Subhas served as an alderman from 1988 to 1991 and as Mayor from 1991 to 1994. During his term he was instrumental in establishing the Rosetown & District Civic Centre. With the assistance of Alderman Dave Smith the Mike Bohn Water Treatment Plant was upgraded and modernized to produce high quality water through an EDR System (desalination process). In addition, a new Town Office, with a formal Council Chamber, and the Rosetown Fire Station were opened during this period.
Subhas completed his undergraduate degree through the University of South Africa and a Licentiate Diploma through Trinity College London. He immigrated to Canada in 1969 and completed his Master’s Degree in Speech language Pathology at Minot State University, North Dakota.
He designed and developed the Pictogram Symbol Program (www.pictoworld.com), a visual communication strategy for individuals who require an alternate form of communication. The program has been supported by the George Reed Foundation and Subhas donated his royalties to the Foundation and to the countries using the Pictogram Program. The program is used internationally with the European centre in Umea, Sweden, and the Asian centre in Kyoto, Japan. This has been a ‘life journey’ for Subhas. He has conducted workshops and seminars in Canada, USA, Europe and Asia. Recently Subhas initiated the Vitamin Support Program (www.vitamin-sp.ca) for children and adolescents whose families utilize the Food Bank. In March 2018 the Central Plains COOP Pharmacy partnered with Subhas to share the cost of the vitamins and in 2020 the Rosetown Lions Club will undertake the support for the program with the COOP Pharmacy.
Avocationally, Subhas has written two novels as part of the Imagination Drift Trilogy; a novel tracing the life and death of a young man; and two books of poetry. In South Africa he produced and directed plays and was best known for the production of “Black on White”; a satire on the political-social and economic injustices of the apartheid system.
Subhas is married to Mona and they have four sons and nine grandchildren. “Rosetown has been a great place to raise a family and I wish to see it thrive into the future for many more families.”
Rome MolsberryDeputy Mayor, Councillor
Rome is currently serving as Deputy Mayor in her fourth term on Council. She’s racked up 11 years of service and describes the experience as “rewarding to represent the public and consider the interests of the Town.” Rome came to Rosetown in 1975 from Rossburn, Manitoba, after marrying her husband Duane. Together, they have two children and five grandchildren. Rome has served on many Committees and Boards over the years, including the Rosetown Curling Club, the Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts, West Central Enterprise Committee, and more. She currently sits on the Wheatland Regional Board, is a member of the Royal Purple, Grace Notes, and is the Emergency Measures Coordinator for Rosetown. In her free time, she loves to do yard work, golf, bike and, above all, watch her grandchildren play hockey.
Rick BellCouncillorRick was born in Rosetown and raised on a farm just outside of Elrose. After spending five years in Calgary for work, he returned to take over the farm and start a family. Rick has served on Council since 2010, and he recently assumed the position of Assistant Deputy Mayor. He serves as Chair on the Public Works Committee, and also sits on the Protective Services Committee. Rick works in sales for a steel fabricating manufacturer. In recent years, he has volunteered his time with the Rosetown Co-op Board for 22 years, and the Regional College Board. When he isn't working, Rick enjoys curling and spending time with his four daughters and grandchildren.
Blair hails from Saskatoon, but his career in the financial industry took him to a number of communities in Alberta and Saskatchewan over the years. After living in Rosetown for a few years, his family fell in love and decided to make Rosetown their forever home. Blair has lived in Rosetown since 2009 and joined Council for his first term in November, 2016. He chairs the Community and Business Development Committee, and also sits on the Administration and Recreation Committees. When he's not in some type of meeting, you can usually find him at the rink coaching minor hockey
Trevor HayCouncillorTrevor was born and raised right here in Rosetown, and was elected to Council in 2016. Trevor is the Chair of the Protective Services Committee and sits on the Civic Centre Management Board. He works as a Journeyman Autobody Technician. In his down time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing on a weekly eight-ball pool league.
Ryan WickettCouncillorRyan was born and raised on a farm just outside of Rosetown. After high school, Ryan studied at Lethbridge College where he earned Diplomas in Civil Engineering, and Engineering Design and Drafting. In 2010, Ryan and his family moved home to Rosetown where he's worked as the Service Manager at Western Sales. Ryan is the current President of the Rosetown Golf Club, a Board Member on Rosetown Minor Baseball, and President of the Fertile Valley Senior Men's Baseball League. He also manages and plays for the Rosetown Angels Senior Men's Baseball Team. He and his wife have three kids who keep them busy with activities and sports. Ryan's interests include coaching his children's sports teams, spending time at the lake with family, golfing, baseball, hockey, and helping out in the community when possible.
Darcy OlsonCouncillorDarcy grew up on a farm in the RM of Mountain View. He went to University and received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree and started his career in municipal government as the Assistant Administrator for the Town of Rosetown in 1985. In 1990 Darcy was hired as the Administrator of the RM of St. Andrews. In 2002 Darcy was hired as the Administrator of the Town of Rosetown and then moved to the RM of Britannia in 2012 as their Administrator. He and his family returned to Rosetown in 2015 after Darcy retired from the RM of Britannia.
Darcy is married to Theresa. They have two sons and in 2018 became proud grandparents for the first time.
Darcy and his sons are avid hunters. Darcy is a member of the Rosetown Gun Club and the Trap and Skeet Club.
Darcy brings a lot of experience and knowledge of municipal government to the council table.
Agendas & Minutes
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Rosetown Strategic PlanLink to page
BudgetLink to page
Council is made up of seven elected officials: the Mayor and six Councillors are elected for a four-year term to govern the Town of Rosetown.
Regular Council Meetings
- 7 p.m.
- 3rd Monday of every month
- Town Office
417 Main Street
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Meeting packages are sent out to Council members and media the Friday prior to the meeting.
Groups or items wishing to be on the agenda must be forwarded in writing by 12:00 noon on the Friday before to be in the meeting package for that meeting. In accordance with the Council Procedure Bylaw: When a person wishes to have a communication considered by council, it shall be addressed to council, and:
- Clearly set out the matter in issue and the request; and
- For written communications, must be printed, typewritten or legibly written, contain the mailing address of the writer and be signed with the name of the writer; or
- For electronic communications, must contain the name of the writer and both the mailing and electronic address of the writer.
The CAO will review the correspondence and make a decision regarding placement on the agenda for Council or Committee.
The role of Town Council is to set policy, goals and objectives for operating procedures and capital projects in Rosetown.
There are five sub-committees of Council:
Each sub-committee of Council meets on a monthly basis.
Council appoints a representative to the following:
- Wheatland Regional Library
- Health Centre Foundation
- Meridian Community Futures
Council Board appointments
- Emergency Measures Organization: Rome Molsberry
- Wheatland Regional Library/Local Library Board: Carla O'Donnell
- Rosetown & District Health Centre Foundation: Hugh Lees
- Recreation Foundation: Kelli Emmons
- West Central Municipal Government: Council as a whole
- Meridian Community Futures: Tracy Johnston
- Age Friendly: Hugh Lees
- Rosetown Hub & Spoke District Planning Commission: Blair Wingert & Michele Schmidt
Other Board appointments
- Zoning Appeals & Board of Revision: Sherry Keith, Gary Diemert, Gregory Piska, Ed Davis, Amanda Bors (Secretary)