County and town officials meet
Rimbey Mayor Rick Pankiw, Rimbey CAO Lucien Cloutier, Ponoka County Reeve, Paul McLauchlin and county CAO Charlie Cutforth met Friday to discuss cost sharing issues.
The North East lagoon outlet channel cleanout, HVAC funding for the community Centre, fire services cost sharing and the purchase of a five-ton tandem truck for snow removal were up for discussion.
CAO Cloutier said these issues were discussed at varying degrees at the Nov. 29 budget meeting and council provided the direction for the CEOs and the CAOs to meet.
Council approved funding for $1,189 to be contributed to the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance conditional to the continuation of the school component of their program and to providing information about the program to the public through such events as an open house.
Council supports Kinsmen fundraiser
Council agreed to purchase a table of eight for the Rimbey Kinsmen second annual Christmas party at a cost of $450. The party was held on Sat., Dec. 13 at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre. Proceeds from the event are in support of the proposed skateboard park. The tickets were offered to council and staff on a first come first serve basis.
Council budgeted $3,000 in 2014 for public relations. There is currently a balance of $587 available which will go towards supporting the fundraiser.
Town office closed Dec. 24
Council agreed to close the office Wed., Dec 24 for the entire day and give the staff a paid holiday.
Council approves free rental
Council agreed to provide free rental of the main auditorium and the kitchen at the Peter Lougheed Community Centre on April 24 to the Rimbey High School drama class.