On Mar. 1, the Fairview town council carried through the motion regarding Tony Prypysh’s application to be the member-at-large representative for the library board for the Town of Fairview.
The Alta. budget analysis was also released on Feb. 25. There will be a 1.5% increase in the education work requisitions, zero funding for any economic development projects, $64 million for EMS. There was no change in MSI funding, a 52% decrease in infrastructure grants in comparison to 2021, and in general, a 2.4% increase in health services.
The provincial budgets had a surplus amount of around $500 million. With $62.6 billion in revenue, there was $62.1 billion in expenditures.
The council discussed the possibility of putting in electrical vehicle parking lot stations, but the property of interest, the GPRC Fairview Campus parking lot on the south end, must be owned before implementation. A grant cannot be applied until this location is owned.
The RCMP live town hall, planned for Feb. 22, was cancelled. No new date has been confirmed.
The Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF), to be discussed on Mar. 7, will go over the community centre business plan.
The Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting (AGM) is set to occur on Mar. 17. Councillor Paul Buck will be presenting on behalf of the Economic Development Committee.
Councillor Buck also presented to the council an event idea on behalf of the Recreation Advisory Committee, stating, “The Dunvegan gold rush [is] a new thing that we’re working on. We’re hoping to get off the ground this year. [A] triathlon, biking, canoeing, swimming, running type of event that they did in the 80s, and we want to bring it back in the summer.”
There was a concern that crossing the Peace River by canoe may be a liability issue.
An event for people aged eighteen years and up has been planned for Jun. 18. There are hopes that downtown bars will open beer gardens for this event.
Discussed at the last Fairview town council meeting on Feb. 15, the name for the pond located on the east side of Highway 732 by the Cummings Lake Recreation Area and Fairview Golf Course has been decided by town council. “Ruby’s Pond” was decided.