Council for the Town of Pincher Creek
Councilloe Doug Thornton, Mayor Don Anderberg, councillors Duane Filipuzzi, Wayne Elliott, Jim Litkowski, Lorne Jackson, and Mark Barber
The Town of Pincher Creek held a Town Hall meeting open to the public on Wednesday, February 24 in the Town Hall Gymnasium. There were approximately 100 people in attendance. This council was sworn in October 2013 and they saw this as an opportunity to let the public know the many things they have been doing now they are halfway through their term. Each of the members of council gave a report regarding various boards or committees they attend while Mayor Anderberg gave an overall report of what the Town has accomplished in the last two years and what is coming up in the future.
There were displays around the room showing information from the various departments including administrative, operational, budget, and recreational programs. Speakers included Mayor Don Anderberg who acted as emcee for the evening, Councillors Mark Barber, Wayne Elliott, Lorne Jackson, Jim Litkowski, and Doug Thornton gave reports. Councillor Duane Filipuzzi is new to the council and did not give a report. Additional speakers included Livingstone Macleod MLA Pat Stier, Sarha Nodge speaking on behalf of the Pincher Creek and District Municipal Library, Jason O'Connor from Axia Fibrenet, and David Green with an update regarding Family and Community Support Services. At the end of the meeting there was a short question and answer period.
|Livingstone Macleo MLA Pat Stier|
|Mayor Don Anderberg|
Community housing plans/conceptual drawings on display
One of the highlights which came out of the reports were updates on the future community housing plans for the areas straight east of the PCES Fire Hall, and on Main Street. Another was the designation of the Crowsnest/Pincher Creek Landfill Association site as one of a limited number of Class 2 landfills (non hazardous waste landfill) in Alberta. This designates what kind of waste this landfill can and cannot accept. There was reported the area currently has 12 RCMP officers, and two bylaw officers. Although some committees have more than one representative from Town Council, one person delivered a report from each of the following boards, committees or organizations.
Mayor Don Anderberg: Community Housing Committee, Emergency Services Committee, Mayors and Reeves.
Councillor Mark Barber: Facility Committee, Highway 3 Twinning Committee, Recreation Advisory Board.
Councillor Wayne Elliott: Cemetery Committee, Operations Committee.
Councillor Lorne Jackson: Alberta Southwest Regional Alliance, Communities in Bloom, Economic Development Committee, Library Board, Regional Landfill Board.
Councillor Jim Litkowski: Police Advisory Committee, Museum Committee.
Councillor Doug Thornton: Community Hall Board, Community Transportation Committee.
Sarha Nodge spoke as the Pincher Creek and District Municipal Library Community Outreach Coordinator, and as the new Chair of the Pincher Creek Foundation.