The regularly scheduled January 2017 meeting was held on January 3, 2017.

All members of Council were in attendance.  Deputy Mayor David Stillar chaired the meeting as Mayor Harvey Walker attended by conference call.

Council is pleased to learn that Town Foreman Claude Paquett’s knee replacement surgery went well and he is now into his fifth (or is it sixth) week of physiotherapy and anxious to get back to a more active life style.  Of course Bonnie is equally anxious to have him out from underfoot.

Thanks to the unidentified man who dropped off a box of chocolates and a “Merry Christmas” for Council.

Council learned that the previous Council had purchased six iPads two years ago for use by the members of Council and the Village foreman in connection with Village affairs to reduce paper and improve efficiency at council meetings. The five members of the previous Council were each provided with one of the iPads but the same were retained by such persons following conclusion of their terms in office and not left with the Village.  Council has demanded their return and former Councillors Bob Sung and Misty Hulit delivered theirs to the Village office.  Former Mayor Brad Pattinson and former Councillors Mark Pattinson and Kevin Jones have failed to deliver theirs to the Village office.  Council will decide what course of action to now take.

Upon interim Administrator, Linda Sandwick, advising that she is prepared to continue in that role for the foreseeable future and her comment that she will provide Council with adequate notice of her wish to resign (whenever that may occur) and a willingness to "transition" with any permanent Administrator ultimately hired, Council has deferred its decision to advertise the position so long as Linda is prepared to "carry" on. 

Council’s February meeting scheduled for February 3, 2017 was previously rescheduled to February 10, 2017.  Considering that Administrator Linda Sandwick will be away in February and that there is minimal “business” to be conducted in February, it was decided to cancel the February meeting altogether. The next regularly scheduled meeting of Council will be on March 7, 2017.

January 3, 2017

Council Comments #13