Here's a look at highlights from the Oct. 23, 2017 council meeting — the first of the 2017-2021 Innisfail Town Council.


The swearing-in of the 2017-2021 Innisfail Town Council took place: Mayor Jim Romane; Councillor Jean Barclay; Councillor Gavin Bates; Councillor Doug Bos*; Councillor Glen Carritt; Councillor Donnie Hill; and Councillor Danny Rieberger. 

*Councillor Bos was absent and will be sworn in at a later date. 

Organizational Meeting 

An organizational meeting preceded council’s regular meeting, in which councillors were appointed to various boards and committees, including (but not limited to): Municipal Planning Commission, Community Services Standing Committee, Operational Services Standing Committee, Chamber of Commerce, Mountain View Regional Water Services Commission and Central Alberta Regional Trails Society. A complete list of boards and their respective appointees will be made available at 

Chief Administrative Officer’s Report 

CAO Todd Becker in his report to council noted that preparations for 2018 capital and operating budgets were well underway. The budgets will be presented for council’s consideration in November. 

CAO Becker also referred to administration’s ongoing efforts to consolidate the Town’s strategic plans and action plans into a digital system with the intent of “creating a strategic planning structure that will capture council’s overarching strategic objectives supported by administrative action plans.” 

Bank Signing Authority 

Council passed a resolution formally appointing signing authorities for the Town. Previous councillors and administration were removed, and new members were added. In accordance with the Town’s banking agreement, signatures are required from one member of council and one administrative staff member. 

Family Violence Prevention Month 

Council approved a request to proclaim November 2017 Family Violence Prevention Month in Innisfail. The initiative, according to the request, aims to “promote healthy relationships and create safe communities in our province.”


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