Town of Preeceville Council sets committees

The Town of Preeceville council met for its monthly council meeting on November 13 where the minutes from the October 9 meeting were approved.

Sgt. Derek Friesen of the Canora/Sturgis RCMP detachment met with Town Council to discuss policing statistics for the area, the RCMP’s presence in the community, citizens on patrol, RCMP housing, the new Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network and the recent thefts in Preeceville.

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The Doctor Incentive Agreements between the Town of Preeceville and Dr. Shamsher Singh, and the Town of Preeceville and Dr. Catharina Meyer were approved as presented and the Mayor and Administrator were authorized to sign the agreement on behalf of the Town.

Approval was given to construct a tarp shed and a fence, as per the conditions stated on the permit.

The Council committee and board appointments were approved for the remaining portion of 2016-2020 elected term. Appointed to committees were: Welma Bartel, Stacey Strykowski and Chris Balyski to the finance commitee; Mark Bourassa, Sheldon Luciw and Welma Bartel to the protective committee; Mayor Garth Harris, Darin Newton and Mark Bourassa to the public works committee; Sheldon Luciw, Darin Newton and Chris Balyski to the streets committee; Welma Bartel, Darin Newton and Mark Bourassa to the human resources committee; Sheldon Luciw, Stacey Strykowski and Mayor Garth Harris  to the buildings committee; Stacey Strykowski, Welma Bartel and Mark Bourassa to the nuisance committee; Darin Newton, Welma Bartel and Chris Balyski to the police and bylaws committee; Sheldon Luciw, Mayor Garth Harris and Darin Newton to the waste management committee and Sheldon Luciw and Stacey Strykowski were appointed to the occupational health and safety committee.

Appointed to the town-formed boards were: Mark Bourassa, Welma Bartel and Sheldon Nelson to the ability bus board; Sheldon Luciw and Chris Balyski to the Arena board; Mayor Garth Harris and Mark Bourassa to the economic development/tourism board; Sheldon Luciw and Stacey Strykowski to the sports grounds board; Mark Bourassa, Welma Bartel and Stacey Strykowski to the recreation board; Welma Bartel and Mark Bourassa to the Preeceville Library board and Stacey Strykowski and Darin Newton were appointed to the Community Legion Hall board.

Council members were appointed to boards and committees that requiredcouncil representation.

Welma Bartel and Mark Bourassa were appointed to the Parkland Regional Library board; Mayor Garth Harris and Chris Balyski were appointed to the Roughrider Snowmobile Club; Darin Newton and Sheldon Luciw were appointed to the Mutual Aid Area/Emergency Measures Organization; Sheldon Luciw and Darin Newton were appointed to the North East Area Transportation Planning committee; Sheldon Luciw and Mayor Garth Harris were appointed to Parkland Regional Waste Management; Darin Newton and Welma Bartel were appointed to the Chamber of Commerce; Stacey Strykowski and Mark Bourassa were appointed to the Preeceville and District Health Focus Group/Health Action Committee/Dr. Incentive Committee; Stacey Strykowski and Chris Balyski were appointed to the School Community Council;  Darin Newton, Mayor Garth Harris and Sheldon Luciw were appointed to the Preeceville School gymnasium committee; Mayor Garth Harris and Chris Balyski were appointed to the Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association and Sheldon Luciw was appointed to the Preeceville Lions Family Trail committee.

Council approved the purchase of a new water pump for the sewer jetter.

The Lease Agreement between the Town of Preeceville and the Saskatchewan Health Authority for the Physiotherapy and Public Health space within the Preeceville Administration Building was signed.

The report provided by Mayor Garth Harris and Councillors Darin Newton and Stacey Strykowski regarding the September 18 meeting with Warren Keating, minister of rural and remote health, was accepted as presented.

Council made a sponsorship donation of $375 to the Preeceville Curling Club for the 2019-2020 season.

The Town of Preeceville is investigating the possibility of adding lift station upgrades to the Waste Water Treatment Facility Project.