Hythe open house: The county plans to hold an open house for residents of the Hamlet of Hythe on Sept. 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hythe Legion.
The event will allow Hythe residents to meet with county councillors and staff while also allowing the county to become better acquainted with the hamlet’s municipal services, programs and processes.
The Village of Hythe became a hamlet of the County of Grande Prairie on July 1.
Agricultural hall of fame: Walter Paszkowski was recognized and congratulated by council for his induction into the 2020 Alberta Agricultural Hall of Fame.
Paszkowski was born and raised in Sexsmith and “was instrumental in laying the foundation for the modern canola industry in Western Canada,” according to an announcement from the province.
“There is no greater cheerleader of the Peace country than Walter,” said county reeve Leanne Beaupre.
She noted Paszkowski’s involvement in various county organizations and his role in founding the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum.
New digital speed signs: Council approved $10,000 for two new digital speed signs.
Council made the decision due to the need for data to support research from the public works department on available traffic calming measures.
2021 tax sale: Council set a date for the tax sale for Oct. 19 at 2 p.m.
The sale is later than the usual September date so that the county may add any possible Hythe properties.
Wembley curtain denied: The Wembley & District Agricultural Society’s request to repurpose $15,000 previously granted for a divider curtain in the arena’s multipurpose hall was rejected by council.
The society wanted to use these funds to pay for engineering fees to determine the cost of expanding the multi-purpose hall.
Council asked that funding for new projects be submitted as a new request.
Hythe bylaw rescinded: Council rescinded more bylaws from the former village, which were no longer relevant since the dissolution into the county earlier in the month.
Additional bylaws are expected to be rescinded as they are reviewed and incorporated into county bylaws.
Jesse Boily, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Town & Country News