Millet town council notes June 14

Millet town council notes June 14

Items of interest from early June meeting of Millet town council

The Town of Millet council dealt with a number of issues and read several staff reports during their regular meeting June 14. All councilors were present, along with CAO Teri Pelletier and assistant CAO Lisa Schoening.

Waste authority

Councilors heard a report from Pelletier regarding the West Dried Meat Regional Solid Waste Authority’s proposed agreement with the Town of Millet. Pelletier stated that, considering the changes in the authority, the agreement was quite an undertaking to complete.

She said it’s a good agreement that addresses most if not all of the town’s concerns since the authority last appeared at a council meeting, about June, 2016. Pelletier recommended council approve the agreement.

Mayor Tony Wadsworth said he was happy to see that many of the town’s concerns were addressed in the proposed agreement and also stated any that haven’t been addressed should be brought forward again in the future.

Council unanimously approved the agreement.

CAO report

Council read Pelletier’s regular report. She noted for the month of May she’d met with Select Engineering regarding capital projects, attended a County of Wetaskiwin open house, met with ParentLink regarding potential FCSS funding, attended a West Central Planning meeting, attended the signing of the development agreement with Lakeside Meadows and attended an investment workshop in Calgary organized by CIBC Wood Gundy.

The CAO also noted she attended an SLGM conference in Kananaskis that included a number of classes, including Life as a CAO, Keeping Coordinates True North, Public Involvement in Municipal Governance and the Enforcement of Municipal Law and Current Issues in Planning and Development Law.

Tourism committee

Council Pat Garrett noted the minutes of Apr. 12 Tourism Committee meeting were before council. She noted the committee is currently looking for new members.

Funding facts

Council read two letters from Minister of Municipal Affairs Shaye Anderson, regarding Municipal Sustainability Initiative and Gas Tax Fund funding. The second letter, dated May 23, noted the Town of Millet will receive $222,804 GTF grants for road, sanitary sewer amd storm sewer upgrades.

Both letters described mayor Tony Wadsworth as “Deputy Mayor Wadsworth.” Council accepted both letters for information.

Millet in Bloom request

The Millet in Bloom committee sent council a letter requesting some help in celebrating an anniversary. “As you know Communities in Bloom Millet is celebrating its 22nd anniversary this year,” stated the letter. The Agriplex banquet hall has been booked July 25 for the dinner and program recognizing the volunteers, awarding the local contest winners and welcoming our national judges plus door prizes.’

The committee requested council waive the hall rental fees, approve Wadsworth’s attendance at the event and an invitation to council and town staff be extended. Council approved all requests.

After the election…

Pelletier reminded councilors the provincial government is booking spots for council orientation after the Oct. 16 municipal election.

She said the courses are for newly elected councilors. Two will be offered close to Millet. Mayor Wadsworth noted the council orientation course will eventually be mandatory.

Councilors agreed the would like to attend either Camrose or Lacombe courses, so Pelletier said she would reserve some seats.

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