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Nov. 22 town council briefs

Posted on November 24, 2021 by Taber Times

By Kenyon Stronski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The following are selected briefs from the Nov. 22 regular meeting of council.

Department Reports 

The recreation department installed the small ice rink and it is now fully operational, held recertification courses for pool staff, added a new fishing line recycling container and program to the Trout Pond, and announced the Veteran Banner Project sold out at 70 banners, and all were hung the night of Oct. 31 with help from Public Works.

The fire department completed all tank inspections of flammable liquid tank storage systems, and continues to work with the ASCA.

They began working on the Alberta Fire Training Conference for the fall of 2022. The past month volunteer firefighters served 458 hours of firefighter training, and in the past 12 they have now reached 4,186 hours of online and face-to-face firefighter training.

The CAO’s office met with the Lethbridge County CAO and HR staff, attended various committee, commission, board and labour relation meetings, and held multiple meetings with the recreation staff.

Municipal District of Taber Council Appointments 

The M.D. of Taber council appointed council members to various boards to represent the M.D. of Taber on the Joint Economic Development Committee, the Town of Taber Recreation Board, the Taber Arts and Heritage Committee, the Intermunicipal Development Committee, and the Taber Library Board. This was accepted by the town of Taber council.

Written Public Apology from Coun. Jack Brewin

At the Nov. 15, 2021 special meeting of council, council passed the motion to sanction Coun. Jack Brewin by requesting a written public apology to the mayor, council, administration and the people of Taber by Nov. 22, 2021 regarding the events of the Oct. 25, 2021 regular meeting of council.

“My fellow councillors, I am writing to apologize and take full responsibility for my actions at the Oct. 25, 2012 (2021) Town of Taber council meeting. I also wish to apologize to the Town of Taber staff as well as the residents of Taber. I appreciate the opportunity to represent Taber and I will continue to do so to the best of my abilities, respectfully so.”

Coun. Garth Bekkering then corrected Brewin and the letter to 2021, not 2012.

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