Blackfalds Town Council Highlights

CAO Myron Thompson presented his report to Council which included Public Works, Community Services and Human Resource issues

Blackfalds Town Council met on March 27th for a regular meeting of Council.

CAO Report

Chief Administrative Officer Myron Thompson presented a report to Council on key initiatives including stormwater projects, the Civic Facilities Development Strategy and the Town’s Master Plan.

Playground Update

Thompson also presented an update on the Iron Ridge Elementary Campus Capital Project and the status of the new playground construction project, which is delayed until a location for a new school is finalized.

Alberta Registries

Thompson said there is progress in negotiations with Alberta Registries, also noting that a date for its arrival in Town is still being finalized.

Human Resources

Administration has also been working with Human Resources in order to update and draft new job descriptions. The majority of the Town’s summer students have already been hired. The Town has also implemented changes resulting from the wage and compensation review.

Community Services

The Town is transitioning from from winter operations to the spring/summer operations, meaning the indoor arena and the outdoor rinks have been closed for the season.

Community services has also received quotes for the re-roofing of the Civic Centre. The quote includes the installation of a solar-power system. This installation is considered Phase 2 of this energy initiative, which included the installation of solar on to the Abbey Centre in 2017.

Parks and Recreation

The Town has also began working on outstanding projects including the Denise Neilson Memorial Park and the Bike Skills Park


Thompson updated Council on the Sutherland fundraiser, which brought in over $21,000. There will also be no Firefighter’s Ball this year due to many other events planned.

Public Works

Crews have been hampered by deep ground frost conditions which have reached as far as nine feet, causing freeze-ups of water and sewer mains.

So far, 20 residents have been impacted along with numerous commercial properties.

Snow Zones

An education and awareness program targeting parked vehicles on snow routes will be conducted prior to next winter.

This year, excessive resources have been utilized removing vehicles from roadways.

A local towing company has secured a lot, meaning towed vehicles will no longer be towed to Lacombe.

Aurora Heights

The next phase of of Aurora Heights, entitled Phase 2C and Phase 4, was approved by Council after they heard from Terry Topolnitsky.

There were no objections from surrounding residents or respective companies.

Battle River Watershed Alliance Participation

Council approved membership fees for 2018 into the watershed alliance.

Director Weran was appointed as a nominee to represent the Town of Blackfalds as the municipal designate for the board.

Front License Plates

A notion of motion has requested administration to investigate and determine all the benefits of re-instating a two licence plate system.

Council also requested that all costs be presented, including those of the user and the Province.

Council requested this information be brought to Council on April 24th

-Submitted by the Town of Blackfalds

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