Big concert coming to Winfield, County of Wetaskiwin this summer

Big concert coming to Winfield, County of Wetaskiwin this summer

County of Wetaskiwin CPO may have interrupted robbery in subdivision

The Hamlet of Winfield looks to be hosting a major country and western music celebration this summer, heard County of Wetaskiwin council at their regular meeting Dec. 18.

Country show

Director of Leisure and Community Services Geoff Lynch introduced Corey Anderson, representing the Winfield and District Ag Society.

“On December 5, 2018, Administration received a request from Mr. Corey Anderson, President of the Winfield & District Agricultural Society, for the Society to hold a concert at the Winfield Recreation Grounds (401 6th Avenue, Winfield, Alberta) on Saturday, July 6, 2019 that will feature country music performers, Dustin Farr, David Lee Murphy and the Chris Buck Band,” stated the agenda memo.

“The concert is expected to draw between 3,000 to 6,000 attendees in what may be the largest public event in the history of the Hamlet of Winfield.”

Anderson said the proposal has gained great momentum. He said it will be a fantastic event, bring a lot of people into the community, will create a great atmosphere and offer great entertainers that local residents would normally have to travel great distances to see live.

Councilors unanimously approved the request to hold the event in Winfield.

Lakedell Ag Facility

Lynch provided councilors with a report on the Lakedell Ag Society facility study. “On May 15th 2017, Council approved the 2017 Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) Community Facility Funding allocation to the Lakedell Agricultural Society in the amount of $30,000 for the”Lakedell Agricultural Society Facility Audit and Feasibility Study,”stated Lynch’s report.

“On December 5th, 2018, Administration received correspondence from Tim Belec, the Chair of the Lakedell Agricultural Society Feasibility Steering Committee requesting to have Administration and Councilor Ken Adair participate in the process. It is estimated that there will be approximately 5 to 6 daytime meetings with the committee and stakeholders. The facility audit and feasibility study will provide an assessment of the current state of the facilities and indicate potential infrastructure needs.”

Both councilors Kathy Rooyakkers and Lyle Seely voiced interest in this committee. Council approved Adair, Rooyakkers and Seely joining the committee.

Protective Services report

Assistant CAO Jeff Chipley submitted the monthly Protective Services summary, which included Community Peace Officer Occurrence Report for October & November 2018, Community Peace Officer Patrol Report for October & November 2018, Animal Control Report January – November 2018 and Bylaw Enforcement Report January – November 2018.

The October CPO report included, “A CPO making routine patrols in Division 3, when a vehicle was observed on private lands. The location is well known for people depositing garbage and other undesirable activities. CPO found three (3) individuals on the property, none of which had permission. All three (3) persons are well known to law enforcement and the CPO believes the individuals had just been interrupted from committing property crimes in the adjacent subdivision.”

The November CPO report included, “CPOs attended over fourteen (14) significant motor vehicle collisions throughout the County, many of which were due to the extreme changes in weather that occurred during November. The collisions involved property damage, injury, and unfortunately, a couple of fatalities.”

The November report also stated, A CPO conducted a traffic stop on a tri-drive gravel truck in Division 3/4 for 116 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone. The driver was found without a daily log as is required, no daily trip inspection, and in possession of a controlled substance. The driver was also displaying symptoms of intoxication leading to RCMP being called in. The male blew a caution, was suspended roadside, and the truck was seized. Numerous charges were laid.”

Councilors unanimously accepted the report for information.

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