Ronald Checkel is sworn in at the Coronation Town Council organizational meeting on Mon. Oct. 23. Checkel is the only new face on council, replacing Liz Adams who did not run in the 2017 municipal election. ECA Review/J.Webster
Mark Stannard was elected as mayor in a secret ballot over Jackie Brigley while Shelly Cook received the nod for Deputy Mayor over Brett Alderdice.
Councillors chose the committees they wanted to work on from a list of 25.
As part of the new amended Municipal Affairs Act (MGA), all councillors will be attending training sessions.
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Sandra Kulyk also walked through the Council Orientation package which is also part of the amended MGA.
Council motioned to participate in the idea of forming an Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.
“It’s not really worth forking out the money for training,” explained CAO Kulyk as we seldom have appeals.
Coun. Keith Griffiths, who sat on the former appeals committee had taken the training, (four days and two tests) approx. four years ago but would have to renew it every two years according to the amended MGA.
CAO Kulyk explained the need for absolutely no favouritism and a guarantee for impartiality as the reasons for the changes to the MGA.
Palliser Regional Planning Commission is looking at establishing a pool of trained people.
A regional disaster training exercise and debrief will be held November 9 at the Castor Community Hall.
The morning will be debriefing of the Oct. 1 – 2 winter snow storm and the afternoon will be a table top exercise designed to evaluate readiness and procedures for a future large scale winter storm incident.