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Eckville Town Council to fund FCSS for three more years

Council voted on a three-year funding agreement rather than the usual one-year on Jan. 16

The Town of Eckille will continue to contribute funding to FCSS for the next three years.

At the regular meeting on Jan. 13 council voted to approve the Family and Community Support Services Funding Agreement beginning this month through to Dec. 31, 2022.

In the past the agreement had been renewed annually, but the provincial government is looking for three-year funding agreements instead.

The annual contribution amount from the Town will remain the same at $7,373, with a total contribution of $29,493 by the end of 2022.

Monday night’s meeting also saw council formally appoint Animal Control Officers.

The four individuals are provided and employed by Animal Control Services/Klassic Kennels and will be required to sign a formal “Oath of Office” with the Town.

These individuals enforce the animal control bylaws within the Town boundaries.

Additionally, council also gave first, second and third reading to the Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework Bylaw (Bylaw 762-20).

Lacombe County Council also gave all three readings to the bylaw adopting the “Town of Eckville and Lacombe County Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework Master Agreement.”

As stated in the Management Report the solar power generation project at the arena has a tentative commencement date of March 15.

The solar street lights have arrived and Administration will be selecting a contractor to assemble and install them.

Moreover, this season the Community in Bloom Committee is looking to choose a cohesive flower colour scheme for the town.

They will be enlisting the help of the Eckville Elementary School students through a vote at the end of the month.

Residents will be encouraged to follow the colour scheme when planting in the spring to match the hanging baskets and new beds in front of the street lights on Main Street.

The next regular meeting of council is Jan. 27.

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