Appeared as a delegation to present a pile of information on “Water Fluoridation” which I am sure will give next council some food for thought. Was really good to see somebody young taking enough of an interest in an issue to appear before council.
Peter Murray from Riversdale (project manager for
) appeared to give an up
date on what they are doing in the Grassy
Mountain Obviously very early in the
process, certainly appear to be lining things up to move forward. They have
begun the consultation process with First Nations group, mapping for
exploration, once that is done they will apply for provincial permits they are
hoping to begin exploration late November early December. He announced that he
and his family have been in the Pass for a few months, two more employee’s will
be here this week. In addition Riversdale have rented office across from the
Greenhill Hotel plus they have rented accommodation in the Puchen building.
Over all a good news story for the Crowsnest
Pass. moving forward. Crowsnest
Good presentation on our new revamped municipal website first impression it looks very good, administration stated that it, would be launched today. @ Crowsnestpass.com
Council Remuneration and Travel Reimbursement:
Council members receive a Stipend each month as a member of council plus payment for all official meetings required as a council member. They do not get paid for attending as a volunteer, parades etc. The stipend as not changed since 2001 and the meeting rate as not changed since 2008, of course the Mayor decided once again to slam previous council’s for neglecting their duties by not dealing with this issue previously. I was a little disappointed with administration because they all failed to mention, (yes it is in the old council minutes) that the practice as always been that council addresses this issue at their last meeting before an election. So that a new council would not be in a position of setting it’s own pay rate for the next four years. The Mayor was so caught up in his speech about the “travesty and neglect of previous council’s” I guess nobody from the administration team wished to rain on his parade.