by Lucie Roy
The Town of Legal held their regular Council Meeting Apr. 7, a day later than normal due to the Easter long weekend. A number of items were discussed and decided upon.
Communities in Bloom
Council approved participating in Communities in Bloom in 2016. Legal involvement in the initiative in the past resulted in a win in one of the categories. The program has competitive, and friends categories and has economic, social and environmental impact through the enhancement of green spaces. although they missed the deadline for 2015, Council approved participating again next year.
Administration will approach the Legal Garden Club next year to gauge their interest in planting flowers and spearheading the project.
The Town of Legal will host a Household and Hazardous Waste Round Up in partnership with Sturgeon County June 13. Council approved the event to a maximum cost of $2500.
Last year’s event resulted in the collection of 18 TVs and monitors, three computers, five photocopiers, and a number of scanners and fax machines. Additionally, the roundup collected two bins worth of aerosol and paint cans, and other hazardous waste items.
The 4-H Club will work with the Town again this year for the collection of tires and TVs and other computer components.
The Town of Legal has a number of spring and summer events planned, including a Bike Safety Clinic May 20 and seniors’ entertainment June 3. Council proclaimed National Health and Fitness Day for June 6 and are planning some field trips with the Summer Playground.
Fate of the Fête
Councillor Pat Hills said the consensus for the Fête au Village this year was to make it a three-day event. Organizers believe the longer event will give those in the demolition derby and some of the volunteers an opportunity to partake in some of the weekend’s other festivities.
There will be no entry fee at the gate, but people will pay $3 for the pancake breakfast, and for entrance to the demolition derby on Sunday. Food trucks will be on site for the derby to alleviate some of the demands on volunteers.
The bigger event will also have a bigger fireworks display. Last year memorial donations were made to the Fête in Roland St. Jean’s name. St. Jean passed away Aug. 22 at the age of 55. The Town received a request from St. Jean’s wife, Tammy, to have all of the fireworks set off in one year. The result will be a display with more than $4,000 in fireworks.
Capital Region Board
Council members will attend the Capital Region Board’s (CRB) Sub-Regional Governance Seminar Apr. 22 at the cultural centre in Morinville. Two matters of interest to Legal Council are Governance vs. Administrative Roles and Rules of Procedure in Council meetings to advance the CRB agenda.
The CRB Growth Plan Update information sessions include an Apr. 15 session in Sturgeon County Council Chambers. Some Council members will attend.
Tour to stop in Legal
The 2015 Tour de l’Alberta cycling event will take place Aug. 9. Organizers have requested the Town of Legal to partner by letting them the use of the gazebo, lavatory and arena for the bike participants. Council approved the request.