Council approved providing financial support to STARS Air Ambulance for $2.00 per capita to a total contribution of $1,582.00.
Sylvain and Company, CGA
Councillor Dwayne Stout motioned that the Town appoint the accounting firm Sylvain and Company as the financial auditors for the 2017 fiscal year.
Peace Regional Victims Services
Peace Regional Victims Services requested support of $2.00 per capita. Council tabled the item until further information is received.
Smoky River Regional Golf Course
Council approved a motion by Eckhard Christen to purchase a community membership again this year at a cost of $5,000. Residents made good use of the membership last year and the community membership promotes healthy living.
Smoky River Economic Development
Councillor Leo Giroux was appointed as the Town of McLennan representative to the Smoky River Regional Economic Development Board. Eckhard Christen will serve as the town’s alternative representative.
Alberta Community Partnership Grant
Mayor Michele Fournier moved to support the Village of Girouxville’s “Alberta Community Partnership” application for funding to develop an Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework and Intermunicipal Development Plan. The five municipalities are the M.D. of Smoky River, Town of Falher, Town of McLennan, Village of Girouxville and the Village of Donnelly.
Town of McLennan new entrance signs
Council reviewed numerous designs for the new Town entrance signs and decided to display the signs at the Volunteer Appreciation Night and allow residents to vote on the one they like best.
Arnold Viersen, MP
MP for Peace River/Westlock, Arnold Viersen, attended the Council meeting to meet with new Councillors and had time for a brief discussion on a variety of topics.
Smoky River Regional Fire Chief
Fire Chief, Marcel Maure, provided a 2017 year in review at the January 11 Council meeting and offered Councilors a photo slide presentation illustrating a variety of incidents to which the SRRFD did respond over the past year.