Coronation town staff wages increased

Written by Terri Huxley

Coronation council decided to give full time staff a three per cent increase to keep up with Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) on Mon. Dec. 20 at their final 2021 council meeting.

At the last regular meeting, council has requested additional information from administration in regards to the over cost for the staffing increases on the total over all amounts of full time and seasonal workers.

Administration made it clear that specifics of someone’s wage was to go through administration while the overarching numbers were for council as per the Municipal Government Act.

The overall total for salaried employees before the increase of three per cent was $577,738.95; with the increase at $595,071.12 as well as benefits, Canadian Pension Plan and Employment Insurance.

The increased total comes to $19,711.64.

These figures do not include swimming pool staff or summer students.

New council computers

Council will be upgrading their technology from the old ‘dinosaurs’ they currently have to something more modern.

It was decided council go with a Microsoft Surface Pro 7 bundle with 128GB, 8GB Ram.

The main reason for this type of tech came from the need for use of handling Microsoft Office and Teams video conferencing.

CAO Flint shared that when working with the Village of Consort, they too use this type of computer and have not failed yet after a few years of use.

APCO Grant

Council granted administration the ability to apply for the Alberta Community Partnership Online (APCO) Grant.

This grant could give Coronation the ability to get updated sewer mains and master infrastructure plans through costly studies that would be covered under this grant if they receive the funding.

“Everything is drawn up. We just need the motion to send it in,” stated CAO Flint.

 

Terri Huxley

ECA Review

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Terri Huxley

Terri grew up on a grain farm near Drumheller, Alberta with an eye for the beautiful and uncharted. Living in such a unique and diverse area has helped her become the photographer and reporter she is today.

Coming from the East Central region getting this newspaper on her dinner table growing up, it helped her understand the community she now serves.

In May 2019, Terri was awarded Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association (AWNA) Canada's Energy Citizens Photographic Awards Sports Action – First Place as well as first for the same sports action image nationally with the Canadian Community Newspaper Association (CCNA). Fast forward to 2020, she has won second in the same category for the AWNA.