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Friday, August 24, 2018 / Categories: Press Releases

Press Release - Whitecourt Town Council Update August 24, 2018

Town Council encourages you to share your thoughts on projects and services at the 2019 Budget Public Input Session.  The session is scheduled during the Regular Meeting of Council.

Monday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Forest Interpretive Centre – Council Chambers
3002 – 33 Street, Whitecourt

If you are unable to attend the September 24 input session, please submit your written comments to the following address by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 19:

Town of Whitecourt
Box  509, 5004 52 Avenue
Whitecourt  AB  T7S 1N6

All comments received regarding the 2019 Budget will be considered by Council during budget deliberations.

It is anticipated that the possession, sale and consumption of cannabis for recreational use will be legalized by the Government of Canada on October 17, 2018.  In preparation for this, the Town of Whitecourt has been working to determine guidelines surrounding consumption within our community.  At the August 21 Regular Meeting, Council gave first reading to an amendment to the Community Standards Bylaw to include prohibitions and provisions for the consumption of cannabis.   The proposed Bylaw amendment would expand proposed provincial regulations regarding consumption in public places.  We want to hear what the community thinks of the proposed guidelines, and invite you to attend a Public Open House to learn about the proposed bylaw changes, and provide your feedback on the topic. 

Thursday, September 20
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Forest Interpretive Centre
3002 – 33 Street, Whitecourt

Reroofing of the Scott Safety Centre and Carlan Services Community Resource Centre will begin soon.  Council awarded tenders for the projects to CCS Contracting and West point Roofing respectively. 

The Whitecourt Fire Department has been selected by the Office of the Fire Commissioner to host one of the Province’s Structural Protection Trailers that will serve our region.   The trailer contains sprinklers, hoses, and auxiliary equipment that would be required to protect structures during a fire.  The Whitecourt Fire Department will be training members to the provincial standard for the structural protection program, and if required will deploy a 2 or 3-member team to neighbouring communities when required.

Councillor Matt Connell has been appointed Deputy Mayor from September 1 through December 31, 2018.