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New term begins for Edson Town Council

The newly elected Edson Town Council from left to right: Mayor Kevin Zahara, Councillor Gean Chouinard, Councillor Trevor Bevan, Councillor
Krystal Baier, Councillor Janet Wilkinson, Councillor Jacqui Currie, and Councillor Troy Sorensen.

Mayor position will rotate every the flow through cost to the
four months in alphabetical order. taxpayers and said, “We shouldn't
During the regular council meeting burden our residents with another
council decided to keep the Fortis tax.”
5% fee the same as in previous Council unanimously approved the
years. The fee works similar to a Royal Canadian Legion's request to
linear tax which the town puts into a hold the annual Remembrance Day
reserve fund. The money in that parade.
fund has traditionally been used to Also approved by council was the
cover costs such as the burial of payment for legal services in the
overhead power lines and may be amount of $2,589 for the work
used for future projects such as regarding the Recreation Complex
converting the street lights to LED. offer to purchase.
There was some discussion Mayor Zahara concluded the
regarding the possibility of raising meetings by saying he is, “Proud to
the fee but Councillor Bevan work with this group of
pointed out that to do so increases individuals.”

Newly elected Edson Mayor Kevin Zahara is sworn in by S/Sgt. Peter
King. photo Adrienne Tait
CoachWRX is pleased to introduce our
CoachWRX is pleased to introduce our
head mechanic, Steve Burt.
Mayor and Council officially sworn in... head mechanic, Steve Burt.
With an entire lifetime of automotive
continued from front With an entire lifetime of automotive
experience and diagnosis, Steve is
experience and diagnosis, Steve is
Advisory Committee. Councillor fall under provincial jurisdiction not
prepared to meet any mechanical
Currie will sit on the Edson and the Association. prepared to meet any mechanical
District Historical Society board. The council meetings schedule needs you might have.
needs you might have.
Councillor Sorsensen has been was set with the regular meetings
appointed to the Edson and District remaining as the first and third
Recycling Society as well as the Tuesdays on the month at 7:30 pm Come in and ensure your vehicle is
Come in and ensure your vehicle is
West Central Airshed Society. in the Edson Civic Building. Mayor
ready for winter.
Councillor Wilkinson was appointed Zahara suggested the Committee of ready for winter.
to the Athabasca Watershed Council the Whole meetings, which are to
and the FCSSAA Regional Board. continue on the second and fourth
We have special pricing on winter
Mayor Zahara recommended, and Tuesdays at 10 a.m., be renamed the We have special pricing on winter
was supported by a vote of 5 to 2, Governance and Priority check-ups which include:
check-ups which include:
that council no longer be part of the Committee. The recommendation
- Oil change (5 litres)
Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway came from the George Cuff - Oil change (5 litres)
Association. Mayor Zahara said presentation which town council - Coolant check
- Coolant check
that he did not see value for Edson attended and was suggested as a
- Battery and electrical system test
in sitting on the board when he change to encourage public - Battery and electrical system test
previously served on council. attendance and remove the - Brake and suspension inspection
- Brake and suspension inspection
Councillor Chouinard spoke to the perception that the meeting is “in-
- Tire rotation
recommendation to remove the camera.” Councillor Jacqui Currie - Tire rotation
board and said the Association had said she felt the name change would - Block heater check
- Block heater check
been around since 1947 and he have the opposite affect, “It sounds
- Starting at $65.00 + gst
believed the twinning of Highway very formal and may sound less - Starting at $65.00 + gst
16 was proof that there was a direct inviting,” said Currie. For now,
benefit. He also suggested that they council has decided to keep the
4508 2 Avenue, Edsonvenue, Edson
may be useful as a lobby group in meetings as Committee of the 4508 2 A
petitioning for traffic lights. Mayor Whole but may revisit the naming in
Open Monday to Friday 9 am to 6 pmy to Friday 9 am to 6 pm
Zahara disagreed saying, “Just the future. Open Monda
because it has been around since Councillor Krystal Baier has been
1947 does not mean it is providing appointed as Deputy Mayor. As 780-725-0067
value” and that traffic lights would with previous councils the Deputy
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