With the recent departure of councillor duties from Gerald Caron, Forestburg is now seeking a replacement.
So far a couple of residents have put their names forward to fill this position so it is anticipated a by-election will occur.
The date for the by-election is set for March 22.
An application for the Forestburg Recreation, Arts and Culture Grant (FRACCA) has been received from the South-West Central Wildfire Volleyball Club.
The club has requested $1,000.
Their application does not meet one requirement in that the club does not state where they are based out of.
When possible, the group is using the Forestburg School gym for hosting games and possibly a tournament.
Council agreed to give them half the amount at $500.
A donation request for $300 was given to the village from the Alberta Farm Safety Centre.
In 2021, council budgeted $300 for this donation but due to COVID-19, a request was not received by the centre for that year.
Council decided to not donate this year.
Council agreed with another request from the Economic Developers of Alberta asking the village to declare May 9 – 13, 2022 as Economic Development Week.
Village community update
Residents can soon expect a community update from the village, a package filled with all the recent Forestburg news from 2021.
Administration has initiated communication with residents of Forestburg who have created the Community Update and is printed and mailed out to residents.
“The intent of the publication is to keep our residents apprised of initiatives that have been undertaken by the village during the past year,” stated Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Dwight Dibben.
Council reviewed the document at their latest meeting and were happy with the results, accepting this as information.