Drumheller's new town council continues to get its collective feet wet as new and old councillors plan what they want to accomplish over the next four years.
Fred Makowecki is one of three new councillors joining rookie mayor Heather Colberg for their first crack at municipal politics.
"It feels really good; I'm encouraged on the direction we're heading," he told 99.5 Drum FM. "I have to slow down and think we have time to get this stuff done, but we're all excited to make the changes that we've talked about with the people."
Makowecki has previous experience on committees such as the town's Policing Committee and the Alberta Association of Police Governance, but he admits town council is a little different.
"You can discuss things to a point, but any kind of concensus has to be done in front of the people," he pointed out. "When you have a coffee and you're bouncing these ideas around, you have to stop at a certain point and go we're traveling into a territory we can't be in; we'll have to finish this discussion in front of the people."
Makowecki ran on the campaign pledge to work to attract new businesses to town and that is still his number one priority.
"I think that's what we desperately need," he maintained. "We've had so many businesses leave and families leave, the businesses we have left are having a hard time finding people to work there, so that's probably the thing that I think is most important for myself anyway."