The village of Delia has made the decision to not hold the Light Up the Night event this year to continue limiting the spread of COVID-19.
Instead, as a small token of Christmas cheer, council passed a motion to supply $150 for a ‘light up’ grinch figure to stay at the hall.
Normally, they give approximately $500 for various supplies to help the event function.
Council reviewed the bylaw outlining Palliser Regional Municipal Services’ new Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (ISDAB).
The need for such a board comes from the lack of people interested in joining because of the large training commitment but it also saves each money for municipalities who join as there are only one or two hearings a year for some.
The use of having access to a pool of trained people offers municipalities an easy way to conduct their hearings if needed without committing to paying for as much training or searching for potential participants to conduct it.
So far, 12 municipalities within Palliser’s region have joined.
Delia council, at their meeting on Tues. Nov. 10, chose to pass first reading of the bylaw which kickstarts the process of joining this group.
Staff Sergeant Eddie Bourque of the Drumheller RCMP Detachment has requested municipalities share their top three concerns for their area.
Councillors agreed that their number one concern was speeding within village limits.
Second was the poisoning of pets.
In recent months, there have been reports that poison has been left outside on purpose for loose animals to eat.
Third was more police presence.
Councillors felt that having more visibility of RCMP vehicles and officers may be beneficial to preventing crimes and speeding taking place.