Town of Grimshaw Council Meetings
Council meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Town of Grimshaw Council Chambers located at 5005 – 53 Avenue. If you would like to be put on the agenda please contact our CAO, Brian Allen or our Municipal Secretary, Cindy Olyowsky at (780) 332-4626 by Thursday, the week before the meeting.
The following link will take you to Civic Web, where you will find the most recent Agendas, Previous Minutes, Bylaws and eventually policies.
Council Meeting Highlights - September 12th, 2018
· The Town’s Speed Reader Board has been moved from Kinsmen Park to closer to the Schools (statistics will be shared on our Social Media sites soon).
· The September 26, 2018 Council Meeting has been cancelled. Five of our Councillors will be heading to the annual yearly Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) Convention in Red Deer.
· Public Works summer projects are done for this year.
· Council has set a budget/strategic planning meeting for October 18th at 5:30 pm.
Bylaws & Policies
· Council received a letter from a resident regarding the herbicide, RoundUp – The Town of Grimshaw accepted this letter as information.
· Council approved that the ATCO Gas Franchise Fee remain at 30%.
· Council agreed to hire a consultant to assist in the Chief Administrative Officer’s appraisal.
· Council supports AUMA Resolutions 2018 A2, A5, A9 and A 10 to be voted on at the AUMA Convention in Red Deer and Council accepted the other AUMA Resolutions as information.
· Council adopted the Harassment and Violence Prevention Policy.
Information and Correspondence Viewed as Information
· Mackenzie Municipal Services Agency approved the subdivision of Lots 27&28; Block 4; Plan 471 EO
· Peace Regional Economic Development Alliance (PREDA) – upcoming Plant Protein Alliance Tour will be in Grimshaw on Thursday, September 22nd from 12:00 to 1:30 pm at the Mile Zero Regional Multiplex.
Council reviewed and accepted the Monthly Department Reports as presented.
Town of Grimshaw Council
Mayor Bob Regal
Having moved to Grimshaw 30 plus years ago we found a wonderful small town that offered “the sense of community” that we wanted to raise our family in and decided to make Grimshaw our home. About the mid 1990’s I was approached to run for Town Council and thought that if elected it would be an opportunity to give back to the community and I still have that feeling today.
Deputy Mayor Dirk Thompson
I am Dirk Thompson. I was raised in Grimshaw all my life and have raised my family here. I have worked within Grimshaw for the better part of my life. I am honored once again to be on Council and hope we can bring more to enhance our community.
Councillor Steve Hennings
My wife and I along with our two children moved to Grimshaw in 2014. We enjoy the small town friendly atmosphere that Grimshaw has to offer and find that it is a great place to raise a family. I am an active volunteer in several minor sports programs as I enjoy giving back to the community. I joined the Town Council because I wanted to contribute more to this community and I feel that I will be a valuable asset to the decision- making team.
Councillor Stacey Messner
I married into a Peace country family and I have lived in Grimshaw since 2011. I am educated and have worked hard in the field of Human Resources for over sixteen years and I currently operate a consulting practice for small businesses in the Peace Region. I value my community and creating a sense of belonging for all individuals by ensuring services and supports are effectively managed for sustainability.
Councillor Colleen Sklapsky
I was born and raised in Grimshaw and have chosen to raise my family here. Grimshaw is where my roots are. Grimshaw is my “hometownforever” town. Community service and political engagement was just part of growing up in my home. From the time I was very young my parents instilled in me that giving back was not optional in our society. Volunteerism is one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself and your community. I have had the pleasure to sit on many volunteer boards and committees over the past 50 years here in Grimshaw. Over those years, I have learned that the talents and passion of our community members is endless. Please reach out to me – let me know what you see in our Town that is good, what is great and what you think needs to be done better. I always enjoy connecting with other people that share this great Town of ours. Being elected again to serve as councillor will grant me the privilege to be involved in keeping our town as the best in the region to live, work and play.
Councillor Dennis Sukeroff
I was born and raised in the Berwyn/Grimshaw community and have recently purchased a house here in town (very exciting). Joining Town Council was a big decision for me, and one that I hope will open up new opportunities for myself and our growing community. I hope that I, along with the rest of my fellow Council, can be a big part of this great town’s greater future.
Councillor Wendy Wald
I have lived in this region my entire life. My husband, Mel and I raised our two children Corey and Randi here. I worked for the Town of Grimshaw for almost 20 years and recently retired from the administration department. I truly enjoyed working in Municipal Government and being of service to the community. I look forward to using that experience in making decisions as a councillor in the next chapter with the Town.