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Whitecourt Town Council Update - September 26, 2023

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Whitecourt Town Council has proclaimed November 2023 as Family Violence Prevention Month. Events and activities planned throughout the month aim to encourage Albertans to work together to promote healthy relationships and safe communities throughout our province. Albertans are encouraged to show their support by wearing purple throughout the month. For information on events scheduled in Whitecourt, including the Shine A Light event (November 1) and Pub Foods with the Dudes (October 17), visit www.whitecourtfvi.ca.

Council has approved the Housing Accelerator Fund Action Plan. Whitecourt has submitted an application to the Housing Accelerator Fund and if approved will provide grants to homeowners, non-profits, housing bodies and developers to increase the housing supply in Whitecourt, and undertake other initiatives to cut red tape and speed up housing approvals.

Council has approved entering into an amending agreement with Alberta Municipalities for the Power+ Program for a six-year term. Locking in electricity rates will provide budget stability and minimize the impact of changes facing the energy sector.

Street closures in the downtown core have been approved for October 29, 2023 for the Whitecourt & District Chamber of Commerce’s Trunk or Treat event. Reminders of the road closures will be posted closer to the event date; and information on the event can be found on the Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page.

Whitecourt Town Council is currently recruiting for members on the following Council Committees:

  • Community Services Advisory Board;
  • Economic Development Committee;
  • Municipal Planning Commission;
  • Protective Services Committee;
  • Subdivision and Development Appeal Board;
  • Town of Whitecourt Library Board;
  • Youth Advisory Board (deadline to apply to this Board is October 10, 2023).

For details and a copy of the application form click here. Deadline to apply is October 16, 2023.

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