Alix council brushes up on roles

Council voted in favour of participating in Municipal Affairs workshops about the roles and responsibilities of municipal officials.

Deputy Mayor Curt Peterson, during council’s regular meeting April 6, said new members of council would benefit from these sessions, adding he took them previously and they are informative. The courses outline the duties expected of councillors, the municipality and the chief administrative officer.

Renews contract with PCPS

Village of Alix renewed its contract with Parkland Community Planning Services (PCPS), which provides shared planning services to smaller municipalities.

Several municipalities use PCPS of Red Deer to meet their planning service needs rather than paying for in-house planning staff.

“We can’t afford it on our own,” said Alix Deputy Mayor Curt Peterson during the village’s regular meeting April 6.

How much the village pays for the service under the new contract hasn’t been determined yet. PCPS, which started in 1995, operates on a non-profit basis. There is an annual fee, however, for the services.

Alix resident recognized

Alix Coun. Gord Christensen, in his report to council, said there was a Red Deer River Watershed Alliance (RDRWA) meeting in Alix in March and Lloyd Dahl of Alix was given an award for his years of work and dedication to the Alix Nature Trail.

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