New council sworn in for Blackfalds
Town of Blackfalds Mayor Richard Poole (left) displaying the Blackfalds Chain of Office following swearing in with Blackfalds RCMP Staff Sgt. Ken Morrison (right). (Town of Blackfalds photo)
Blackfalds Town Council was sworn in on Tuesday, Oct. 24 during the organizational meeting for the 2017-2021 term.
Council consists of two incumbents and four new faces alongside Mayor Richard Poole.
“This looks like a very strong council moving forward. I’m looking forward to working with everyone and I think council has every opportunity to do a wonderful job,” said Poole in a release issued Wednesday afternoon.
“One of the first things we’ll be learning about and working on together is the municipal budget for 2018. From there, it’s a matter of continuing on with our goals outlined in the Municipal Sustainability Plan and continuing to work towards those goals over the next four years.”
Council appointments to municipal boards were also made during the meeting.
On the Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Committee, councillors Rebecca Stendie and Will Taylor will sit, while Family and Community Support Services will be held by Stendie and Laura Svab.
Returning Coun. Ray Olfert will be council’s representative on the Municipal Library Board, along with Coun. Jamie Hoover. Olfert will also sit on the Recreation, Culture and Parks Board with Coun. Marina Appel.
Svab and Stendie will represent council on the Policing Committee, while the trio of Hoover, Stendie and Taylor will sit on the Municipal Planning Commission. Poole, Taylor and Appel will represent council on the Municipal Emergency Management Agency.