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Whitecourt Town Council Update - April 10, 2024

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Whitecourt Town Council has approved the 2024 Budget.  The budget supports priorities identified by Council and its intention to sustain service levels, while at the same time making the right investments for the future to ensure the continued sustainability and growth of the community.  A 3.77% tax rate increase is required to support the budget.   Based on the approved budget, Administration is preparing the Tax Rate Bylaw which will be presented to Council at the April 22, 2024 Regular Meeting. The 2024 Budget Report will subsequently be published at the end of April and will be posted online and paper copies will be made available at the Town Office.

Whitecourt is applying to the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta (FRIAA) for funding a community fireguard program.  FRIAA recently announced that it will be allocating funds to communities across the province to construct fireguards in high-risk areas to reduce the risk of wildfires.

The 2023 Whitecourt FireSmart Annual Report is available to download on the Whitecourt website.  The report details projects undertaken in 2023, and goals for the upcoming year.

The Whitecourt & District Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Carnival in downtown Whitecourt May 3-5.  To allow for set up and take down, area roads will be closed to traffic from April 30 through May 6.  Details on the road closures will be posted closer to the event date.