Town Council approved two annual $500 scholarships that are available to Gull Lake School grade 12 students attending post-secondary education. Applicants are judged on a variety of relevant information, including grades and community service.
On January 1, 2019, the federal government made changes to the tax law surrounding municipal council’s remuneration. The government changed the rules so that one-third of a councilors remuneration is no longer tax-free. Town Council looked at the council remunerations of a number of communities similar in size to Gull Lake and adjusted council remuneration amounts as follows:
Mayor: annual salary of $3,067.00 plus $93.00 per regular/ special meeting attended
Councillor: annual salary of $1,667.00 plus $93.00 per regular/ special meeting attended.
Per Diem: $200.00 per day; $100.00 per ½ day. Per diems are paid anytime a member of council attends meetings outside of regular council meetings. Per Diems are not paid to members of council when attending advisory committee meetings. This includes Cemetery Committee, Heritage Committee, Economic Development Committee, Recreation Board Advisory Committee, Tourism Committee, and Winterfest Committee.
The Roger Aldag sign on the eastbound lane of the number-one highway has deteriorated badly and will be replaced this year. The Economic Development Committee will also be looking at the possibility of making improvements to the existing sign corridor and explore the potential of creating some new sign corridors along the #37 highway south and #1 highway to the east.
Council approved the mayor and one member of the Economic Development Committee to attend the SEDA Intersections for Growth Conference in Regina on May 1st and 2nd.
Bob Francis was reappointed to be the SW urban representative to be elected on the Southwest Transportation Planning Council.
Council approved payment of $29,294.36 to the Gull Lake and District Ambulance Service for the town’s share of the ambulance services projected $101,193.00 deficit. The deficit is cost-shared with several other councils that make up the Gull Lake and District Ambulance Board.
This year will be especially busy for our boards and committees, and we will keep you updated on their events and projects planned for 2109. Council welcomes input and questions from our residents. If you are looking for information have a comment or a suggestion on how we can improve our services, we’d love to hear from you!