Press Release - Whitecourt Town Council Update
Festival Way, located in Rotary Park, is available for booking. Festival Way is an accessible pathway and vendor space (there are 23 10 foot by 10 foot stalls, each with access to power, tent anchors and a cement pad) designed to host arts, culture, and family events. For the inaugural year of this amenity, a discounted rental rate is being offered. To rent the space for your summer market or other special event contact the Allan & Jean Millar Centre at 780-778-3637.
Council has adopted amendments to the Municipal Development Bylaw and Land Use Bylaw which will change how off-street parking is managed in the downtown core.
- The minimum off-street parking requirements for the downtown area have been removed.
- The option for property owners to provide money in lieu of parking has been removed.
- Property owners within the downtown area will now be required to plan and address their own parking needs without municipal involvement.
The 2021 20-Year Capital and Major Maintenance Plan has been adopted. The Plan, which includes 133 projects, provides a vision for the long term development of Whitecourt’s infrastructure; land development; parks and trails; and, building and recreational/cultural facilities to meet the needs of our growing community. The Plan incorporates projects and timelines identified through engineering studies, planning sessions, workshops, budget deliberations, and public engagement activities. The Plan is available to view at www.whitecourt.ca/Reports.
582334 Alberta Ltd., owner of 5015 50 Avenue, has been awarded $4,873 in funding through the Vitalization Grant Program. The Vitalization Grant Program offers businesses located in the downtown area and along the Highway 43 corridor up to $10,000 to enhance their business or property to meet the Town’s architectural theme of stone and wood. A second round of applications will be accepted in the coming weeks; watch the Whitecourt website for details.
Whitecourt has extended the waste and recycling service contracts with Green for Life (GFL) Environmental Inc. for one year. The extension will provide the municipality time to determine logistics of new waste, recycling and composting services that were recommended after a public engagement process earlier this year.
Whitecourt has entered into a three-year agreement with Whitecourt Veterinary Clinic Ltd. for the continued provision of animal pound services.