Please be advised that South Street Railway Crossing between Leung and East Railway Street will be closed on November 28 from 9 - 11:30 am
No thru traffic permitted. Driving detours will be across Womacks Roadway or Highway 597.
TAKE NOTICE THAT the following discretionary use development permit has been APPROVED by the Development Authority under the provisions of Land Use Bylaw No. 1268/22 and amendments thereto:Permit No.183-23Legal Description:Unit 3, Plan 182 1594Civic Address:6017 Parkwood Road, Unit 305AProposed Use:Fascia signageDate of Decision:December 6, 2023The applicant or any person claiming to be affected by these decisions may, under Land Use Bylaw No.1268/22, appeal to the Regional Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (RISDAB) by serving written notice and paying the appropriate fees at the following address:Regional Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (RISDAB) Attn: Secretary to the RISDAB c/o Parkland Community Planning Services Unit B, 4730 Ross Street Red Deer, AB T4N 1X2 P: (403) 343-3394WITHIN TWENTY-ONE (21) DAYS after the Date of Decision.This is not a valid Development Permit. Issuance of the Development Permit, where no appeal is filed to the Regional Intermunicipal Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (RISDAB), is valid following the completion of the twenty-one (21) day appeal period, being December 27, 2023.Town of BlackfaldsPlanning and Development Department
Council of the Town of Blackfalds has given First Reading to Land Use Bylaw Amending Bylaw No. 1290.23, the purpose of this Bylaw is to include Recreational Vehicle Storage as a use in the Industrial Light District (I-1) and Industrial Heavy District (I-2); include a Similar Use definition; and site exceptions in the Public Facility District (PF) to allow for Health Services at 5016 Waghorn Street (former FCSS building) and Health Services and a Restaurant at 5302 Broadway Avenue (Eagle Builders Centre).Town Council will hold a Public Hearing in Council Chambers for the purpose of receiving comments on the proposed amending Bylaw No. 1290.23:Tuesday, January 9, 2024Town of Blackfalds Civic Centre, Council Chambers (upstairs)5018 Waghorn Street, Blackfalds ABCommencing at 7:00 p.m.A full copy of the proposed Bylaw can be viewed on the Planning & Development page. A copy may also be inspected at the Town Office front counter located upstairs at the Civic Cultural Centre (5018 Waghorn Street) during regular business hours (8:30am - 4:30pm).Anyone attending the Public Hearing wishing to make a presentation will be given the opportunity to do so. If unable to attend the Public Hearing, you may submit written comments on or before noon, January 3, 2024 toRegular mail or Town of Blackfalds drop-off box:The Office of the CAO, c/o Executive & Legislative CoordinatorBox 220 | 5018 Waghorn Street, Blackfalds AB | T0M 0J0or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blackfalds, Alberta (November 29, 2023) – Blackfalds Council approved a 2.9% tax increase for Blackfalds during the regular council meeting of November 28.The capital budget of $5,390,500, including projects such as the high school football field, Leung Road upgrades, transfer site upgrades, and more, was approved unanimously, with Councilor’s thanking Administration for helping with concerns during budget deliberations. Mayor Jamie Hoover expressed his appreciation for administration and resident participation in budget decisions and is excited about the projects to come forward from this extensive planning.“I am very pleased with the thorough budget process that integrated significant feedback from residents and included an ample amount of discussion and deliberation with Administration and Council on the utility rates and the operating capital budget for 2024,” he said. “We were able to find significant efficiencies in our operations again to minimize by more than 0.5% the increase to taxpayers while not only maintaining service levels but adding on some needed staffing positions and increasing some grant funding to support community organizations that provide valuable services to our community.”Mayor Hoover also added that “2024 will see some improvements to trails and add a football field to support the high school that will open next year. We will also see progress towards improving parking at the Eagle Builders Centre. I am grateful to everyone who contributed to this successful and productive process.”The operating budget of $33,102,554 2024 was also approved, which will include rate changes to water, wastewater, and solid waste.The proposed tax increase of 2.9% would equate to a $5.92 per month ($71 per year) increase - on a house valued at $308,000. Naturally, the amount differs depending on market changes like assessed value, renovations or additions, basement developments, etc.“Administration has worked hard over the last three months to present a budget that reflects the outstanding service levels for residents while also combatting inflationary pressures,” shared Director of Corporate Services Justin de Bresser.de Bresser accredits the lower tax increase, in part, to the final payment of the Abbey Centre as the complete amount ($5,040,000 in 2016) will be paid off in full this year.“The ability to prepay the debenture on the Abbey Centre allowed administration to reduce what was originally over a 6% tax increase down to 2.9%,” he explained.For more details, please see the Council Agenda Budget Memo.Formoreinformation:Jamie HooverMayor403.email@example.comJustin de BresserDirector of Corporate Services403.firstname.lastname@example.org