist housing providers with providing the very best supports to the Albertans they serve.
ASCHA currently represents approximately 75% of the seniors housing sector in Alberta, and is working with our existing members to better represent the needs of the province’s community housing organisations as well. In reference to our seniors housing representation, our members serve over 40,000 seniors across the province in independent, supportive and designated supportive living spaces. ASCHA proudly champions all sectors of seniors housing, including public, private and voluntary providers. In terms of our community housing representation, our members currently offer public and non-profit community housing options. Not only is ASCHA composed of its members, we also engage associates and stakeholders that contribute to the enhancement of housing through their products and services.”
Coun. Gary Bikman went next, informing that he attended the Chief Mountain Regional Solid Waste Services Commission.
Coun. Matthew Foss came last, noting they attended the Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework Meeting(ICF) with the County of Warner. ICF’s are a required meeting for municipalities that share a border and is a tool to facilitate cooperation between neighbouring municipalities to, “ensure municipal services are provided to residents efficiently and cost effectively.”