County council tweaks meeting times for 2019

Council, Planning and Public Works meetings defined Nov. 6

County of Wetaskiwin council decided at their regular meeting Nov. 6 to stagger their meetings a bit in the New Year.

The issue of meeting schedules was brought to council by CAO Rod Hawken.

“As per Procedural Bylaw 2018/04, unless otherwise determined through resolution Council will hold four monthly meetings established yearly at the Organizational meeting,” stated Hawken in his memo to council.

“Meetings have been grouped to include 2 Council General meetings, 1 Public Works Council meeting and 1 Planning and Economic Development Council meeting.

“Generally speaking, issues related to Public Works are only on the Public Works agenda and similarly with Planning and Development issues.

“In rare circumstances, due to the timing of meetings, issues can be presented at any meeting regardless of the topic of the issue. All meetings, regardless of the type, are open to the public.” Councilors were holding regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, with the Planning meeting on the second Tuesday and Public Works on the second Thursday.

Councilor Lyle Seely stated he liked having meetings on Tuesday because it’s earlier in the week and easier to fit into a schedule.

Councilors discussed a three meeting format, where council, planning and public works ran consecutively one per week, with the last week of the month with no meeting at all.

Councilor Kathy Rooyakkers stated she wouldn’t like to see two weeks pass without a meeting because if something important comes up in that time, there either has to be a special meeting called, or it waits until the meeting day finally comes up.

Councilor Josh Bishop suggested the second regular council meeting be held the fourth week of the month.

Councilors agreed to have a regular council meeting on the second Tuesday of the month, a planning meeting on the second Thursday of the month, and a combined Public Works/regular council meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Public Works will be held first beginning at 9 a.m., followed by the regular council meeting.

Just Posted

Culture Days offers amazing variety Sept. 27 to 29

“Taste of Wetaskiwin” followed by “Connect 4”

Join Leduc singer/songwriter Julia Vos raising funds for youth shelter Fri to Sun

Mulhurst Bay’s singer/songwriter busking in Edmonton for Youth Emergency Shelter

Pipestone Creek Grouse Walk a success Aug. 24

Event hosts over 40 participants near Wetaskiwin

Beef barley soup with great cake idea for dessert

Zucchini Carrot Cake only takes about 40 mins in oven

Wetaskiwin Bantam Warriors get payback against Fort Mac

Wetaskiwin earns decisive 43 to 12 victory in week 2 action

VIDEO: Trudeau asks Canada to look to current, not past, actions on race

Liberal leader says he never spoke about the racist photo because he was embarrassed

Charges stayed against Alberta RCMP officer in alleged off-duty Whistler assault

Const. Vernon Hagen instead completed an alternative measures program

‘Unacceptable’: What politicians have to say about Trudeau in blackface

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi: ‘When I saw that picture last night, certainly it was a sucker-punch’

Judge finds Alberta couple not guilty in toddler son’s death

It was the second trial for the Stephans, who were found guilty by a jury in 2016

Alberta couple charged in toddler son’s death to learn fate from judge

David and Collet Stephan are charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life

Alberta government pitching that small rural areas pay for policing: NDP

Those 291 districts represent about 20 per cent of the Alberta population

Alberta inquiry into oil and gas foes could face legal challenge from Ecojustice

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has repeatedly accused U.S. charities of bankrolling efforts

Yearbook photo surfaces of Trudeau wearing ‘brownface’ costume in 2001

The report describes the occasion as an ‘Arabian Nights’-themed gala event

‘Troubling, insulting’: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh reacts to Trudeau’s brownface photo

Jagmeet Singh, leader of the New Democrats, responded with a call for love after Trudeau photos surface

Most Read