A committee of council, formed to improve economic development in Rimbey, is holding its next meeting behind closed doors.
The terms of the committee bylaw state all meetings will be open to the public and will be advertised on the town’s website and posted at the town administration office, and when practical, advertised in the Rimbey Review.
However, Stevenson said a meeting to be held March 11 which will look at developing two working committees will be held in-camera.
“There is a lot of work to do right now, but it must remain confidential at this point,” he said. “Everything has to go to town council for approval. Then it can become public information.”
He said the committee is just on the ground floor of improving economic development in Rimbey.
“You need to look at the positives, but you also need to figure out what’s causing the negatives.”
Mayor Rick Pankiw and interim CAO Donna Tona both stated they had not been approached regarding the in-camera meeting.
The committee which includes Bob Stevenson as chairman, Gayle Rondeel, Michelle Andrishak, Jackie Stratton, Steve Schrader, Duane Adams, Melvin Durand, Steffen Olsen, Terry Von Hollen and Tony Delyster, were appointed by council.
The terms of reference for the Rimbey Business Sector Sustainability Advisory Committee state the main purpose of the committee is to provide informed advice and suggest best practices to council regarding the development and sustainability of Rimbey’s business sector.