Three Hills chosen as Provincial Launch site for Seniors’ Week

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Following Mayor Shearlaw calling the May 25 Regular Three Hills Town Council meeting to order at 5:33 PM, the agenda was accepted as amended and the minutes of the May 10 meeting were adopted as presented.

The next order of business was the “Management Reports” which is a feature of the second meeting of the month and is a report of what has been taking place in each department since the last report. The reports are made available to the councillors in written form and then the director or administrator responsible for that department gives oral highlights and answers questions. These reports are available on line and for any residents attending Council meetings they are also projected on screen. They are interesting to get in on, and residents would be encouraged to hear (and see) some of what goes on day by day and behind the scenes.

Director of Finance, Peng Tian, presented the “Statement of Operations for April 2021” and the “Capital Project Progress Report for April 2021”.

Interim Director of Operations, Gary Gyukovits gave the May Progress Report.

Director of Community Services, Kristy Sidock, in presenting the Monthly Report, brought Councillors up to date on Planning and Development and the issuance of development permits.

Chief Administrative Officer, Ryan Leuzinger presented both the CAO report for May 2021 and the Council Resolution Status Report.

Municipal Intern, Jerritt Cloney, presented the first item under New Business being a request from the Three Hills School Graduating Class that permits a Graduation Parade. Traffic Control Bylaws were considered and “…Council approves the proposed Graduation Parade, to take place immediately after the commencement ceremony, scheduled for June 5, 2021.”

Council approved a request from the CAO that he be free to run for a position on the Board of Directors of the “Local Government Administration Association of Alberta.” It is not known at this time if the position will come vacant as early as previously supposed, or if it may be put off for a while.

Under Council Reports, Councillors gave the following:

Councillor Campbell reported not on his role as a Councillor but rather as representing the Farmers Market.

Councillor Hamm has an upcoming SAEWA meeting.

Councillor Wildeman had a May 20 meeting via Zoom with the Red Deer River Municipal Users Group. He wants to share with Councillors a short video that was presented at that meeting.

Councillor Harold Leo shared minutes of the FCSS meeting of January 12, and March 9.

Councillor Wiebe attended to Kneehill Housing duties on May 12 and their Annual General Meeting of May 18.

Councillor Sept also attended the AGM of the Kneehill Housing and on the 19 attended the Kneehill Regional Partnership Meeting.

Mayor Shearlaw, in his report, spoke of the usual meetings with Town Administrators, and cheque signing etc. Mayor Shearlaw also did a zoom recording for seniors outreach to be part of the official launch for Senior’s Week in the Province of Alberta. Three Hills was chosen as the Provincial Launch site. Seniors’ Week is June 7 to 13. The Launch will be a virtual event on Monday, June 7 at 10am and will be streaming across Alberta on a link placed on the Seniors and Housing website.

There were seven items of correspondence, many of them from Municipalities asking for “letters of support” for their submissions to the Provincial Government.

One letter was from Municipal Affairs rejecting a proposal that the Town of Three Hills annex the Airport to be included in the Town’s jurisdiction. This means that further discussions will have to be entered into with Kneehill County.

With the acceptance of the Correspondence as presented, Council was now ready to move into Closed Session at 7:23 PM.