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Whitecourt Town Council Update June 12, 2024

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Phase 1 of a four-year concrete rehabilitation project for 55 Avenue has been approved.   Based on assessments, the pavement along 55 Avenue remains in good condition and doesn’t require replacement at this time; however, the concrete is in need of replacement.  The curb and gutters along 55 Avenue, between 41 Street and Mink Creek Road, will be fully removed and reconstructed over a four-year period.  This will allow drainage and sidewalk condition to be improved and will rectify any deterioration of the sidewalk joints.
  • Year 1: Torgerson Drive to 39 Street (south sidewalk)
  • Year 2: 39 Street to 41 Street (south sidewalk, including swales)
  • Year 3: Mink Creek Road to Atkinson Crescent (north sidewalk)
  • Year 4Atkinson Crescent to end (north sidewalk)
The construction schedule for Phase 1 is still being developed, and information will be posted once finalized.
As part of Whitecourt’s asset management implementation plan, Pillar Systems has been contracted to complete the Town’s asset inventory, update the Town’s GIS database, create asset performance criteria, and review asset management software options.  
Canada Day celebrations will be held in Festival Park on Monday, July 1.  The event will include a pancake breakfast, family activities, crib and volleyball tournaments, as well as live music and fireworks.  Visit www.whitecourt.ca for details.
The Town of Whitecourt has approved the Joint Use Planning Agreement with Living Waters Catholic Separate School Division, Northern Gateway Public Schools, the Francophone Regional Authority of Greater North Central Francophone Education Region, and Woodlands County.  The Government of Alberta requires all municipalities to enter into Joint Use Planning Agreements with all school boards that operate within their municipal boundaries, and the agreement enables the integrated and long-term planning and use of school sites.