New and old members of City Council are getting brought up to speed ahead of their swearing-in ceremony December 3rd.
Westfort’s Kristen Oliver tells us it was an excellent opportunity to learn about the different roles of city staff.
“This is a great opportunity for exposure to what every city department does within our community and what services they deliver. It’s also a great opportunity for us to come together especially as new councillors to learn from each other and a little bit more of what we want to see in our community and how we can move that forward.”
Neebing’s Cody Fraser tells us he’s been chatting with most of the returning council members.
“Many of the longtime councillors have reached out; they’ve been giving great advice.”
Mayor-elect Bill Mauro tells us it’s going to be a busy time filled with budget meetings in the new year.
“That will begin immediately post New Year. For me, what I’ve said to people is the first four months will really define us over the next four years regarding what we are going to look like, what changes we feel need to be made.”
The new term of City Council will run from 2018-2022.
The new makeup of council heard from city staff Monday on the strategic issues and opportunities before Council.