Halkirk

Village of Halkirk council highlights for Dec. 9th

Village Council has approved the 2020 operating budget as the interim budget for 2021

By Kevin J. Sabo For the Advance

Development permit

The Village of Halkirk council has approved the placement of a new structure on residential land on Alberta Avenue.

In the permit request, the structure being placed is a workshop/shed type structure, with a steel-arch-rib design and will measure 16 ft. by 24 ft.

Because the resident requesting to place this structure wants to place it over existing water and sewer lines, the building will be placed on skids allowing easy movement of the structure.

No utility connections will be run to the structure, and the structure will be tinned to match the residence.

After some discussion, council decided to allow the structure, provided that an additional requirement be placed that the structure not be used for commercial use.

Road damage

During recent snow removal activities, a County of Paintearth grader struck and damaged an insulated manhole. Action plumbing was contacted, and the repair was made the next day, at a cost just under $1,000. A red cone now sits on top of the manhole cover as a visibility aid to County grader operators.

Interim operating budget

Under Alberta’s Municipal Government Act, municipalities are required to approve an operating budget prior to Jan. 1st of the following year. This budget authorizes municipalities to spend money on bills and payroll until the final budget is approved in the spring.

Village Council has approved the 2020 Operating budget as the interim budget for 2021 until the budget is finalized in the spring.

Chief Administrative Officer

With the resignation of the Village of Halkirk Chief Administrative Officer in November, retired village administrator Doris Cordel has been retained to act as interim administrator. Village council has already begun the process to recruit someone new into the role.

As interim, Cordel will be working reduced hours in the village office.

Special meeting

Village of Halkirk council will be meeting one final time in 2020 to finalize the year end roll-over. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 28th.

In January meetings will resume on the second Wednesday of the month.

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