Jan 01, 2014
January Neigborhood Notes - pdf for download, or read online
Nomination date has been set for January 27th, 2014 with the by-election being held on Monday, February 24, 2014. .
On behalf of our residents, the words “Thank You” do not seem adequate for the tireless work you have spent to keep our streets clear of snow after the large dumps of snow. Anyone who has travelled to surrounding municipalities knows that our streets are maintained the best during the winter. Please make an effort to say thanks to the guys for a job well done. Hopefully, Mother Nature will cooperate over the Christmas season and give you all a well-deserved rest!!
We are also asking all residents who have their vehicles parked on the streets to please move them during any storm to facilitate quicker clearing of the snow. Your cooperation would be most appreciated.
CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS
As the Bentley Firefighters Foundation have disbanded, they will not be spear-heading the Canada Day celebrations for 2014. If your family has attended this function in past years, you know the wonderful turn-out we receive. Council would like community groups (and individuals) to come together and work as one to continue this celebration. Please – any organization and individuals within our urban and rural area – indicate your interest and Council will facilitate a planning meeting early in the New Year. With many hands sharing the work, we can make this happen without a lot of time commitment. The Firefighters started a wonderful celebration for our community – let’s carry it on. Contact any Council member to let them know you or your group are interested.
BENTLEY’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY
In 2015, Bentley will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary. Council are looking for volunteers (both urban and rural) to help with the planning. This is a community-driven celebration with funds available that have been set aside the past few years to help with expenses. Forward your name to any Council member indicating your interest in being on the organizing committee. The date of the celebration will be determined very soon. Keep watching this newsletter for further information.
NOVEMBER 26 COUNCIL MEETING
* Citizens-at-large appointments for the Subdivision & Development Appeal Board include Cora Knutson, Pam Hansen, Dale Grimsdale and Len Landry.
*A request from the Bentley Royal Purple to rent the Oxford School for their meetings was deferred pending the termination of the lease by the Bentley Elks.
*The David Thompson Snow Riders Club received permission for the time period of January 1 to December 31, 2014 to ride on town owned land, identified as Plan 1026356 and subject to the Club providing the Town with a Certificate of Insurance identifying the Town as an additional named insured.
*CAO Elizabeth Smart was added as a signing authority to the Bentley District Fire Department bank account.
*The Lacombe Regional Fire Service 2014 Business Plan and Operating and Capital Budgets were approved.
*The Collins Barrow 2014 audit plan was received for information.
*Council members were authorized to attend the Stantec Client Appreciation Holiday social if they so wished.
*Bentley Municipal Library’s 2014 Operating Budget was approved.
*An area in the post office has been designated for the posting of Council related activities, to keep the community informed, at no cost to the municipality. Councillor Davey will be responsible for the posting of items. Thank you to Post-Mistress Paulette Knutson for providing the space.
*While at the AUMA Conference in Calgary, Mayor Haarstad Petten and Councillors Davey and Howard met with representatives from Alberta Transportation regarding concerns over the Highway 12 re-alignment. Remedial work to address the erosion concerns at the west entrance will take place in the spring of 2014 but they would not commit to a completion schedule for the remainder of the highway.
Mayor Lynda Haarstad Petten
Deputy Mayor Butch Howard
Councillor Robin Lemay
Councillor Pamela Davey
Please do not hesitate to contact us with your concerns, ideas, or comments. We are here to serve you!!