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Whitecourt Town Council March 25, 2024 Update

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An application for tree removal at 4420 52 Avenue (vacant property north of No Frills) was issued by Council.  The property will be developed with a new commercial retail unit under a separate application.  Work on the property is expected to begin shortly.

Council awarded contracts for Biosolids Disposal to Lambourne Environmental Ltd. for a 3-year term, with an option to extend for a further 2-year period.  The Street Improvement Program contract for 2024 was awarded to E-Construction.  The majority of roadwork will be in residential areas this year.

Administration reported on the status of 125 major maintenance and capital projects completed or in progress for 2023.  A Project List for 2024 will be presented once the 2024 Budget is adopted.

The 2024 Strategic Plan was adopted by Council and is available on the Town website. Top four priorities for the Plan include the Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework agreement with Woodlands County, tendering for the Culture & Events Centre, interim documents for the Town’s Planning Documents (Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw) and updating cost estimates for Downtown Vitalization.

The Town will be making a submission to the Minister of Municipal Affairs Awards for Municipal Excellence under the category of “Enhancing Community Safety” to recognize the Family Violence Initiative for its work in providing services and supports to prevent family violence/sexual violence and to promote and foster safe, healthy, equitable relationships.  Supports include assisting with court preparations and the New Hope program.

Council also entered into agreements for the provision of fire services with the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation and Alexis Land Management Corp. and with the Alexis Hotel Corporation and Alexis Tourism RV Park Corp.  The Animal Pound Services contract was awarded to Whitecourt Veterinary Clinic.