By Stu Salkeld, Native Journalism Initiative ReporterEast Central Alberta Evaluate
Tue., Sept. 14, 2021timer3 min. learn
The Village of Clive will shut its workplace each Sept. 30 as its council voted to formally acknowledge the Nationwide Day for Reality and Reconciliation. The choice was made on the Sept. 13 common assembly of council.
Village Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Carla Kenney offered councillors with a report on the Nationwide Day for Reality and Reconciliation, which has been acknowledged by the federal authorities as a statutory vacation.
Sept. 30 is also called “Orange Shirt Day” and in accordance with Wikipedia “…is designed to educate people and promote awareness in Canada about the Indian residential school system and the impact it has had on Indigenous communities for over a century—an impact recognized as a cultural genocide, and an impact that continues today.”
Nevertheless, Kenney famous the Authorities of Alberta doesn’t acknowledge the vacation and left it as much as municipalities to determine whether or not to offer staff the time without work or not.
Kenney’s report listed all federal and provincial holidays and famous Clive has historically adopted all federal statutory holidays by way of its personnel coverage.
The CAO famous she contacted another municipalities to see how they’re dealing with the Sept. 30 vacation and it appears approaches differ. Some should not recognizing the day, others are utilizing the day for indigenous consciousness coaching and a few are adopting it as a statutory vacation.
Coun. Jeremy Whelan acknowledged he thought some indigenous communities will start providing packages on Sept. 30 and making the day a vacation would give employees an opportunity to attend these.
Coun. Susan Russell acknowledged Canada Day and Thanksgiving are statutory holidays so the Nationwide Day for Reality and Reconciliation needs to be too.
Mayor Lucy Henry acknowledged it was good to listen to councillors voice help for reconciliation with the indigenous neighborhood and added that Clive is thought to be an inclusive neighborhood.
Councillors accepted including the Nationwide Day for Reality and Reconciliation to the listing of statutory holidays the Village of Clive acknowledges.
Vaping stays at dwelling
Councillors learn a report from Kenney on vaping within the village.
Kenney famous the village depends on provincial legislation to deal with tobacco use within the municipality, however Clive does have a hashish bylaw. The bylaw limits hashish use to houses solely.
The CAO acknowledged provincial legislation prohibits smoking and vaping in public buildings and lots of different locations.
Coun. Norma Penney recommended including a be aware to the village utility payments reminding residents in regards to the guidelines surrounding tobacco and vaping.
Councillors accepted Kenney’s report for info.
In her common report back to council Kenney acknowledged throughout the utility billing division 5 “high consumption” notices have just lately been despatched out to some residents.
The CAO acknowledged three of them have been associated to yard watering and two have been seemingly as a consequence of water leaks.
With the municipal election developing in October, Kenney famous 4 candidates have confirmed they are going to run for spots on Clive council, together with incumbents Lucy Henry, Tracy Hallman and Norma Penney together with newcomer Dan Graden.
Kenney acknowledged that a number of different nomination packages went out however haven’t been returned.
The village acquired a grievance about lack of mud management for a portion of Westling Highway south of 51st Ave. Nevertheless, Kenney acknowledged there are not any residents close by and residents are those who pay for mud management.
She additionally famous the carry station work is predicted to be carried out in late 2021 and was delayed by a generator supply.
As properly, the brand new village water line is at the moment beneath building from Alix. Councillors accepted Kenney’s report for info.
City hen bylaw
Councillors handed first studying of the village’s revised bylaw which oversees the ever-present city rooster.
Councillors beforehand agreed to extend the variety of hens every residence could have as much as six.
The bylaw will now be publicly marketed and return for consideration to a future council assembly.