Tuesday, November 2, 2010  
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“We are anxious for a management team and council who will work collaboratively for our community.”
- Lynne Cox  
- Director of Legislative and   
Human Resources Services   
 
The new councillors and mayor of the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass were sworn in during Council’s regular meeting on Oct. 26,
Councillors Siegbert Gail, Brian Gallant, Jerry Lonsbury, Emile Saindon, Andrew Saje, and Mayor Bruce Decoux recited the Oath of Office for the first time, along with returning Councillor Larry Mitchell, all of whom vowed to represent and serve the community to the best of their ability.
Council members were also congratulated by former Crowsnest Pass mayor John Irwin, who offered words of wisdom and well wishes for those newly elected councillors and his successor, Decoux.
Throughout the course of the meeting, Council was informed that some of the issues they will be dealing with throughout the next few weeks will include: budget submission requests; organizing a pine beetle program on private lands, as the provincial government will no longer be funding one (except on an ad hoc basis); integrating two additional intersections leading on to Hwy. 3 from Blairmore, in order to combat traffic congestion during special events such as Thunder in the Valley; and a police advisory committee policing survey encouraging Council to enhance policing funding during such special events.
 
Currently, the cost of policing the community during such events is somewhere in the neighbourhood of $40,000, according to Chief Administrative Officer Gordon Lundy.
In the report submitted to council, the requested increase in funding is for up to an additional $10,000 in order to account for the estimated 25 RCMP officers and Alberta Sheriff’s Department being brought into the community.
Council also addressed the issue of appointing a Deputy Mayor, which will be determined in roughly two months time, after each councillor has had the opportunity to stand in for Decoux during meetings.
“Council is in the habit of deciding the role of deputy mayor on a two-month basis,” said Mayor Decoux, who proposed the schedule.
Director of Legislative and Human Resources Services Lynne Cox also informed Council that a reclassification review of management and administrative positions within the municipality is also underway.
“We are moving towards a close end-point at which time we would go into bargaining,” said Cox. “We are anxious for a management team and council who will work collaboratively for our community.”
The new Council will hold its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9.
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