By June Norvila
The two new Bentley town councillors didn’t hold back when they volunteered to sit on some of the 12 committees during the organizational meeting on Oct. 26.
Lynda Haarstad Petten will be the representative on the public works committee and the Parkland Regional Library, and an alternate representative for the fire department, Lacombe Regional Fire Services Association, Lacombe Foundation, Bentley Municipal Library, Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP), Parkland Community Planning Services (PCPS), Red Deer River Watershed Alliance, and Bentley Community Services Advisory Board.
Butch Howard will represent council on the public works, fire department, Lacombe Regional Fire Services Association, and Bentley Community Services Advisory Board.
Sandra Smyth was again elected the deputy mayor. She will be the council rep on the Lacombe Regional Solid Waste Authority and to the Bentley Municipal Library, and be the Parkland Airshed Management Zone Committee (PAMZ) alternate.
Cliff Knutson is the council rep for PCPS, PAMZ, the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance, and is the Lacombe Regional Solid Waste Authority alternate.
Mayor Joan Dickau is the Lacombe Foundation and the CAEP representative, the Parkland Regional Library alternate, and the mayor sits on all committees as necessary.
All members of council belong to the municipal planning commission (MPC).
A business representative will be advertised for to sit on the CAEP.
Five citizens at large will make up the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) and will include Pam Hansen, Robin Lemay, Len Landry, Harold Eriksson and one more yet to be named.
The citizens of the SDAB will be asked to sit in on the review of the town’s Land Use By-law so as to get a better understanding of what it is and to possibly add input.
The next regular council meeting is Nov. 9. The Nov. 23 meeting will be postponed to Nov. 30.
Ordinarily regular town council meetings commence at 6:45 p.m. in council chambers on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. They are open to the public.