Public benches getting standard in Millet

Town council will receive report on standardizing benches

The Town of Millet is going to look into standardized park benches after the topic came up at the June 27 regular meeting of council.

Park benches

During the Reports section of the agenda, councilor Robin Brooks had some questions about the Public Works department’s regular submission. In response, Town CAO Teri Pelletier stated work at the off-leash dog park has been completed, while work at the splash park hasn’t.

According to the Public Works report, six valves need to be replaced at the splash park; as soon as they arrive, the work will be done.

The topic of public benches around the community came up. Pelletier noted the Town of Millet doesn’t have a “standard” park bench, but the Public Works department is preparing a report for council soon.

The Public Works report also noted two fire hydrants must be replaced after being damaged in car accidents.

Fire department report

Councilors examined Fire Chief Steve Moen’s regular report. The report listed details for 15 call-outs where the department sent personnel and equipment.

May 6, 7 and 8 listed six call-outs, to location the following locations: Millet, Millet, County of Wetaskiwin, County of Wetaskiwin, Millet and Millet. Mayor Tony Wadsworth asked if those call-outs were related to the large house fires that occurred on the west side of Millet. Assistant CAO Lisa Schoening answered yes, the May 6, 7 and 8 events were all related to the house fire.

Of the 15 call-outs, three were traffic related and three were false alarms.

Golf tournament

The Town of Millet, City of Wetaskiwin and County of Wetaskiwin will be holding their intermunicipal golf tournament Sept. 7 at Triple Creek Golf Course east of Millet. It was noted in the agenda many of the summer villages were invited to participate.

Pelletier stated last year the tournament hosted 34 golfers and 42 people for dinner.

During discussion it was noted Sept. 7 is the same day as the Chamber of Commerce meet and greet.

No meeting

Councilors decided to cancel the regularly scheduled Sept. 26 council meeting, as it falls the same week that the big Alberta Urban Municipalities Association convention will be held in Red Deer.

Quality is key

Pelletier presented councilors with an updated “Quality management Plan” for the town. She noted the plan, which deals with inspection standards and records, hasn’t been updated in 16 years.

She said an accredited coordinator had looked over the updated plan and described it as “excellent.”

Mayor Wadsworth noted he felt the document’s name was unclear or generic and might cause confusion for some people. Pelletier responded, regardless, all such plans have to be filed under that name. Councilors unanimously accepted the plan.

Private deliberations

Councilors moved “in-camera” about 6:30 p.m. to discuss private matters.

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