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M.D. discusses Community Futures

Posted on March 28, 2014 by Vauxhall Advance

A proposed partnership between Taber, the M.D., and Community Futures appears to be over before it even really started.

At their regular meeting on March 11, the Municipal District of Taber council discussed a notice received from Town of Taber Chief Operating Officer Greg Birch, advising the M.D. of Taber council’s decision during their regular meeting on Feb. 10 not to pursue a proposed partnership to create a shared Economic Development Officer position.

There was some confusion regarding the letter, as Reeve Brian Brewin said the M.D. hadn’t asked for a decision on  the proposal, but instead simply asked for some more information.

“This is kind of confusing,” said Brewin. “At our last meeting, what we asked for was information, clarification, and kind of a job description. It looks like (Town of Taber council) jumped the gun a little bit.”

Community Futures is a network of not-for-profit corporations which work within the community to aid in rural economic growth, provide small business loans, and provide small business coaching, planning, and development.

Small business development is vital in rural Alberta to the communities who depend on them for services, jobs, and by adding cash to local economies.

Following discussion, council decided to table the letter for information purposes.

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