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Council Meeting Highlights - June 27, 2024

🔵 Park Naming Results Council reviewed input collected from residents to assist in naming the new park in Berwyn. The feedback has been shortlisted, and now residents are asked to provide the final vote to determine the park's name from the following options: Rod and Irene Crumb Park, Berds Park, Norm Allen Park, Berwyn Community Park, Community Climbers, and The Mark Park. Residents can vote on the Village of Berwyn Facebook Page, by emailing, or by calling the Village office at 780-338-3922 with your preferred name. The new park was made possible by funding from an Alberta Government Grant.

🔵 Fallen Soldiers Memorial Plaques Council reviewed feedback from residents who identified soldiers from the Berwyn area from a listing provided by the Fallen Soldiers of Alberta. Council approved allocating $300 for plaques for each of the five individuals identified.

🔵 Victim Services Funding Request Council approved $300 in funding for Peace Regional Victim Services, acknowledging the vital support they provide to residents in need during difficult times.

🔵 Council Welcomes Jatin Saini Council welcomed Jatin Saini to the Village of Berwyn as Finance Clerk. Jatin is replacing Greta Vasadi, whose official last day with the Village was June 26, 2024. Council extends appreciation to Greta for her service and contributions to the Village of Berwyn and wishes her well as she relocates to Africa.

🔵 Cheque Signing Authority Council approved the appointment of Jatin Saini as a signing authority for the Village of Berwyn and the removal of Greta Vasadi, the former Finance Clerk, from the signing authority list.

🔵 CAO Report The Village of Berwyn CAO, Matthew Norburn, provided Council with an update on day-to-day operations and the progress of several key projects. He reported on the Mainstreet construction, the Mainstreet community celebration scheduled for August 24, the Berwyn Chamber Business Mixer event, and the Iwantwireless upgrade, which will offer fiber-like internet speeds to Berwyn residents.

🔵 FCSS Update Council reviewed a report from Tracy Halerwich, the Director of Grimshaw Community Services, detailing the events and programs organized, supported, and hosted by the department in Berwyn and the surrounding region. Council expressed their gratitude to Tracy and the FCSS team for their dedication and effort in delivering a wide range of programs to the Village of Berwyn and the broader community. They acknowledged the positive feedback received from residents and appreciated the variety of activities offered in Berwyn.

🔵 Council Meeting Schedule Council moved that the Village of Berwyn reduce the number of meetings to one per month during the months of July, August, and December 2024. Village of Berwyn Council Meetings will be held on December 19, August 22, and July 25, 2024.

🔵 New Signs and Speed Bumps Council approved purchasing one additional stop sign, two additional speed bumps, and two warning signs to enhance road safety in the Village of Berwyn.

🔵 ATCO Franchise Agreement

First reading of Bylaw No. 713 regarding a new 10-year agreement with ATCO.

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