Support requested for grounds repair

Written by Sarah Baker

Leah Nelson of the Elnora Brahma Rama committee requested repair support for the agricultural grounds site in preparation for the 22nd Elnora Brahma Rama.

According to the letter sent to council, the event has been postponed for the last two years due to COVID-19 and the grounds have been left in a state of disrepair.

Nelson requested that the Village of Elnora Public Works assist by steam cleaning the stands to lighten the workload of the committee as they prepare for the event on Aug. 13.

The Brahma Rama attracts between 2000 and 2500 visitors annually.

Council motion to have Public Works staff to wash the bleachers.

A resident requested council change the traffic signage located on Princess Street and 5th Avenue at the July 11 regular meeting of council.

The corner currently has a stop sign, but the resident noted that during the winter time it is difficult to move after stopping due to the ice on the streets and an incline on the corner.

Princess Street is reported to get local and rural traffic from the south and north with village students crossing the different intersections to access the school at least twice a day.

Although a speed monitor is located at the north end of the street, there is none at the south end to warn motorists entering the school zone.

No formal decision has been made on changing the signage.

Resignation of the Elnora Library Board chairperson, Tony Silbernagel, was received by council.

Council accepted the letter with their regrets. Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Sharon Wesgate, sent a letter to Silbernagel in regards to appreciation of his service.

Council moved to appoint Barb Weagant to the Elnora Library Board.

Weagant appointment is July 6, 2022 to July 5, 2024.

AACP nomination
On June 25, Const. Matthew Nyman of the Three Hills RCMP requested a letter from council to support the nomination of Sgt. Jamie Day for the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police Outstanding Achievement Awards.

Const. Nyman requested that the letter be sent before the nomination process closed on June 28.

Due to the time frame of the letter, it was drafted and sent by CAO Sharon Wesgate acknowledging the contributions of Sgt. Day and fully supporting his nomination on behalf of the Village of Elnora.

Elnora Legion 
Correspondence from the Elnora Legion has been sent in regarding the 95th anniversary celebration.

The Legion extended invitations to council to attend and invited Mayor Jul Bissel to give a speech to commemorate the milestone event.

Mayor Jul Bissel or Deputy Mayor Ron Duft is expected to attend the event.

Daniel Gonzalez
ECA Review


About the author

Sarah Baker

Sarah Baker graduated from the Holland College Journalism and Communications program in May of 2021. From there she worked with other organizations as a multimedia journalist. 

Sarah joined the ECA Review in November of 2022 and comes from Castor, Alta.