By Cole Parkinson
The following are selected briefs from the Municipal District of Taber’s regular meeting held on Jan. 24.
Jan. 10 Closed Session
The following is the single motion carried out of closed session during the M.D. of Taber’s Jan. 10 meeting. Closed session lasted for one hour and 39 minutes.
Motion: That; council accept the 2022 performance review and CAO evaluation of Arlos Crofts and express appreciation for his past and future leadership of the M.D. of Taber.
Taber Irrigation Impact Museum Appointment Request
After discussing a request from the Taber Irrigation Impact Museum around adding a member to their board, further information was brought back to council. From contact with the museum, administration confirmed that they are seeking an M.D. councillor to sit on its board, as opposed to a community member at large (which was discussed amongst council at their Jan. 10 meeting). A motion to appoint Deputy Reeve Tamara Miyanaga to the board was carried unanimously.
Long Table Event Donation Request
The M.D. received a donation request application from the Joint Economic Development Committee (JEDC) to assist with hosting its Long Table Dinner Event in July 2023. The event is designed to highlight local food and growers with a dinner prepared by renowned chefs. The overall budget for the event is $31,500.
The committee is requesting the M.D. participate as a gold sponsor, providing a financial contribution of $2,500 and the request was provided in the format of the M.D.’s donations to community organizations and event application. However, administration’s report explained the JEDC is not an entity and is an inter-municipal committee of municipal representatives throughout the region — as such this is being considered as a one-off contribution request separate from the donations to community organization application intakes.
A motion to approve the $2,500 donation to the event was carried unanimously.
Oldman Watershed Council Request
The OWC sent a letter to the M.D. of Taber asking for a $3,371 donation based on a standardized rate of $0.48 per resident for the April 2022-March 2023 fiscal year for 7,173 residents. A motion to approve the annual fee was carried unanimously.