Category Archives: Policy & Governance

What About Viability?

Ever since the Municipal Inspection Report (aka Farmer Report) was released, there has been a lot of stir about the final comments and recommendations: “While the municipality has legally been amalgamated into a single entity, the Municipality has never been … Continue reading

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A Few Facts

We had two rather interesting forums this week and I wanted to make a few comments before I go and reinstall some of my downed election signs. I quite enjoyed answering questions and these forums give candidates a chance to … Continue reading

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Fire Dept. & Insurance Rates

Hello! It has been a while. As usual, my summer has been packed with council, business, and family activities. At the council meeting on August 6 we were presented with a report from Opta Information Intelligence regarding a Fire Underwriters … Continue reading

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Municipal Inspection

Municipal Press Release: http://town.crowsnestpass.ab.ca/component/docman/doc_download/1777-press-releasedec-412 The Honourable Doug Griffiths, Minister of Municipal Affairs, has indicated to Crowsnest Pass’s council and administration that his office will conduct an inspection in response to the recent petition. Minister Griffiths has made it clear that … Continue reading

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Peace Officer Program

I hope you are enjoying the sun after that big snowfall last night. Spring is just around the corner. We are busy at council with our three-year budget discussions and there is a lot of hard work happening at the … Continue reading

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Tax Penalties Bylaw

There was a lot on the agenda last week during our council meeting. One item was the way we prepare our minutes. Council voted to direct administration to have the “unapproved” minutes available the day after a council meeting, so … Continue reading

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Year One Recap and Update

Summer is winding down and I hope that you wrung every possible drop of fun and sunshine out of it. I recently managed a short break as my wife spirited us away for our anniversary but the last few months … Continue reading

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Economic Task Force Report

I would like to share a few thoughts on the Economic Task Force report that was presented to the public tonight. You can view it here: http://town.crowsnestpass.ab.ca/component/docman/doc_download/1090-final-report-of-the-mayors-task-force-june-20-2011. My first thought is that it is refreshing to have a group of … Continue reading

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Public Presentation – Economic Task Force

At the Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday, Mayor Decoux announced that the final report by the Mayor’s Task Force on the Economy is complete. In order to properly share it with the community, council has scheduled a public forum … Continue reading

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Reserves Part 2

I was discussing our municipal reserves with a few folks the other day and why we did not put anything away in the budget. You can see my previous thoughts on the subject here. In my opinion, our reserves have … Continue reading

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