Coun. Ted Dillon was presented with a certificate, bar and medal, in recognition of 30 years of service to fire services at the beginning of town council’s regular meeting on Oct. 13.
“The fire services exemplary service medal is awarded to Edward Dillon in recognition of 30 years of loyal and exemplary service to the public safety of Canada,” said Ponoka County Regional Fire Services Chief Dennis Jones.
The gallery was full of his family members, according to Coun. Kevin Ferguson.
Council is still limited to 15 people attending in-person, so meetings are still being broadcast over Zoom.
Master plans approved
After nearly two years of development and public consultation, town council approved the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) and the Urban Framework Master Plan (UFMP).
The documents identify priorities and opportunities for Ponoka.
The online Versitee application was live for 18 months, gathering feedback from residents. It was the first time a municipality had used that kind of engagement to develop a TMP.
It is now being used by other municipalities.
Ryan Betker of MacElhanney Consulting Services reviewed the plans with council.
ATCO Franchise fee rate
Council approved increasing the ATCO franchise fee rate to 23 percent effective Jan. 1, 2021.