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Town Council highlights from Sept. 5 meeting

PASSPORT PHOTOS & MORE by Adrienne Tait adequate reason for switching,” said Gomuwka, an offer on Town owned property, conditional on
Council has directed Administration to accept
“The process of switching assessors can be costly
Assessments and insight more assessment reviews.” legal review as per the terms discussed in camera.
Professional Digital Passport System photos Town council approved a request from Administration said they have been pleased Once terms are finalized, details will be
ready in minutes while you wait... administration to extend the current contract with with the level of service they have received. advertised for public information.
Compass Assessment Consultants, the town's
Municipal Internship Program
Councillor Wilkinson expressed concerns with
assessor, for a five year period. the volume of assessment reviews as well as Town council approved a request from
Compass Assessment was appointed as the new whether the town would be able to “get out of administration to proceed with a grant application
assessor in 2015 for a three year period with the this” if the level of service declined. for the Alberta Community Partnership Municipal
contract to expire following the 2017 assessment CAO Derricott said there was a noticeable Internship program. Currently the town has one
year. When they were hired the consultant decline in the request for reviews after the first second year intern as well as a first year intern.
expressed to council that it would take some time year going from approximately 60 this first year By applying for the grant the town will be able to
to assess all of the properties. That work is to approximately 12 so far this year. hire another first year intern next year and
nearing completion. Intermunicipal Development Plan continue the program within the town. After the
Councillor Janet Wilkinson said she believed First reading was given to Bylaw 2200, completion of the second year the interns will
the extension to be too long of a contract. updating the existing Intermunicipal have the option of moving onto another
CAO Mike Derricott said, “There is an interest Development Plan. The Town of Edson and opportunity or, if there is a position available, be
in a certain amount of stability when it comes to Yellowhead County have been working with offered a position locally.
assessment.” Lovatt Consultants over the past year to review Swearing in and organizational meeting of
Councillor Jim Gomuwka agreed and indicated the plan. A Public Hearing will be held October 3, new council set:
that the council may have been remiss in the past 2017 at 7:30 pm in Council Chambers. Details The regular Council meeting scheduled for
by not switching assessors sooner. “It is an can be found at October 17 as well as the Committee of the
blind view Land Sale Whole meeting scheduled for October 24 have
expensive process unless you have a real
been cancelled. A swearing in ceremony,
organizational meeting, and council meeting have
window fashions Joshua Laurin, been scheduled for October 24 at 7:30 in council Edson Funeral Home
Ethan Smith and
Tiffany Coes were
hanging out at the FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH
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