• Dawn Riley

Town Of Vermilion Council Update

The Town Council held a very busy regular meeting the evening of April 20, here are some of the highlights.

Mayor Caroline McAuley declared April 18 - 24, as National Volunteer Week, acknowledging the incredible contributions that volunteers make, which enhances Vermilion’s strengths as a community. Mayor McAuley also declared May 16-22, as National Public Works Week, a motion put forward by Councillor McCullough.

Several Manager reports were delivered this week, including the Chief Administrative Officer. In a report, CAO George CAO George Rogers highlighted Vermilion Economic Development Officer Mary Lee Prior’s participation on the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association’s (AUMA) Task Force on Economic Resiliency and Recovery and helping to author AUMA’s Resiliency Report, as well as leading the Economic Developer’s of Alberta as President in the past year. The Director of Community Services Report updated that a new staff member was hired for the Community Peace Officer (CPO1) position; the new member will be a Bylaw Officer and will become a CPO1 once the relevant training is completed. A current town staff member is being trained to be the playground inspector, and the Summer Fun Program Coordinator will be starting preparations at the beginning of May. The Director of Infrastructure and Planning Services Report informed Councillors that the Organics Program is starting April 27, and all bins and kitchen catchers have been delivered.

The financial audit for 2020 was presented to the Councillors, and they voted to accept the audit as presented.

Don’t forget you can watch Council meetings through the Town’s Youtube channel which you can access through their website. The next regular Council meeting is May 4 at 7 p.m.


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