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Press Release - Whitecourt Town Council Update February 28, 2024

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The Community Services Department presented its 2023 Annual Report to Council at the February 26 Council meeting. A complete copy of the Report is available online.

  • The Family Support Program had 3,378 participants attend Family Support Programs in 2023. (2,494 participants were recorded in 2022.)
  • The Food Bank served 14% more clients in 2023 than 2022.
  • Public Transit recorded its annual ridership at 35,468, up from 23,193 recorded in 2022.
  • There were 184,422 scanned visits to the Allan & Jean Millar Centre in 2023.
  • Almost 400 teens attended the 2023 Teen Halloween Dance at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre.

Whitecourt has awarded $19,523.03 in funding to community organizations as part of the 2024 Family & Community Support Services Grant Program. The program provides assistance to community groups that plan to provide social programs that are preventative in nature to the community. 2024 recipients include:

  • Daycare Centre of Edson (servicing Whitecourt at the Carlan Services Community Resource Centre) - $3,023.03 to transform outdoor learning spaces
  • Wellspring Family Resource & Crisis Centre - $2,000 to update and reprint the Whitecourt Community Resource Guide
  • Community Lunch Box - $14,500 for volunteer support and development

Council has renewed the Electric Distribution System Franchise Agreement with FortisAlberta Inc. for a five-year term.

Council has authorized the write off of uncollectable utility accounts in the amount of $8,669.98.

Council has scheduled a Special Meeting for Monday, April 2 at 4:00pm to discuss the 2024 Budget.