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Newly elected City of Cold Lake council ready to get down to business

On Tuesday, elected councillors were sworn in for a four-year term before taking their seats and getting down to business. The World Angling League is hoping to catch the eye of the City of Cold Lake.
The newly elected City of Cold Lake council is ready to get down to business.
The newly elected City of Cold Lake council is ready to get down to business.

On Tuesday, elected councillors were sworn in for a four-year term before taking their seats and getting down to business.

The World Angling League is hoping to catch the eye of the City of Cold Lake.
During the regular council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24, Martin Taylor, director of the World Angling League, pitched the start up of the Kinosoo Fishing Club of Alberta.
The marketing and branding initiative would put Cold Lake on the map of anglers across the country, Taylor believes.
"A lot of it is around the branding... It's closely associating the city with fishing through the formation of the Kinosoo Fishing Club of Alberta," he expressed.
Council will discuss the opportunity further at a future council meeting.
Read more about his presentation in Tuesday's edition of the Regional.

Kyla Hunter, shelter manager for the Lakeland Humane Society (LHS) is hoping city council will consider increasing their funding to the shelter for 2018.
The shelter provides pound services for Cold Lake, taking in any strays brought in from within the city limits, regardless of how full they are.
"The cost of providing care for strays has risen exponentially," said Hunter. "In 2016, the cost of caring for the 414 animals impounded in Cold Lake was $380,606. On average, the cost breaks down to $740 per animal."
The LHS is looking for $217,020 in financial support from the city for next year. This funding would be paid in 12-monthly installments of $18,085.
Council will discuss funding options during their 2018 budget deliberations.
For the full story, pick up next week's Regional.

The Cold Lake Library Board was also seeking additional funding for the upcoming fiscal year.
Cynthia Sloychuk, board chair, gave a break down of the number of active library users, the library's programming, and what exactly is available to residents.
For their 2018 budget, the library is expecting over $645,000 in expenses. Of those expenditures, $137,600 is set aside for operating costs, while $18,300 is plan of service, which includes programming. The remaining $489,332 is slated for salaries and training.
They are hoping the city will boost their contribution by about $4,000, for a total of $434,314.
Keep an eye out for the full story.

The Cold Lake Seniors' Society approached council about funding for 2018.
With over 215 of their members from within Cold Lake, 44 from the MD of Bonnyville, and another 25 from outlying communities, they are hoping council will consider funding the society $10,000 for their 2018 programming.
Keep an eye out for the full story.

Proposed changes to the Cold Lake Taxi Bylaw were taken to public hearing during Tuesday's meeting.
When no residents came forward to protest or applaud the changes, council approved a motion to pass second and third reading of the bylaw at a future council meeting.

Council passed a motion to allow the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) to submit a grant application for the Alberta government's Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) Program.
EDAC will be applying for the $25,000 matching grant for the development of an Economic Development Strategic Plan.

It was a lengthy discussion among councillors when it came to how they would support the local food bank, after the non-profit requested a $548 fee be waived.
Council agreed that their best route to take would be to donate $500, rather than waive their permit fee.