Tag Archives: CAO

Desperate times call for desperate measures

Q. What does that expression “Desperate times call for desperate measures” mean? A. It means that when people get into trouble, for example financial trouble, they may be “backed into a corner” and feel forced to do things they wouldn’t normally … Continue reading

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Mayor, Council and CAO off on a Tangent

Off on a Tangent Since the end of July our municipal leaders have been off on a tear haphazardly ramming through one unbelievably stupid decision after another in what can only be described as the desperate actions of a modern-day … Continue reading

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Tidbits from around Town

Tidbits Some of the interesting things being spoken about around town are… Last night’s Council Meeting: Apparently the Smokeaters (Firemen who put on TITV and are in the midst of lawsuits flying back and forth between them and our municipality) … Continue reading

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CAO’s (cloak and dagger) briefing meetings

Briefing Meetings The other day a revelation hit this community like a lightening bolt strike when we found out our CAO was meeting privately with council to discuss who knows what? Was beer served? Were dancing girls invited to perform? … Continue reading

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CFO has to go…

CFO Concerns Joni MacFarlane’s editorial in this week’s Crowsnest Promoter (see below) raises some SERIOUS legitimate concerns with respect to the management of our municipal finances. Municipal misstep Last month provincial Tories told Albertans they’d missed the mark on energy … Continue reading

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Municipal Burn Pit in Frank Shut Down

Municipal Burn Pit I see in this week’s Crowsnest Promoter, buried deep within the CAO reports to council section, that our municipality after many years of successful operation of our Burn Pit in Frank, that is utilized by residents throughout … Continue reading

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No-Go for Manufacturing Plant

Manufacturing Plant At last night’s council meeting, according to Dean Ward on his blog, it’s a no-go for the much hyped and promoted Quebec Manufacturing Plant setting up shop here. Mayor and CAO have again put the cart in front … Continue reading

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Are pecuniary interest laws being broken and flouted

Pecuniary Interest On at least two or three occasions in the last month or so at various meetings I have attended it has come to my attention that a strong case can be made that certain members of our municipal … Continue reading

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You can put lipstick on a pig but it is still a pig

Lipstick on a pig As most of us know, communications like life, is a two-way street. Not a difficult concept to understand, unless of course you are our municipal council. In today’s Pass Herald is a front page story (not … Continue reading

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Employment Opportunity – Economic Development Officer

Employment Opportunity Please view the link below. The full job description has also been posted on the website under the employment tab. http://www.crowsnestpass.com/component/docman/doc_download/1954-economic-development-officer Well, once again, the municipality is advertising for an Economic Development Officer. Personally, I don’t see the … Continue reading

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