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Whitecourt Town Council Update - July 19, 2022

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Whitecourt Town Council has adopted the Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) with Woodlands County.  The Government of Alberta requires all municipalities that share borders to adopt an ICF to formalize the coordination of service delivery and optimize resources for citizens.  In 2021, the municipalities agreed to proceed with voluntary arbitration to reach an agreement on the ICF, and earlier this year the arbitrator’s decision was released.  Both municipalities are to adopt the agreement by August 4, 2022 to meet provincial legislative requirements.

A Jumbo Jumper will be installed at Rotary Park thanks to sponsorship from Energy Transfer Canada.  The Jumbo Jumper, which is filled with air and acts like a trampoline, is a seasonal feature that will provide fun and entertainment for people of all ages.

Preferred Property Management (4603 52 Avenue) and Divine Spa & Wellness Centre (5012 52 Avenue) have been awarded funding through the Vitalization Grant Program. The Vitalization Grant Program offers businesses located in the downtown area and along the Highway 43 corridor up to $10,000 to enhance their business or property to meet the Town’s architectural theme of stone and wood.

Whitecourt Town Council received a quarterly financial report and overview of the impact of COVID-19 at the July 18 Regular Meeting.  Council also had the opportunity to review the 2022 Project List that is available for viewing on www.whitecourt.ca.

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