Vermilion Town Hall. Photo Elaina John Vermilion Town Council held a regular meeting on August 11.
Council discussed a request for proposal by the Economic Development Committee that the Town of Vermilion should upgrade their website. In the previously held Economic Development Committee meeting, the committee decided to work with eSolutions to develop an app compatible with and easy to use on cellphones. Councillor Pulyk mentioned that eSolutions has previously worked with v
Vermilion Town Council held a regular meeting on February 18, and discussed the requirement for an upcoming by-election.
Tanis Henderson indicated her resignation effective immediately on February 10.
“It’s unfortunate; we will miss her input and wish her all the best,” said Mayor Caroline McAuley.
A motion was carried to hold the by-election on April 27. As a result, intending candidates must submit their nomination papers in person by 12 p.m. on March 16.
Photo submitted Approximately 75 people attended the Town of Vermilion’s Public Hearing on December 3, where they discussed the possibility of passing Bylaw #14-2019. Bylaw #14-2019 proposes an amendment to the land use Bylaw #11-2013 regarding micro-cannabis production at the C4 Shopping Centre District.
Mayor Caroline McAuley welcomed everyone and noted that if defeated, they would have to wait one year before it could come back to council. She also noted that they had not
Vermilion Town Council met on February 5, and invited the public to comment on their draft of the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.
The strategic priorities of the draft include 1) Community Engagement 2) Grow a Resilient and Vibrant Community through strong economic development 3) Infrastructure for Today and Tomorrow 4) Enhance Health and Livability of the Community. More draft details will be made available at vermilion.ca, and residents can
Deputy Mayor, Robert Pulyk, chaired and welcomed everyone to Vermilion Town Council’s first meeting of 2019 on January 15.
Councillor Clint McCullough took the oath to be appointed Deputy Mayor for February and March.
Derek Young noted that a new sewer inspection camera is part of the 2019 budget, and that the town is currently renting one, as their previous one went down.
“The one we would like most is the Ridgid SeeSnake Self-leve
The Vermilion Town Council Meeting was full of heated decisions on December 18.
CAO George Rogers said, “It’s my pleasure to introduce our new Director of Finance, Jay Warawa.”
Warawa is a chartered professional accountant who moved from the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River. He previously worked in the Peace Country, and territorial government. He has been a director of finance for the past 10 years and in finance for the past 15 – 18 years, so his experience is sur
A larger than normal crowd appeared to express concerns during the Cannabis Open House and Town Council meeting on July 17.
Bylaws for Smoking and Vaping as well as Cannabis Regulation and Control were discussed. Mayor, Caroline McAuley said, “The bulk of guests expressed concerns regarding that they don’t want our community to become a cannabis hotspot and that they don’t want cannabis to be what Vermilion is known for. Council later addressed these concerns by looking at p
New business, a Vermilion RCMP report, and upcoming public hearings were heard at the Vermilion Town Council meeting on June 19. Sgt. Jane Boehr gave the Vermilion RCMP report, stating that the detachment had received 522 calls for service from January 1 - June 14.
“Of those, 55 charges were laid or recommended including 14 traffic related, four impaired, four drug-related, three domestic, and four assaults or threats. Of the 522 calls, there were 76 tickets, 36 traffic col
The first order of business during the Town Council Meeting in Vermilion was the Mayor signing a proclamation declaring Senior’s Week in Vermilion to be June 3 – 9. It was also said that a $5 barbeque will be held at the Vermilion Senior’s Centre gazebo on June 5. Presenters noted that the event is to encourage people to have a good time and feel special and that the nearby Museum will also be open this year. According to the speaker, Senior’s Week is an opportunity to go the
Photo supplied Town council met on February 20 to discuss several items on the agenda. The pavement reconstruction project on 56 Street from 52 Avenue to Park Drive was discussed. The property owners’ contribution for went from $406 per meter in the budget to $202.50 per meter actual cost. Total contributions are based on the frontage of the property and range from $4,179 - $15,709. This can either be paid in full within 30 days or over ten years within the property owners ta
Back row from left, Councillors Justin Thompson, Clint McCullough, Greg Barr, and Robert Pulyk. Front row from left, Councillor Richard Yaceyko, Mayor Caroline McAuley, and Councillor Tannis Henderson during the Town of Vermilion’s organizational meeting on October 24. Photo Angela Mouly New and incumbent members of the Vermilion Town Council were sworn in during an organizational meeting on October 24. The singing of ‘Oh Canada’ was followed by Denise MacDonald administering
Having served on council for 13 years, Richard Yaceyko submitted his nomination to rerun on September 18. Raised in Derwent, Yaceyko has been a Vermilion resident for 33 years. “I love that Vermilion has a real sense of community spirit. I find people friendly with time to talk on the street, and that people are committed to volunteering. It’s a community where you want to raise your children,” said Yaceyko who raised his four children in Vermilion. “I wouldn’t have had it an
Born and raised in Vermilion, Greg Barr has served on Town Council for the past four years and submitted his nomination to re-run on September 18. Barr has a Diploma in Aircraft Electronics, dairy farming experience, and is currently an electrical instrumentation Laboratory Technician at Lakeland College. He has also gained experience volunteering as a past Agriculture Society member, at the Vermilion Curling Rink, Lakeland College events, Town of Vermilion events, as a 4-H
Robert Pulyk has been on Town Council in Vermilion since 2010 and submitted his nomination to rerun on September 18. Pulyk has been a Vermilion resident for 19 years with his wife Lorraine and their six children. His degree in Agriculture, major in Dairy Processing, University of Guelph along with completing the Management Development Program for the Public Service, University of Alberta School of Business along with his experience having been the Northeast Senior Manager for
Photo supplied Clint McCullough has served on council for the Town of Vermilion for ten years and submitted his nomination to rerun on September 18. McCullough volunteers with the Vermilion Soccer Association, high school volleyball, and the Vermilion Fire Department. “I love being able to help enable future development for this community,” said McCullough of his involvement with Town Council. McCullough brings experience as a market development officer for Lakeland College’s
Kirby Whitlock Photo Angela Mouly Kirby Whitlock submitted his nomination for Mayor of the Town of Vermilion on September 18. Whitlock has lived in Vermilion his whole life and his family has been here for over 60 years. He is a third generation business owner in Vermilion and an avid volunteer in various organizations within the community. Whitlock is the Rotary membership chair, outbound youth exchange counselor, and youth Interact Club chair. Whitlock is also a director fo
Erwin Warkentin Photo Angela Mouly Erin Warkentin submitted his nomination for Town Councilor on September 18, 2017. Warkentin has been a resident in the region for the past seven years and has recently settled down in Vermilion after marrying his wife, a local resident and business owner. A pilot by trade, Warkentin ran the flight school as the chief flight instructor and now operates as a freelance flight instructor. As a prospective council member Warkentin would like to a
Tannis Henderson Photo Angela Mouly Tannis Henderson, Owner of Elevation, submitted her nomination for town council on September 18. Since moving from Edmonton to Vermilion five years ago with her two daughters, Henderson has opened her own business, volunteered as an executive member of the Rotary Club, a director of the Good Life Institute, and is a founding member of Women of Vermilion. Henderson went on to say that between her business and volunteering with her children’s
Town Council Nominee, Justin Thompson. Photo submitted Born and raised in Vermilion, Justin Thompson seized the opportunity to submit his nomination for Town Council on September 18. Thompson brings his energy and technology sector experience to the table as well as various volunteer experiences. Thompson is the Lions Club Second-Vice President, a member of the Friends of Vermilion Public Library Board, and has coached U12 boys soccer. “Politics has always been an interest of