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Whitecourt Town Council Update January 9, 2024

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An updated Traffic Bylaw was approved on January 8, 2024 by Whitecourt Town Council. Traffic Bylaw 1573 consolidates and simplifies existing regulations about issues such as parking, truck routes, sidewalk snow removal, off highway vehicle (OHV) regulations, and roads bans.

The new bylaw repeals and replaces four previous bylaws: the Snow Removal Bylaw, the OHV Bylaw, the Road Bans Bylaw, and the previous Traffic Bylaw.

Key changes include:

  • The requirement for residents to have sidewalks adjacent to their property cleared within 24 hours of the end of a snowfall.
  • Updated Heavy Vehicle Route and OHV Route maps.
  • The requirement for all advertising signs to have approval by the Town prior to being placed on public land.

Whitecourt will undertake a public education campaign on Traffic Bylaw 1573 in the coming weeks, and updated information is available on www.whitecourt.ca.

The 2024 Budget Information Open House is scheduled from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27 at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre. The event will provide information to the public on the interim budget, provide the opportunity for ratepayers to comment, and allow for two-way communication between the public and Whitecourt Town Council and staff. Residents are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts. Watch for advertisements in the coming weeks.

Each year, Alberta Municipal Affairs compiles results of financial and governance performance measures for all municipalities. The performance measures are used as a benchmark by the Province to ensure Albertans live in viable municipalities that are responsible, collaborative and accountable. Whitecourt has not triggered any of the critical indicators.

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