A new community park and business incubator has the Town of Bruderheim council pretty focused.
After being sworn in last October, Bruderheim council was faced with a leave of absence of councillor Garry Bottorff, but that has not slowed them down.
“We’ve got a council with a mix of new and returning councillors and I think that we have a very good team of people coming together and we’ve got a great administration,” said mayor Karl Hauch. “Right now we’re working through things every new council has to start on.”
That included assigning each councillor to their committees and working on a number of initiatives for the town.
“One of them is the community park, that’s a big one and upcoming soon will be our strategy session to come up with our strategy for the next four years,” said Hauch.
Another goal is to maintain or improve the services within the community and focus on sustainability for the future.
Council successfully got through the interim budget process and managed to keep the tax increase very small. Another success was the launch of the business incubator, also known as the Bruderheim Infinity Business Centre, which opened in January.
“The program has a full slate of businesses engaged and actively working in our community. The infinity centre is full,” he boasted.
This was made possible through the provincial Cares Grant and with the support of the Alberta Business Incubator program.
“I think like any new team brought together, it’s a work in progress. I think we have a great opportunity to move our town forward in the future and looking forward to the challenges and working together to make our town the best little town that it can be,” said Hauch.
Hauch mentioned that residents were also very happy with the response from the town’s public works team during the recent snow storms.