Coffee with council back

Meet informally with council Friday afternoons

Rimbey residents will now have an opportunity to visit with members of council on Friday afternoons.

At its Tuesday meeting, council voted unanimously to re-instate coffee the practice.

The idea was first initiated by Coun. Gayle Rondeel at a previous meeting.

Rondeel, who had sat on a previous council, said she liked the idea and wanted to see the practice re-instated.

Mayor Rick Pankiw noted that the council that was in place before the election in October had tried the practice, but, unfortunately, very few people showed up and they were usually the same individuals.

However, Rondeel argued that often she was the only councillor in attendance and she believed it was an important practice regardless of the number of people in attendance.

“I think it’s a good idea,” said Coun. Lana Curle.

At Tuesday’s meeting council agreed to begin meeting the public for coffee between 3 and 4 p.m. at Rimbey Public Library.

They will start meeting Friday.

In an on-line poll by Rimbey Review asking the question ‘should coffee with council be re-instated?’ 85.71% voted ‘yes’ and 14.29% voted ‘no’. Thanks to all who participated in our survey!

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