News

Innisfail Town Council accepts councillor’s resignation

Jan 12, 2021 | 0 comments

Innisfail Town Council on Jan. 11 accepted the resignation of Councillor Glen Carritt. Councillor Carritt submitted a signed letter of resignation during the Jan. 11 Regular Meeting of Council, following a council discussion relating to Councillor Carritt’s promotion on social media of a local business opening, despite the business being listed to remain temporarily closed as directed by the Alberta Government through public health measures.

 

Councillors indicated that they too were concerned with the well-being of all Innisfail businesses, but noted that promoting a business to open in spite of government restrictions did not reflect the mandate of council. Council’s authority and decision-making powers are regulated by the Municipal Government Act and through municipal bylaws. As outlined in the Municipal Government Act and within the Town of Innisfail Code of Conduct bylaw, decision-making authority lies with council, and not with any individual member.

 

It was also noted that the Code of Conduct bylaw is specific in outlining council’s requirement of “[upholding] the law established by the Parliament of Canada and the Legislature of Alberta, and the bylaws, policies and procedures adopted by council.” It was during this discussion that Councillor Carritt tendered his resignation.

 

Mayor Jim Romane after the meeting expressed his gratitude for Councillor Carritt’s service to the community over the years: “We thank Glen for his contributions to council and the community and wish him well in his future endeavours,” he said.

 

Council will discuss the vacancy resulting from Councillor Carritt’s departure during the Jan. 25 Regular Meeting of Council and determine at that time whether a byelection will be required.

Upcoming Events

March 2023

MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
SU
27
28
1
2
3
4
5
Events for February

27th

Events for February

28th

Events for March

1st

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Storytime

Innisfail Public Library
Events for March

2nd

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Rhyme Time

Family Resource Network Office
Events for March

3rd

Events for March

4th

Events for March

5th

6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Events for March

6th

Events for March

7th

Events for March

8th

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Storytime

Innisfail Public Library
Events for March

9th

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Rhyme Time

Family Resource Network Office
Events for March

10th

Events for March

11th

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Math Mania

Innisfail Public Library
Events for March

12th

13
14
15
16
17
18
19
Events for March

13th

Events for March

14th

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Moms Matter

Family Resource Network Office
Events for March

15th

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Storytime

Innisfail Public Library
Events for March

16th

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Rhyme Time

Family Resource Network Office
Events for March

17th

Events for March

18th

Events for March

19th

20
21
22
23
24
25
26
Events for March

20th

Events for March

21st

Events for March

22nd

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Storytime

Innisfail Public Library
Events for March

23rd

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Rhyme Time

Family Resource Network Office
Events for March

24th

Events for March

25th

Events for March

26th

27
28
29
30
31
1
2
Events for March

27th

Events for March

28th

Events for March

29th

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Storytime

Innisfail Public Library
Events for March

30th

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Rhyme Time

Family Resource Network Office
Events for March

31st

Events for April

1st

Events for April

2nd