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Town of Millet open house hit with low turnout

Pariticpating residents pleased with open house forum

The Town of Millet’s recent land use bylaw open house, held Feb. 21, was met with a low turnout.

Town council and administration will be updating the bylaw and wished to give residents an initial opportunity to have their input and discuss with council and staff what they felt would be important to include, their vision.

“We were a little disappointed by the turnout, only three residents attended,” said CAO Teri Pelletier.

However, she added the conversation was still productive.

“The goal was to get residents’ input into the land use bylaw, so yes, it was accomplished. But not to the degree that we were hoping, due to the low turnout,” said Pelletier.

“The residents that attended seemed very pleased with the process. They were encouraged that council and administration was willing to sit down and discuss ideas going forward,” she added.

The two main concerns discussed during the open house were the design of the town and signage, especially to businesses.

The second concern centered around the residential development on the west side of town and the lands recently annexed from the County of Wetaskiwin on the east side of town, and should the town consider design standards or look at an overall theme for the town.

“The residents that attended seemed very pleased with the process. They were encouraged that council and administration was willing to sit down and discuss ideas going forward,” said Pelletier.

“All of the ideas were recorded and will be brought forward to the committee for further discussion,” she added.

amelia.naismith@pipestoneflyer.ca