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Estevan city council approves 2022 appointments, meeting schedule

Each council member will serve on a number of committees
Estevan city council 2021
The current Estevan city council.

ESTEVAN - Members of Estevan city council will continue to have two open meetings a month for most months in 2022. 

Council approved the meeting schedule during the Dec. 6 meeting. There are 23 meetings on the docket for next year, starting with their first meeting on Jan. 10.  

From there, they will meet at least twice a month, with the exception of July and August, when they will have just one meeting. 

Furthermore, they will meet on the second and fourth Monday of the remaining 10 months, except for December, when they will meet on the second and third Mondays. 

There is also a budget day meeting on Dec. 5. 

Each of the six councillors will spend two months serving as deputy mayor.  

This year city council had two meetings a month, except for January, February and July, to help the four members elected in 2020 with their transition to municipal politics. While there had been concerns about having enough items to discuss for added meetings, many of the sessions were at least an hour in length.  

Council also approved the committee and board appointments for next year. 

Mayor Roy Ludwig will be on the economic development board, the emergency management organization, the Estevan board of police commissioners, the Estevan CP Rail Community Advisory Panel, the Estevan Housing board, the RM of Estevan No. 5-City of Estevan Liaison Committee and the Southern Coal Transition Committee.  

Councillor Lindsay Clark will be part of the Business Improvement District’s board, the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum board, the police board, the Southeast Transportation Planning Committee and the Woodlawn Regional Park board.   

As for Councillor Rebecca Foord, she will be the council representative on the Estevan Bruins board, the Regional Water Association, the St. Joseph’s Hospital Board and the Southeast Air Shed Association.  

Councillor Travis Frank will be on the airport liaison committee, the economic development board, the Estevan Arts Council board and the liaison committee with the RM. 

Committees for Councillor Tony Sernick include the Estevan Exhibition Association, the Estevan Humane Society board, the RM liaison committee and the Souris Valley Theatre board.  

Councillor Shelly Veroba will be on the police board, the Estevan Curling Club board and the Woodlawn Regional Park board.  

The committees for Councillor Kirsten Walliser include the Creighton Lodge Management Committee, the Estevan Public Library board, the Southeast Regional Library Board, the Souris Valley Museum board and the SMILE Services board.