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Innisfail Stepping Up Search For New CAO


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By Sheldon Spackman

Innisfail Town Council has given the green light for efforts to be stepped up in a search for a new CAO. During their regular meeting this week, a professional search firm was hired to conduct the process. Ravenhill Group Inc. was approved by Council to carry out the task. The $21,000 cost will be funded from the Town’s 2017 Operating Contingency account. Current CAO Helen Dietz announced her retirement last December, and will work her final day with the Town on Friday, June 30th.

Elsewhere, Council approved a new waste collection contract that will see service provided by Waste Management Canada until 2018. The current contract was set to expire in April. Waste Management Canada, which has provided the Town’s curbside garbage and commercial pickup since 2002, was approved for the new one-year contract. Automation of Innisfail’s waste collection will also be considered towards the end of the new contract, with the public consulted about the cost and different options before it expires.

Also, a new three-year service agreement was been signed with Parkland Community Planning Services (PCPS) for continued current-day and long-range planning, subdivision processing and technical advice, among other services. Through the contract, the Town’s minimum annual obligation will decrease by more than half, dropping to $40,000 from over $85,000 due to a new business model being implemented by PCPS. PCPS provides shared planning services to its municipal members on a non-profit basis.

Innisfail’s current agreement with PCPS is set to expire at the end of March, with the new agreement coming into effect on April 1st.

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