Red Deer Minute: Missing Manholes, Construction Season, and a City Manager Search

Red Deer Minute: Missing Manholes, Construction Season, and a City Manager Search


Red Deer Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Red Deer politics


This Week In Red Deer:

  • After last week's busy (and highly secret) schedule, things are beginning to slow down at City Hall with only one meeting scheduled.

  • The lone City Council Regular Meeting will be held today at 1:30 pm and will be packed tightly with Second and Third Readings for the new Borrowing Bylaw to support the Red Deer Therapeutic Community. Council will also go in camera (in secret) to discuss a "Human Resource Matter", and back in public will receive a report on a "Code of Conduct Matter".

  • Now that restrictions have been lifted, nightlife is beginning to return to Red Deer. We've no affiliation with them at all, but we did notice that Leah’s Bar and Grill is putting on some old-fashioned pre-COVID karaoke fun on Saturday. There's lots going on, but what better way to catch up with friends and family than with some terrible singing, right?


Last Week In Red Deer:

  • After appointing a new Interim City Manager at last week's Council meeting, the City of Red Deer engaged an undisclosed recruitment firm to find a permanent City Manager. The former City Manager vacated the position in April, unexpectedly announcing his retirement after two years at the helm. The former Manager noted that his tenure was shorter than he'd anticipated, but COVID-19 had since given him a change of heart and he felt he needed to be with his family in Ontario.

  • It’s construction season in Red Deer, and the City gave the green light to expropriation proceedings on three remaining private land parcels accounting for the about 72 hectares needed to widen Hwy 11A.

  • The City has received a higher than normal number of complaints about missing or open manhole covers and catch basins. [Editor: How many is normal?]. Yes, this is a news article about manholes, but it's summer and not much is going on, ok? In all seriousness though, please be careful and keep an eye out for these unnecessary hazards.




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