Indian Head Council
Indian Head town council held its regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.
Councillor Melissa Moses submitted a letter of resignation, effective immediately. A by-election will be scheduled for Nov. 8 to fill the vacancy until the next regular municipal election in fall 2024.
During a visit to Indian Head last month, local MLA Don McMorris suggested to Councillor Nathan Longeau that the town prepare a letter of support for establishing an addiction recovery facility in Indian Head. Prior to its relocation to Regina, the Pine Lodge Addiction Recovery Centre had been an integral part of the community for more than 30 years. Council recognized that it not only provided valuable service to individuals struggling with addiction, but also contributed positively to the town’s economy by providing employment and through the procurement of goods and services. McMorris suggested that a letter of support from the town could assist the government in deciding where to establish similar treatment facilities in the future. Council reviewed a draft of the letter and approved it to be sent to McMorris and Rural Health Minister Tim McLeod.
The town has been considering options for expanding or renovating the A.J.M. Davies Arena since the community’s hockey program is outgrowing the available change rooms. Grant funding has not been obtained for major renovations so, at a previous meeting, council agreed to add an interior wall to create a hallway and form an additional change room near the men’s washroom on the west side of the building. The project was tendered and on Sept. 11, council accepted a bid for $5,672 from G Force Builders.
Council also reviewed bids from two companies to remove six elm trees following the Dutch Elm Disease survey. They accepted a proposal for $13,320 from Westman Tree Service. Public Works employees will grind the stumps after the trees are removed.