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Town updates recreation board bylaw

Posted on July 6, 2017 by Vauxhall Advance

By Nikki Jamieson
Vauxhall Advance
njamieson@tabertimes.com

Members serving on Vauxhall recreation board have a new set of rules to govern them.

During their regular June 19 meeting, Vauxhall town council reviewed Bylaw No. 914-17 — or the Vauxhall and District Recreation Board Bylaw.

Administration had gotten back to council with a request presented at their last meeting, saying that M.D. councillors represented the M.D. when serving on a board.

A bit of confusion ensued over what reading they were on for the bylaw, as according to the agenda package, council was to perform second and third reading of the bylaw. However, in the minutes of their June 5 meeting, they had.

“I went right to the back so I knew where I was at,” said Margaret Plumtree, mayor of Vauxhall, referring to the back page of bylaws which typically indicate the days when each reading is performed with the mayor’s signature.

This bylaw replaces Bylaw No. 896-15, or the previous Vauxhall and District Recreation Board Bylaw, upon it’s third and final reading. Some of the changes to the bylaw include;

• Under Conduct Meeting, section two was advised to have the board appoint someone to record the meetings, and another section was added to have a town staff member act in an advisory capacity for the board. In the previous bylaw, the section had the town appointing a town staff member to act in an advisory position and to record meetings.

• Under Conduct Meetings, a section was added to state that the time and place of the board’s meetings will be determined by the board’s chair.

Council performed the third and final reading of the bylaw.

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