Jeff Northey was selected to receive the 2018 Community Service Award as this year’s citizen for his positive contribution to the community by the Village of Forestburg.
Each year residents can nominate a community member to receive the award. Nominations are then reviewed by council and they select a recipient.
Three nominations were received in 2018.
Working towards finalizing regional governance
Council approved the request from Flagstaff Intermunicipal Partnership (FIP) to provide a letter of consent to apply for an Alberta Community Partnership grant in the amount of $75,000 to retain a consultant to finalize the Regional Governance Project.
FIP has been in the process of engaging the public to determine if regional amalgamation is supported by the residents of Flagstaff County.
If sufficient support is not received, the application will be withdrawn. Results from the surveys will be presented to the FIP Committee on Feb. 4.
Enhancement Fund disbursements
Council approved the 2018 disbursements for the amount of $14,040 for the Community Enhancement Fund that included: Arena Association $70, Communities in Bloom $25, Hall Board $1825, Fire Dept. $10,550, Golf Club $40, Library Board $100, Public Cemetery Association $420, Swimming Pool Society $100, Friends of the Battle River Railway $100, Ag Society $760 and Playschool $50.
Money donated to the fund can be used for any activity or project that enhances the quality of life in Forestburg and surrounding area.
Groups and organizations can apply for funding through the Village of Forestburg, who manages the funds and decides on disbursements.
The Forestburg and Community Enhancement Fund has distributed over $500,000 to local groups and scholarships since it was set up in 1997.