Councillors join regional emergency board

Written by Terri Huxley

Youngstown council previously passed two emergency management bylaws; one a local level and one regional.

Council heard at their Tues. April 6 meeting the regional board that focuses on emergency management and  composed of municipal leaders and administration is now ready so and have requested representation from Youngstown.

Coun. Deb Laughlin agreed to join the board and Ken Johnson will be the alternate.

Another motion approved was made to appoint Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Garlock as the District Disaster Emergency Manager and Jim Mabley as the Disaster Emergency Manager.

Garlock shared that this was a good plan to have them in these positions as they already regularly chat about upcoming and immediate issues that arise within the village.

Backup water pump

CAO Garlock received an email about an update on an emergency backup water pump that was previously submitted for MSI capital funding.

Since then, she has withdrawn the application as the pump cost more than anticipated as they now need a new pump and engineering costs on top of fixing the old backup.

Once Municipal Affairs gives back the application if allowed, she will tweak to include the additions.


Terri Huxley

ECA Review

About the author

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.