Slow start (Morrin council)

Grayson Excavating had a slow start to the water and sewer replacement project on 1st Ave. North reported CAO Plachner at the Sept. 21 council meeting, which put them a week behind.
Following a meeting with the Grayson engineer and Coun. Al Bremer and CAO Plachner they are having no problems moving forward in completing the project.
Council motioned to provide their annual sponsorship for Morrin School’s awards night.
In other correspondence, John Siemens asked council to consider the option of waiving the $1 photocopy expenditure for the purpose of providing people attending the council meetings a copy of the agenda and previous month’s unapproved minutes for the purpose of following along with the political process during the meetings.
He also requested that copies of the minutes be available at town office for residents to access.
The request went on to say, if “this is too much to ask”, Siemens said in his letter, he was prepared to put a copy of the agenda and the approved minutes on the Morrin web page.
“Since attending a number of meetings,” stated Siemens in his letter, “I have become more aware of the challenges and decisions Council has to make and I would like all residents to have the same information and to be informed without having to attend should they choose not to.”
“I think this will have to be tabled until next council meeting,” said Lacher, “until all [councillors] are here.”
Councillor David Macleod was absent.

Awards
Five from Morrin and area were given awards, reported Mayor Lacher, following her recent FCSS meeting.
Members of the ASSET Development Coalition attended the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards ceremonies in Calgary on June 24, 2016. Prince Edward was in attendance.
The five students from Morrin and area who received the Gold Awards were: Raine McDougald, Avril Wilson and Madison Colberg,  all three from Drumheller, Moriah Ohlhauser of Carbon and Lowell Nelson of Morrin.
The ASSET Development Coalition had met earlier in Drumheller and hosted a Duke of Edinburgh Awards night on April 12, 2016.
Three students from the Morrin school received the Bronze Medal Awards: Charlese Gridley, Karson Gridley and Kyra Gridley.
Lacher reported that the water had been shut off at the trailer dump.
“They can still dump but there will be no water to flush,” stated Mayor Lacher, explaining the need to shut off the water before it “freezes on us.”
“It’s happened before,” added CAO Plachner.
The short meeting was adjourned by 7:30 p.m.

August 15 minutes
In the August 17 minutes under public works it was noted that one new blade had been ordered for the ‘land pride’ which is a snow blade pulled behind a JD tractor.
During the August 17 meeting Dave Benci, public works supervisor had informed council one blade would cost $250 each and had recommended two be purchased.
Also in the minutes is a motion that followed the 40 minute in-camera session that the public had not been made privy to that read, ‘Deputy Mayor MacLeod motion that a letter be forwarded to 213 – 1st Ave. South to remove the storage sheds as per the Village Land Use By-Law.’
According to Mayor Lacher in a follow-up email, one of the storage sheds had been placed right on the property line and the door opened on to the neighbour’s property.

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