Youngstown council moves forward with technology purchases

Written by Terri Huxley

Youngstown council held a special meeting on Wed. Dec. 23 to tidy up any last minute items needing to be addressed before the new year arrived.

One item on the go was the suggestion of buying a locally supplied tablet and laptop for administration and public works to use for village business.

With the new wave of video conferencing usage for meetings, administration has found their outdated computer to not have a video camera so personal laptops have been used at home instead.

Under the Municipal Operation Support Transfer (MOST) grant offered by the provincial government, Youngstown has chosen to move ahead on purchasing a laptop from Bowerstone PC for $1,200 and a tablet from Reality Bytes for $2,409, both from Hanna.

Warranty has been added as well.

Motions passed

The Emergency Management bylaw and Regional Emergency Management were passed.

As well, a motion was made and passed to sign a Fire Dispatch Agreement with the City of Red Deer.

Lastly, a motion to participate in an application for the Palliser Regional Service Enhancement Project with PRMS was conducted and passed.


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.