Council denies request to name rink after late husband

A Clive resident asked the village to name the new rink after her late husband saying he did a lot of work at the rink.
Clive doesn’t have a policy in place for facility dedications and council turned down the request at its Sept. 12 regular meeting.
“Clive doesn’t have a policy for memorials and monuments and they should be placed at the Clive Cemetery,” said Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Carla Kenney.
CAO Kenney said that council has looked at requests on an ad hoc basis. She said that the village is still in talks with a family that wants to put up a small plaque at the skateboard park to honour their son who was killed in a tragic car accident last year.

Licensing cats

Any Clive resident who licenses their cat(s) between Nov. 1, 2016 and Jan. 31, 2017, won’t have to pay the licensing fee.
Council, at its regular meeting Sept. 12, voted in favour of waiving the licensing fee. Anyone registering on or after Feb. 1, 2017, will have to pay the full fee.
“It’s important for us to know where animals are and to get a description of them and be able to find the owners,” said Kenney.
Last month Clive council gave third and final reading to the cat bylaw. Residents are only allowed three cats over the age of six weeks. Cats that are seized by a bylaw officer will be impounded for three days. If the owner doesn’t pick up the cat after paying a fine the cat will be destroyed or sold.
The cat bylaw was prompted by a citizen’s complaint to council earlier this year.  The citizen told council about her frustration in her unsuccessful efforts to keep a neighbour’s cat out of her yard.
A survey from the community showed that the majority supported a cat bylaw.
Previously, Mayor Anita Gillard said the cat bylaw, “is worth trying for a year” adding that if the bylaw causes too much stress, conflict and work for the village, council can repeal the bylaw.

A Lion of a sign

Clive council voted in favour of allowing the Clive Lions Club to put up an International Lions Club sign at the south entrance to the village. The club will provide the sign, which will be installed by the village foreman.

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