That's Life - September 20, 2017

The Village of Carbon Library is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, October 7. This will be a Block Party in front of Carbon Grocery featuring hot dogs, chili, refreshments and entertainment and it’s all happening from 1-4 pm. All funds from this event will go toward the purchase of a Roller Shutter Security System for Carbon Grocery. According to Library staff, the store has been robbed three times in the past few months and they urge everyone to come out and support this great community effort.

Well, the race is on, as they say in the Municipal Election World.

To be perfectly honest with you, I thought the four year Council term was going to play a real negative role in the number of candidates. My goodness, was I wrong.

There are elections in every Municipality within Kneehill County. Mind you, Carbon did fall short of their five candidate requirement on Nomination Day. Two additional candidates stepped forward on Tuesday, September 19. Those two candidates put Carbon in an election position. Tuesday’s additions have until Wednesday, September 20 to either remain in the running or withdraw. One withdrawal would acclaim Carbon Village Council and no election would be required.

I am proud and privileged to have been acclaimed as Mayor of the Town of Three Hills for a third consecutive term. I look forward to working with my fellow members of Council, Administration and Staff, over the next four years.

One of the most gratifying things about serving as a Member of Council is working as a team to provide direction to Administration on so many challenging issues.

Making informed decisions is what Council is all about.

Another gratification is the outstanding relationships that all of the municipalities within Kneehill County share. We have learned from the past that we can all accomplish so much more by working together, sharing services whenever possible, and enjoying open discussions concerning so many issues that affect us all.

I urge all of you to attend the Candidate Forms in your communities and then get out there and vote on Monday, October 16 or at your Advance Polls. Don’t just shrug your shoulders and say, “The decisions are all made. What you say isn’t going to change anything.” That couldn’t be further from the truth. Your vote counts and our candidates are counting on you to vote.

That’s Life.