This is an update for our ratepayers as there has been a few concerns regarding town employees.
Town council professionally approached the town maintenance employee regarding intended modification to his hours of work per week, to commence February 1, 2021. Unfortunately, the employee was not in agreement with council’s decision and chose to resign his position. We will actively be seeking a new qualified employee. In the mean time the water & waste water facilities are going to be overseen by a certified operator from another community until the town hires someone to take over these duties.
It has been suggested that council members perform the employee duties, this is strictly prohibited by the Municipalities Act, Section 112, and council will try to make this transition as soon as possible.
The town office is open Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to noon & 1:00 p.m. to 5:0 p.m., based on 32 hours per week, as is the town administrators salary.
As per agreement between the town and the R.M. of Deer Forks #232, the town administrator is hired to clean the office, a day in lieu is not given.
We thank you for your understanding and patience.