By Kenyon Stronski
Westwind Weekly News
To start off the meeting, council congratulated the Stirling U11 basketball team for standing on-top of the podium in first place at a tournament held in Raymond. They also extended their thanks to those who organized their U11 and U13 boys basketball tournament that was held the same weekend as the Raymond tournament. It was expressed that attendees appreciated the turnout and facilities says the minutes.
They then recognized, “all the community, youth, parents and other community members who took part in and volunteered their time for Alberta’s Annual Highway Clean-up that took place May 7”. They congratulated the Stirling School for their success of their musical, extended gratitude to those who supported the annual Cemetery Clean-up and Beautification Day, and thanked the volunteer team from Calgary Family Peer Connections for including Stirling in the food distribution program.
Council Committee Meeting Reports:
Mayor Trevor Lewington attended the May 6 Mayors and Reeves committee where they spoke about EMS dispatch and the provincial police force. Both hot topics in southern Alberta. He also attended the May 13 ‘4 Mayors Meeting’ where they spoke about the Chief Mountain Regional Solid Waste Services Commission.
Deputy Mayor Larry Nilsson spoke about the Community Garage Sale that took place on May 28.
Coun. Gary Bikman also attended the Chief Mountain Regional Solid Waste Services Commission and spoke about their hiring of a new SAO.
Coun. Devynn Bohn highlighted his attendance of the Community Events Committee, and noted that are awaiting date recommendations for the next meeting.
Robin Hepher, the CEO of the Chinook Arch Regional Library System attended the meeting as well where he gave a presentation on the library system, municipalities and members libraries that are a part of the system and their happenings moving forward. He discussed things such as their financing, how the libraries are interconnected with book sharing and the possibility of the levy changing.