Local government education conversation

Written by Terri Huxley

Coronation town councillors have been invited to the Stettler Community Hall for a night of talks with Clearview Public School trustees.

The educational jurisdiction has extended this to several municipalities in the region who may be interested in a meal as well as a conversation on pertinent local issues.

One opportunity is for each local government to share what is going well for their municipality, anything they would like to share on challenges, and opportunities for partnerships or education opportunities.

Also, the upcoming requirements for joint use agreements will be included for conversation.

Dep. Mayor Mark Stannard noted that the only item he felt could be added to the agenda for this meeting would be about a partnership if there could be an expansion to the current skating arena in town as the land on one side where the expansion would most likely happen is owned by the school division.

This would be a considered if the new recreation facility doesn’t happen.    

Council directed administration to contact Coronation School to see if there were any topics that needed to be given more attention by the school board.

Attendance of councillors will be solidified before the deadline of Jan. 31, 2022.

Family Day events

Each year the Coronation and District Support Services (CDSS) and Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) have provided family activities for the local community.

This year, Family Fun Day takes place on Feb. 21, 2022.

This day features an array of activities that residents can participate in without cost, and they welcome donations to the local food bank.

The Town of Coronation usually assists in building a slope for families to go tobogganing down and provides fire pits taken care of by volunteering staff.

FCSS/CDSS also provides chilli and buns for food and hot chocolate at no additional cost.

This year, FCSS and CDSS hope that Family Day can consist of ice fishing and traditional tobogganing as in the past.

It was asked if town council wished to provide anything towards this event or participate in some manner.

Council was favourable of the event, suggesting the addition of curling using old rocks on the dam or making a spot for crokicurl which administration was willing to look into.

Public Works are already working on building a solid hill for tobogganing.

Council passed a motion to have town staff help prepare the space for the event and  provide council with information on possibly doing curling on the Coronation Dam.

LUB second reading

As per the discussion with town council on Nov. 8, 2021, the main purpose of the early introduction of the Land Use Bylaw was to ensure that council had an opportunity to soak in the overall concepts provided to them and those new changes to the Land Use Bylaw.

The hope is that all additional items have been added into the bylaw that each felt comfortable supporting and upholding.

Administration has also included more control in the classifications of fences over the last few weeks due to concerns that may or may not arise in the future.

The addition of fencing types was provided for pallet wood fences that will be a discretionary use.

No feedback was received nor did anyone attend the first hearing for these adjustments.

Council then passed second reading of the bylaw which triggers the second hearing as per the Municipal Government Act.

 

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.