City report full of interesting tidbits

By Geoff Lee

May 10, 2016 11:40 AM

Fact finders will have a field day reading all the data in the city of Lloydminster’s 2015 Report to the Community.

The comprehensive 36-page document released May 5 provides a detailed snapshot of the city’s activities in 2015 on a departmental basis.
You might not need to know public works replaced 600 water meters or used 204 barrels of instant road repair last year, but the information is there for the asking.

The report also includes city highlights, and makes note of the passage in December of the 2016 budget currently being rolled out.

Another forward looking accomplishment in the report is the city three-year Strategic Plan from 2015-17 that Mayor Rob Saunders comments on in his message to residents.

He says the plan sets the tone for future growth, fiscal responsibility and healthy relationships.

“The mission, vision and values outlined in this document have set a clear and positive direction for council and administration to follow through 2016 and beyond,” said Saunders.

The 2015 report also toots a horn to the city’s Your Voice forums that kicked off in November with the last one held May 5 at College Park School.
The Your Voice series is aimed at providing an informal setting for residents to have face-to-face discussions with city council and administration.

The development of the city’s Transportation Master Plan was on the agenda of a previous Your Voice forum to present progress made in 2015 to the public.

Another highlight of the report that will carry over into the future is the city plans to position Lloydminster as a diverse and inclusive city.
It notes community events such as the Neighbourhood Block Party, Canada Day, Summer Streetfest, Harvest Festival and Winterfest as examples of how that is working.

City manager Glenn Carroll takes care to remind residents in his message that 2015 was the year the city mourned the loss of long term fire chief Todd Gustavson.

“While deeply saddened by Todd’s sudden passing, we were moved by the way in which his fellow members rallied around one another, emerging from their grief strong and united,” he said.

The full 2015 report can be accessed on the city’s web site at http://lloydminster.ca/CommunityReports.

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