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Redcliff council briefs

Posted on April 5, 2016 by 40 Mile Commentator

Moment of silence

Before getting into normal business at last Monday’s meeting, Mayor Reimer, councillors and staff of the Town of Redcliff held a moment of silence in honour of MP Jim Hillyer, who passed suddenly from a heart attack in his Ottawa office on March 23. Hillyer’s funeral was held on April 1 in his hometown of Raymond.

Street concert approved

Who’s on 3rd? applied for and received permission from council to host an outdoor concert, street dance and beer garden on the 3rd Street in Redcliff during Redcliff Days.

Grazing lease approved near site of municipal dump

The agreement between local rancher Jayson Pancoast in the town was disclosed in the minutes from the council meeting of March 14. The discussion about the lease agreement was In Camera and took place after the public meeting, but still needed to be ratified by a public vote. According to the minutes Coun. Cathy Crozier moved to accept the agreement, which was subsequently approved by a majority on council.

Potential driving range in area of the I-XL brickworks?

Coun. Larry Leipert made a motion to approve, in principle, a driving range on the I-XL brickworks site after an understanding was reached between the Town of Redcliff, Malcom Sissons, president of I-XL and the Riverview Golf Club at the March 14 council meeting. The motion was carried, but the contents of the discussion happened In Camara and were not disclosed publically. In Camera is generally used to deal with sensitive negotiations or issues surrounding legal, land or internal employment pertaining to the Town of Redcliff, but any council votes still must be recorded publically.

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