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Didsbury Resident's Petition Deemed Invalid By AB Municipal Affairs

Thursday, August 2nd 2012 07:00

Mayor Brian Whittal says the petition had insufficient signatures as it would require 20% of residents to sign it. According to Whittal, the individual was concerned about the town's spending & strategies it was implementing.

A Didsbury resident's recent petition regarding concerns about the town's spending & strategies council was implementing has been deemed invalid by Alberta Municipal Affairs.

According to Mayor Brian Whittal, the petition called for a complete internal audit & financial review, but it had insufficient signatures on it to make it a valid petition.

Whittal feels the town is on the right track & he wants to continue moving forward with its progress.

Whittal says that Minister of Municipal Affairs Doug Griffiths will be visiting Didsbury in September to discuss a potential corporate review.

Mayor Whittal believes the petition served a good purpose in reminding them that positive communication is needed as they serve the public.

He adds that commercial growth is increasing in the town and building permits are being issued at record levels.

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