Town of Blackfalds in the process of purchasing commercial property

Facility is situated on 10 acres of land and includes office and meeting spaces

The Town of Blackfalds is in the process of purchasing commercial property with the goal of taking possession by late November.

The purchase aligns with the 2016 Municipal Sustainability Plan and the 2018 Civic Facilities Development Strategy and Master Plan, both of which identified the need to expand its Public Works and Parks and Recreation operational facilities by merging the two departments and, as a result, increase efficiencies and cost savings in its operations.

Council and Administration have been diligently working on the Town’s long-range plans for its services and operations, including capital infrastructure and equipment and fleet necessities; working hard to identify and secure funding sources to meet current and future demands and needs.

“Currently our existing facilities have not kept pace with the community’s growth,” said CAO Myron Thompson, “The public works facility was built for a population of 3,000 and our Community Services department are currently housed in the former fire hall and have outgrown it as well. We recognize that we would benefit from many efficiencies and cost-savings with both human resources, fleet and equipment, which is a major determining factor in this process.”

“When presented with this opportunity, council took the time to evaluate all the options that were available and concluded that the purchase of this property is the best choice for our community at this time,” stated Mayor Poole. “Not only will our fleet and heavy equipment have a longer service life span due to storage opportunities, but we will be able to undertake expanded and improved maintenance with our forces.

In addition,” he adds, “By combining our outstanding Parks and Public Works staff in one facility we will have the ability to work together more efficiently and effectively to serve our Town.”

The facility is situated on 10 acres of land and includes office and meeting spaces complete with furnishings that will be accessible to the public.

-Submitted by the Town of Blackfalds

Just Posted

Lacombe ranked 5th on 20 Best Places to Live list

Moneyinc.com included Lacombe, Camrose and Red Deer on the list

Former NHLer Clint Malarchuk shares mental health journey in Lacombe

Former goalie and current mental health advocate supports Schizophrenia Society of Alberta

Lacombe Composite High School students organize climate change walk-out

Walk-out a show of solidarity with International Climate Activist Greta Thunberg

Yellow Door Dance donation supports purchase of a grand piano for the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre

Grand piano to be able to accommodate a broader range of concerts and performances

Lacombe County, Village of Clive sign Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework

Municipalities that share a common boundary must create an Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework

WATCH: 6th Bill’s Trail Run welcomes over 450 runners

Run advocates for the use and upkeep of Lacombe’s trails

Google searches for ‘how to vote’ surge on Election Day

Interest spikes despite social media campaign by Elections Canada

Man kidnapped while sitting in vehicle at southern Alberta McDonald’s: police

Man brandishing machete approached driver’s vehicle just before midnight on Sunday

Police charge man, woman shot by officers during Calgary military parade

Officer fired three shots when car allegedly drove on sidewalk towards two officers

Remote-controlled vehicle finds missing boater on bottom of Alberta lake

The 45-year-old man from Calgary was last seen by his wife Oct. 5

Crude-by-rail shipments fell to 310,000 bpd in August, energy regulator says

This, despite Imperial Oil CEO threatening to throttle back the company’s rail movements

Climate activist Greta Thunberg’s mural defaced in Edmonton

The eyes on the portrait were blacked out

Greta Thunberg meets with First Nations chief in Fort McMurray

Thunberg has turned her protest against climate change into a global movement

Most Read