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Goode thanked for contributions to the Town

Posted on April 28, 2022 by Maple Creek

Change was in the air at Maple Creek Town Council on Monday evening.
For Tony Goode, it was his last Council meeting as interim chief administrative officer, a job he has done since February 2.
Sitting in the Council chamber, observing, but not participating, was Barry Elliott on his first day as the Town’s new CAO.
Council and Mayor thanked Goode for his contributions.
Michelle McKenzie, the Mayor, praised Goode for keeping the municipality on an “even keel”.
“Thank you on behalf of Council and myself,” she said, adding that she is sure Town staff appreciated everything that he had done.
McKenzie also welcomed Elliott, saying that he would be at the table at the next Council meeting.
Councillor Cara Teichroeb said: “I just want to say thank you, Tony, for coming down and minding the ship. I hope you enjoy the final few days … we appreciate the time that you have spent here and hopefully you take a little bit of Maple Creek with you.”
She hoped there would be a smooth handing over of the administration torch to Barry Elliott.
With a smile, Goode responded that he would be leaving with four or five Maple Creek T-shirts, and planned to pick up some beer as well.
Councillor Tina Cresswell echoed Councillor Teichroeb’s comments.
“I would like to invite you back some time. I know it’s a long drive for you, but come back in the summer when it’s not snowing and we have power.”
Goode, a retired CAO, comes from Alberta, and has worked in Wetaskiwin, Nanton and Bashaw.
Although only three months in Maple Creek, he has made his mark.
He provided key input into Council’s decision to delay the swimming pool project, believing it would place too big a financial burden on the municipality.
His advice was that Council should pursue a regional concept involving Rural Municipalities in the area. Under a partnership arrangement, costs and responsibilities would be shared.
Goode, who leaves Maple Creek on Friday, was also involved in planning in the aftermath of the April 5 storm that knocked out many power poles in the area.
He was part of an emergency response team headed by Councillor Len Barkman, deputy mayor that met at the community fire hall.

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