COUNCIL 2013-2017

 

Division 1 - Murray King
Division 2 - Daryl Watt  Reeve
Division 3 - Stacey Hryciuk
Division 4 - Lonnie Wolgien  
Division 5 - Miles Latimer
Division 6 - Ed Parke Deputy Reeve
Division 7 - Noel McCormack


Back Row (l to r): Murray King, Lonnie Wolgien, Stacey Hryciuk, Noel McCormack, Rhonda King CAO
Seated (l to r): Ed Parke, Reeve Daryl Watt, Miles Latimer



2016 Year End Message from Reeve Daryl Watt:

Another New Year is upon us!  Thank you to all our staff, ratepayers, partners and my fellow Councillors for another successful year.  This year, we welcomed new councillor Lonnie Wolgien to Division 4. Lonnie comes to Council with a strong Agriculture background both from an industry perspective and as a producer.  Lonnie is well-acquainted with roads and infrastructure across the County.

Council continues to work with municipal, regional, and provincial colleagues, as well as our local community and industry partners on projects and initiatives that will enhance communications and growth.   Our focus on sustainability, while accommodating growth helps us to build stronger communities.  Working together to strengthen our region’s position continues to be a priority.   We are constantly looking for regional opportunities that can create efficiencies, cost-savings and be a positive benefit to the region as a whole.

As an organization, we strive to be open and accessible to all ratepayers.  Our documents, bylaws, forms, minutes, agendas and so forth are available online on our website or by direct request from the main office.  Council meetings are open to attendance by the public should anyone want to observe.

A few highlights of the County’s activities in 2016 include:

  • Continued use of our 3 Year Strategic Plan, which is in effect through to the end of 2017.  This Strategic Plan is used as a guideline for implementing our Service Level plans, which guide our day-to-day operations.
  • This summer our CVR Crews constructed 15.5 miles of road (TWP 480, TWP 474, TWP 501/RR 51) and did rehab/base work for 11 miles (RR 50, RR 54, TWP 532, RR 44, RR 50, TWP 464).  Contractors worked on three other projects completing 22 miles.  We are reviewing and updating our Master Transportation Plan.
  • A new grader shed was built in Islay and water treatment plant upgrades were completed in Blackfoot.  It is anticipated that the 79 new residential lots in Blackfoot will be available for sale this winter/spring.  Three hamlets participated in a Tree Planting project this summer.  Thank you to all the volunteers who helped plant nearly 400 trees.
  • Continued work on Annexation processes with both City of Lloydminster and Village of Kitscoty, as well as completed the new IDP with Vermilion.
  • A new Recreation and Community Enhancement funding model was introduced to better assist our local facilities and organizations with their operating costs and create a more streamlined and consistent funding process.

Our Council is committed to providing our ratepayers and stakeholders with high quality service levels balanced with fiscal responsibility. We are motivated to be open, transparent and accountable to our citizens while ensuring that our municipality remains

 A sustainable, vibrant and diversified community with opportunities for all.