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Coalhurst town council discuss strategic plan

Posted on May 11, 2022 by Sunny South News

By Kenyon Stronski
Sunny South News

The Town of Coalhurst is beginning to discuss updates to their strategic plan.

An update to the strategic plan passed through council’s hands at their May 3 regular meeting and they are discussing attending a conference in Waterton and meeting with Strategic Steps.

Strategic Steps is a consultancy that provides guidance and strategic steps to assist organizations usually working with governments, public and private sector organizations, and non-profits in Canada regarding governance, leadership, and organization.

“I guess just to let you know where things are at, we talked about the June third or fourth weekend as a possibility to go; we talked about Waterton, so I have arrangements made with Waterton at the Waterton Lakes Lodge,” began CAO Kim Hauta. “I have talked to Strategic Steps as well and they’ll be flying into Lethbridge on the Friday at 11 a.m., so they’re talking that possibly. If it’s Waterton, a 3 p.m. start will be talked about and details will be finalized sooner to the date. There is the pre-session survey and I have that and it will be sent out tomorrow. There’s one for council and one for administration and management to be submitted prior too and they’re looking for the end of next week for responses on that survey.”

Mayor Lyndsay Montina opened the questioning, asking what staff would be attending the weekend.

“It sounds like both the director of Operations and the director of Corporate Services will be available at this point.”

Montina then said, “That’s great, I think it would be nice for us to have a dinner together somewhere that evening as a group. I haven’t been to Waterton in a while. Just to do that kind of thing to end that Friday would be nice, otherwise, in my opinion, we don’t need a suite, we can just kind of hang out in the banquet room if we want to. I think it will be a really great weekend and I’m looking forward to it, thank you for getting all that together.”

“So we can put that in and finalize, we’ll let you know, and we’re looking forward to the survey this week,” said Hauta.

Montina also wondered when the community consultations would start.

“It sounded like that some would be virtual and some would be dealt with differently, so I would assume they’d be done prior to so they’d have the results prior to the situation,” responded Hauta.

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