The Village of Carbon is looking at possibly partnering with its neighbours for bylaw enforcement services.
A Request for Decision was presented to Carbon Council at its Tuesday, February 21 meeting, discussing the possibility of hiring a full-time Peace Officer in concert with Acme, Beiseker and Irricana.
As background, the concept was presented at a Beiseker Council meeting in January. At a preliminary meeting, it was noted each Chief Administrative Officer was to bring the discussion to their respective councils.
Some of the proposed ideas would be Beiseker hires the officer and the village would provide an office and parking space. Shared costs of the department would be divided amongst the municipalities based on time spent in each area.
Shared expenses would include administration, equipment, vehicle and insurance.
As part of the conversation, CAO asked each council identify and rank community priorities, whether it be traffic control, bylaw enforcement, animal control, community engagement and awareness activities.
Carbon council passed a motion to approve that Administration research the viability/feasibility of the project.