The following are selected briefs of the Nov. 18 meeting of Vauxhall town council.
Dissolving the Vauxhall and District Recreation Board
Council voted unanimously to pass third and final reading of Dissolving the Vauxhall and District Recreation Board Bylaw 957-19.
Vauxhall and District Recreation Board Bylaw 914-17 was passed by previous council on June 19, 2017.
Council voted unanimously to maintain the status quo of $300 with regard to staff bonuses. Coun. Kim Cawley declared a pecuniary interest and excused herself from the discussion and vote.
Town of Vauxhall Budget
Council heard a lengthy discourse from Coun. Ray Coad about some of the varying approaches to budget deliberations he has seen implemented during his experience in municipal government, and what approach might best fit the Town of Vauxhall situation.
After some discussion, a majority of council appeared to favour approaching the municipal budget deliberations as a committee of the whole. Estimates of the time needed to complete this process with an eye toward future meeting scheduling was also deliberated.
No formal resolution was passed by council.
SouthGrow Market Study
Council voted unanimously to decline participation in a regional labour market study in partnership with Lethbridge College and Economic Development Lethbridge.
The study is focused on identifying labour and skills gaps in the region in order to inform community business retention and expansion efforts.
Inclusion in the project was expected to cost the town roughly $5,000, but SouthGrow would point out that a stand-alone study done independently would cost between $10,000 – $15,000.