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20 Apr 2007 Five month report
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Now 5 months into my term as councillor and much has happened. It has been an eye-opening experience and I have learnt process within council as it pertains to how things get done. At our winter study session we discussed many different items concerning budget, grants, and some longer term projects we will need some good discussion and decision moving forward. I am chairing the Mayor’s Task force on Communication, I was given a good team and we have now finished the feedback part of the process and now will put our collective findings into recommendations to forward to Council by May 1, 2007. We have a new grants policy that will still need to be finished as we continue to be a council that provides grants, positive gains can be made by providing seed money to various projects and organizations. Steinbach has growen 30% in the last 10 years, without a doubt our former council made many wise decisions having positive effects on our growth. This council will need to be just as dilegent as we too must have a clear vision of where Steinbach needs to go in the next 10 years. One can certianly expect Steinbach to have a population of 15,000 by 2015, lots of work to do! thanks for reading this.
councillor-in-training, Jac