Town council highlights

At its regular meeting, Feb. 11 council agreed the supplementary question to be asked along with the 2013 municipal census

Census questions

At its regular meeting, Feb. 11 council agreed the supplementary question to be asked along with the 2013 municipal census is to be “Have you required after hours (5 p.m. to 8 a.m.) health services in the last 12 months?”

Mayor Susan Samson said she believed such a question may help the town in its quest to obtain an urgent care facility.

Questions earlier proposed by council and eliminated included the following:

“Are you in support of multiplex redevelopment?

Are you in support of the creation of a sand beach on the lake side of the sea wall within the provincial park and if so, how much more would you be willing to pay to the municipal portion of your property tax for that to happen?

What additional businesses would you like to see in the municipality?

Councilor questions firefighters’ role

Administration will look into questions concerning Sylvan Lake firefighters responding to medical emergency calls.

Coun. Laverne Asselstine said he believes Sylvan Lake firefighters face the same issues as those firefighters the City of Lacombe deal with.

“If the person has a medical emergency the ambulance could be coming from wherever,” he said. “And where does that leave our fire department? Are we putting our people in a situation they are not trained for? What about the effect on our firefighters? I don’t think they are properly trained (to deal with medical emergencies).”

Sylvan Lake CAO Betty Osmond agreed Asselstine had asked pertinent questions and the issue deserved a long, hard look.

Student presents petition

Council heard from eight-year-old Dane Ross, a Grade 2 student at Our Lady of the Rosary, who presented a petition to Mayor Susan Samson regarding the lack of recycling options available to apartment dwellers. The petition was signed by about 50 people.

Samson said the petition will be handed over to the public works department and the matter will be investigated.

The mayor commended the youngster for taking the initiative to bring the issue to council.

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