Elnora Village Council approves ‘approaches’ policy

Elnora village council approved a new policy on the construction and maintenance of approaches. The resolution was passed at the June 11 regular meeting of council.

Listed on the meeting agenda was the topic, “Property approaches policy – discussion.” The village has for several months been developing a policy on construction and maintenance of approaches.

Mayor Jul Bissell stated during the discussion he liked the general approach the draft policy made as being too specific ties the village down. He suggested if more research was needed perhaps Elnora could look at Red Deer County’s policy.

However, the mayor did point out he liked the draft policy the way it is.

Coun. Lisa Ferguson stated she also felt the draft policy was fine.

Councillors unanimously passed a resolution bringing the policy into effect.

After the vote Bissell added that getting too specific helps some people but hurts others.

Security cameras
Councillors decided to table the issue of community security cameras on the request of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Sharon Wesgate.

Wesgate planned to give an update on the topic but stated she was not able to contact people with the necessary information.

At the May 14 regular council meeting councillors tabled the matter of the village security cameras pending the CAO contacting Three Hills RCMP detachment commander S/Sgt. Jamie Day regarding the Capture Program and professional security service providers.

It was noted community security cameras will be on the July agenda.

Stu Salkeld
Local Journalism Initiative reporter
ECA Review

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Stu Salkeld

Stu Salkeld, who has upwards of 28 years of experience in the Alberta community newspaper industry, is now covering councils and other news in the Stettler region and has experience working in the area as well.

He has joined the ECA Review as a Local Journalism Initiative Journalist.

Stu earned his two-year diploma in print journalism from SAIT in Calgary from 1993 to ’95 and was raised in Oyen, Alta., one of the communities within the ECA Review’s coverage area.