CAO Morton announces departure from Town of Kindersley

‘We will begin our search for a new CAO immediately,’ says the mayor

CAO Morton announces departure from Town of KindersleyClarion staff Bernie Morton, the Town of Kindersley’s chief administrative officer (CAO) since 2012, has announced his resignation to pursue other professional opportunities. His last official day will be July 20. “It is with deep appreciation and some sadness that we accept Bernie’s resignation and wish him well as he pursues the next stage of…

Kindersley budget contains major capital spending

Expenditures of $23.1 million and revenues of $17.1 million mean $6 million is needed through borrowing and transfers from reserves

Kindersley budget contains major capital spendingKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley’s 2018 budget contains the largest capital investment for several years to come with nearly $11.5 million in capital expenditures. Council members approved the 2018 budget at a meeting on May 7. With expenditures of more than $23.1 million and revenues of more than $17.1 million, there…

Town’s $23-million budget includes three major projects

The aquatics centre and landfill started in 2017 and are scheduled for completion in 2018. The fire hall is also planned for completion this year

Town’s $23-million budget includes three major projectsKenneth Brown of The Clarion Kindersley council has adopted the town’s 2018 budget and the expenditures include three major capital projects including the aquatics centre. The Town of Kindersley adopted a total budget of more than $23.1 million at a special meeting of council held on May 7 at 8:30 a.m. It contains nearly $11.5…

Council approves contractors for upcoming projects

Nine applicants will benefit from the town’s Community Grant Program; pest control service bid accepted

Council approves contractors for upcoming projectsKenneth Brown of The Clarion Town council has given approval to the three contractors that will work on the town’s asphalt, concrete and deep services projects in 2018. Three separate resolutions were passed at a council meeting on April 23 to approve the contractors. Mayor Rod Perkins said council members discussed the project submissions during…

Town fills vacant council seat

Rob Anderson was the only person to submit nomination papers by the deadline on March 7, so he was acclaimed

Town fills vacant council seatKenneth Brown of The Clarion There will be no byelection to fill the vacant council seat created by the town’s former deputy mayor. Rob Anderson has been elected to council by acclamation. Anderson was the only person to submit nomination papers by the deadline on March 7, so he was acclaimed to council. Anderson took…

Council working on industrial area road improvement

Heavy-haul traffic in the industrial area has a large impact on the roads, so council is studying ways to fund improvements

Council working on industrial area road improvementKenneth Brown of The Clarion The Town of Kindersley wants to improve its roads in the industrial area, and officials are discussing options to direct funding towards the road improvements. Town officials discussed the establishment of a new Industrial Road Reserve on Feb. 12 at a regular meeting of council. No decisions were made at…

Minor ball delegate lays out field plans for town council

Town council byelection to replace Ken Francis has been set for April 11. Nominations close on March 7

Minor ball delegate lays out field plans for town councilKenneth Brown of The Clarion Kindersley Minor Ball (KMB) has an ambitious plan they’ve presented to town officials. Chad Miller, the KMB president, shared plans with town council on Feb. 12 and detailed the organization’s proposed expenditures for 2018. He noted that the budget for capital improvements already included $40,000 in the approved preliminary budget…

2017 Year in Review – Part 3

The events that shaped the community and the people whose influence left indelible marks

2017 Year in Review – Part 3This is Part 3, the last of a look back at 2017. Oct. 11 The Kindersley and District Health and Wellness Foundation (KDHWF) has wrapped up a fundraising campaign to upgrade more than 100 rooms at the integrated health centre. In February 2016, the KDHWF launched its Revitalize-A-Room campaign with the goal of raising more…

Water main breaks keep town staff busy

The town’s annual operating budget includes money for anticipated water main repairs and reserve funds could also be accessed

Water main breaks keep town staff busyKenneth Brown of The Clarion There have been three water main breaks during the 2017-18 fall and winter season with the most recent one at the corner of Eighth and Third Street West. Water service was disrupted on Jan. 5 to several residents of Eighth Street West, all residents of King Drive and to one…

2017 Year in Review – Part 2

A look at the events and news in Kindersley and region from May through early October

2017 Year in Review – Part 2May 10 What do you get when you have a retired chemist, an elderly playboy and four menopausal women in the same play? You get a whole bunch of hilarity on the stage. Members of the Kindersley Players proved just that with five performances over two weeks of a play titled “Sex Please, We’re Sixty”…