Council meeting of
4, 2013, Confusion, arrived at the meeting to see a representive of
the Blairmore Smoke Eaters and two lawyers at the meeting. Next thing we know CAO
Thompson is back and forth talking to these people who prior to the meeting
starting leave. Mayor Decoux calls the meeting to order, asks CAO
Thompson what that was all about. He informs council that he was off the
previous week when communications between the office and the lawyers took
place. The communications obviously did not work that well because the lawyers
had the impression they could talk to council and the administration had the
impression that they were not to talk to council. CAO
Thompson stated he would clear it up and provide a formal apology if the
mistake was on their end.
Contradictions, the new Economic Development Officer was introduced to council the Mayor stated “our team is now complete”, the new
is a lady named Sherry Poole. Bit of a contradiction on the same day that the
administrative team grows by one and now becomes complete. The employees are
informed that the municipality is contracting out road grading because they do not
have enough operators working in Public Works to do it themselves. Mayor Decoux
also announced there will soon be another wine and cheese event so the Chamber,
Community Futures, Business leaders can meet the new EDO.
Election news: Andrew Saje announced that he will, not be running in the up coming election. He also informed the public that he made a very lengthy submission in writing to the Municipal Inspector that he is having his lawyer summarize and will be realizing to the public in the not to distant future.