By Kenyon Stronski
Westwind Weekly News
The following are selected briefs from the May 3 regular meeting of Stirling town council.
Items for Discussion:
A delegation from the RCMP was previously scheduled to meet in the chambers, however the minutes notes the discussion was tabled until June 21.
A waste collection contract from Raymond came across council’s table, with council motioning for administration to sign the garbage services agreement with Raymond and to have the services begin June 6. Administration will also have the operating cost reflected in a General Ledger specific to its billing.
For pool passes, it was motioned for administration to work with the Tourism and Economic Development committee to further promote a currently discounted punch pass to non-residents and residents of Stirling.
The capital budget plan was amended and it was motioned for administration to update the budget report to reflect the estimated numbers for the 2023 Alberta Municipal Water and Wastewater Partnership program along with the debenture amount on the lift station and forcemain project. It was highlighted that the Government of Alberta donated just over $2.1 million towards the project.
Eliza Hawney, Heather Walters and Karen Grinton will be returning to the Stirling Library Board for another three year term. Administration was additionally directed to post for the vacancy.
The Stirling tax rate bylaw was also passed and there will be no changes to the residential mill rate.
Mayor Trevor Lewington reported he organized and supported an orientation session on April 20 for their practicum marketing and digital media student who is currently working on projects for Ridge Utilities.
Lewington also attended the public announcement for the lift station and forcemain project with Deputy Mayor Larry Nilsson, CAO Scott Donselaar and MLA Grant Hunter.
Nilsson reported he attended the historical society meeting – noting they received grants for seven employees and will be having a garage sale come the end of the month. Ridge Country Housing also interviewed applicants for a new CAO.