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 Highlights July 25, 2018 Council Meeting:
Council directed Administration to track Councillors interested in attending the Doug Griffiths', 13 Ways to Kill a Community Presentation happening later in the Fall (through Northern Sunrise County). Council discussed the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Workshop and one of our Councillors is investigating and will perhaps do the course.
Council directed Administration to accept nominations for the Alberta Culture and Tourism Star Awards. Information on the Awards was also forwarded to the Community Services Advisory Board and the Library Board.
Council tabled the Request for Decision for the Repurposing of the Forbes Community Park/Playground to an Off-Leash Dog Park until further information is received from the Community Services Advisory Board including a detailed plan and budget.
Council directed Administration to contact our smaller community neighbors to have a meeting with Mayor Barry Morishita, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association President as he visits Grimshaw during his Alberta Tour on August 5, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Council approved the use of the Grader for the upcoming North Peace Stampede (August 3, 4 & 5, 2018). Council accepted the Subdivision Plan from Mackenzie Municipal Services Agency for Lot 27 & 28, Block 4, Plan 471 EO.
Council discussed the ATCO Electric Franchise Fee for 2019 and made a motion to have it remain at 6%.
Bylaws & Policies
Council passed the Public Participation Policy. The Policy will be shared on the Town's Website and on Facebook. The purpose of this policy is to underscore the value and role of public participation in the Town of Grimshaw and create meaningful opportunities for stakeholders within the Town to actively participate in the municipal decision-making process.
Information and Correspondence Viewed as Information
Letter from Neil Sandboe — regarding the Autumn Lodge
Highlights from North Peace Housing Foundation Business Plan for 2019 to 2021
Synopsis for July 2018 from North Peace Housing Foundation
Bulletin regarding CanWest Air — Air Ambulance Services at the Peace River Airport
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.