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Magrath council and mayoral reports

Posted on May 5, 2022 by admin

By Kenyon Stronski
Westwind Weekly News

The following are from the minutes of Magrath town council’s Apr. 12 regular meeting of council.
Coun. Ken Baker was the first to present his reports – starting off with the Magrath and District Recreation Committee who held their Annual General Meeting, where Kristen Barfuss remained as the committee Chair and Lauren Brown was added to the board.
According to the minutes, he also said the committee is moving more towards holding activities rather than funding capital projects and they’re interested in coordinating the Fun Run for Magrath Days and are currently working towards bringing back the fishing derby to be held in June. Coun Baker also touched on the Gold Board, noting that memberships are excitedly up by $20,000 compared to last year, and there are more senior members.
Coun. Mark Bennet spoke about the Sustainable Agriculture Partnership, saying that they have moved away from building a greenhouse connected to the school and are, “now focusing on educating parents and students about career opportunities in the agriculture sector and small growing operations.”
According to the minutes, he also attended the Intermunicipal Committee where it was discussed that an agreement is in the works with Cardston County to, “provide potable water to county residents northeast of the town boundary.”
Coun. Darryl Christensen came next, opening with the Tourism Brochure which he notes is progressing nicely. He also talked about the Chinook Arch Regional Library Board who reviewed their financial statements – saying they are in a good financial condition. He also commented that they are, “Looking for ways to provide more support to local libraries.” Alongside this he also spoke on the Magrath Library Board who have been talking about amalgamating the school and town library systems.
Mayor Byrne Cook was last, starting off with his meeting with Marion Carlson from the Cardston County Regional Emergency Management Committee. “Their next step is to meet with all the councils and invite church leaders to participate as well.” He said. He then spoke on the SouthGrow Regional Initiative, where he commented that they will be touring the new exhibition grounds and facilities within Lethbridge.

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