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Highway 10X south of Wayne closed

 The road South of Bridge #11 on the Wayne road (10X) going into Wheatland County is currently being closed by Public Work Crews.  There will be a road closure sign 500 Meters South of Bridge #11 and another sign at the top of the Wayne hill to inform motorists coming into the valley. A crew will go out on Monday to work and try to keep that road open. The reason for the closure is that the snow melt is flooding the road.

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Notice of Public Hearing March 16 2020

 TOWN OF DRUMHELLER

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

BYLAW 03.20 TOWN OF DRUMHELLER-WHEATLAND COUNTY INTERMUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

BYLAW 04.20 TOWN OF DRUMHELLER-KNEEHILL COUNTY INTERMUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

BYLAW 05.20 TOWN OF DRUMHELLER-SPECIAL AREAS INTERMUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

PURPOSE: In order to comply with the recent amendments to the Municipal Government Act, municipalities that share a border must enter into an Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) that address specific topics. The intent of the IDP is to foster good relations by putting into policy how both municipalities will communicate with each other on different types of planning applications as well as establishing a dispute resolution process. Each municipality's jurisdiction remains the same, and the IDP does not change land use districts.

A Public Hearing will be held in the Town of Drumheller Council Chambers, at 224 Centre Street, Drumheller, Alberta on Monday, March 16th, 2020 commencing at 5:30 p.m. Council will hear from any person claiming to be affected by the proposed bylaw. The time limit of oral presentations is subject to the direction of the Chairperson.

Persons wishing to submit a letter, petition or other communication concerning these matters in advance of the Public Hearing, may do so provided they are legibly written. Submissions will be received up to Friday, February 14, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Submissions should be addressed to: Town of Drumheller, 224 Centre Street, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y4. A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected by the public during regular office hours, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Town of Drumheller, 224 Centre Street.

The proposed bylaws – Bylaw 03.20, Bylaw 04.20 and Bylaw 05.20 – can be inspected at the Town Office at 224 Centre Street between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

This notice is given pursuant to Sections 606 and 692 of the Municipal Government Act.

First Publication: February 26, 2020

Second Publication: March 4, 2020


The three draft IDPs (Intermunicipal Development Plan) are attached below. 

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Town Page - February 19, 2020

​View this week's Town of Drumheller town page as published in the Drumheller Mail.                

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Supply, Setup and Remove Festival Tents and Equipment

 AB-2020-01443

ToD 2020-02-21

Reference Number: 

February 21, 2020 

Posting Date:
 

 February 21, 2020

​Last Update:

 March 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm Local Time

Closing Date:

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Family Day Unplugged a huge success with record breaking numbers of attendees


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

​February 20 2020

Drumheller Valley FCSS had a hugely successful Family Day Unplugged event this year. There were events throughout the valley from Curling to an Escape Room. The inflatables at the Badlands Community Facility were a huge hit, as always.

"We had 709 people come to the Badlands Community Facility, which smashed the 2017 record of 570!" said April Harrison FCSS Coordinator for the Town of Drumheller. "I want to say a huge thank you to the volunteers from Badlands Hellraisers, DVSS, St Anthony's school and the wider community. Also thank you to the Family Fun Committee, Drumheller Curling Club, Drumheller Public Library and Town staff who gave up their Family Day to make this year the best yet."

With the theme of Unplugging from electronic devices, Drumheller Valley FCSS and partners such as the Drumheller Public Library, Family Fun committee and the Drumheller Curling Club worked hard to organize different activities that would be enjoyed by residents of all ages.

"Research shows us that families that are connected and spend time together are more resilient and this also strengthens communities. Taking time to disconnect from our electronic devices and play together is part of this" continued Harrison.

There were also 7,986 visitors at the Royal Tyrrell Museum on Family Day, which is the largest number of patrons on one day ever in the history in the museum.

Would you like to see more free family focused events in the community? The Family Fun Committee is always looking for new members and 'friends of' to help plan and support family focused activities. Contact Drumheller Valley FCSS, 403-823-1315 to find out more. 


For more Information Contact:

For more information contact:

Julia Fielding

Communications Officer

403 823 1320

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Sign & Wine - Planter Box

Our Sign & Wine nights will get your creative juices flowing while you paint your own home decor pieces to adorn your walls. Enjoy an evening of socialising and hands on fun! Come alone or bring a friend and you will have a great experience you will not forget!
​Event Details Friday, April 3, 2020

Cost (1 box): $58.80
Chalk Paint
Stained Brown
17" 5" x 3.5"

Minimum # of Registrants: 11
Max # of Registrants: 30
Event Times
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Registration Deadline
Deadline: Friday, March 27

Please note, classes may not run due to lack of registered participants (minimum participants must be met). Cancellation Notice: Program dates, times & fees are subject to change. Call 403-823-1370 for class cancellations & changes or programs@dinosaurvalley.com" 

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Request for Proposal for Geomatics Services 2020-2024 - Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office

2020-02-14

Reference Number: 

February 14, 2020 

Posting Date:
 

February 14, 2020 

​Last Update:

February 26, 2020 at 11:00 am Local Time 

Closing Date:

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Black Oak Eatery signs three-year agreement with Badlands Community Facility


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

​February 14 2020

The Town of Drumheller is thrilled to welcome Black Oak Eatery to the Badlands Community Facility. The café had its soft opening today at the food and beverage kiosk in the community facility and is ready to serve customers smoothies and other food delights.

"People will be familiar with Black Oak Eatery as they have been operating the kiosk on behalf of Fruitas for a number of months, but it is great to have them here on officially as the lease holders. We wish them much success with their endeavors."Said Darryl Drohomerski CAO.

"We are thrilled to be the full leaseholders now and are looking forward to seeing everyone's smiling faces at the Badlands Community Facility," added Kaylon Skyes, one of the owners of Black Oak Eatery.

Black Oak Eatery have signed a three-year lease with the Town of Drumheller. People can find the kiosk in the lobby of the Badlands Community Facility. Their hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 7 pm. They can be requested to be open for events in the facility on Sundays and Mondays. 


For more Information Contact:

Julia Fielding

Communications Officer

jfielding@drumheller.ca

403 823 1320

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Town Page - February 12 2020

​View this week's Town of Drumheller town page as published in the Drumheller Mail.                

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Have your say in setting policing priorities in the Drumheller Area


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 13 2020

The Policing Committee has released their annual survey. This survey is to collect opinions on policing in the Drumheller area and to assist in determining policing priorities for the coming year.

"We are very proud of the citizen input that will be used to help formulate the three local priorities for policing in our community. This process is highly regarded for its participation by the public," outlined Councillor Fred Makowecki who is the Council representative on the Committee.

"This is a chance for every person in our policing area to participate in this important yearly task. Please let your voice count," added Larry Coney, Chair of the Policing Committee.

The Policing Committee was established to act as a liaison between Town Council, the RCMP Detachment, Bylaw Enforcement, and the citizens of Drumheller and the rural areas served by the Drumheller Detachment of the RCMP. The committee aims to foster responsible community actions towards the creation of a safe, secure community.

The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RQDN6FJ


For more Information Contact:

Julia Fielding

Communications Officer

jfielding@drumheller.ca

403 823 1320

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Town App makes it easier for residents to communicate with staff


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

​February 10th 2020

 It has just become a lot easier for residents to connect with the Town of Drumheller with the launch of a new civic engagement tool — the SeeClickFix App. This App provides residents a simple way to report issues to the Town and track the status of their request all the way through to resolution.

This reporting mobile App will allow where residents can report issues such as potholes. It uses the phone's location device to locate and map issues. It links similar reports, from different users together. These issues would then be sent to the appropriate person. The complainant will get a report that the work is complete if they requested being informed. It maps issues to allow accurate monitoring.

Several departments' staff will receive notifications and manage requests directly in the App. Requests will be managed through its workflow program. The two-way integration allows staff to manage the work involved in completing the request while giving residents a simple platform to submit and follow their requests to completion.

"For staff, SeeClickFix provides an intuitive way to keep track of requests, communicate between departments, and close the loop with residents. The App includes a high-quality Customer Record Management (CRM) system which will improve the work order management system and create a transparent (for both staff and residents) issue management process." Explained Darryl Drohomerski, CAO.

"This app is an easy and convenient way for residents to submit non-emergency service requests. They are also then able to monitor the progress on the issue," said Mayor Heather Colberg. "Council and administration are determined to increase two-way communications with the community and this App is a great step forward in achieving this aim."

Drumheller's partnership with SeeClickFix is a part of a larger effort to provide residents with operational visibility and access to digital communication.

NOTES

This reporting mobile App will enable residents report issues such as potholes, weeds, unsightly property and water odour. It uses the phone's location device to locate and map issues. It links similar reports, from different users together. These issues would then be sent to the appropriate person. The complainant will get a report that the work is complete if they requested being informed. It maps issues to allow accurate monitoring.

See Click Fix came in below budget at $5,000 per year.

$15,000 was allocated in the Capital Budget for the creation of the Town App and $7,500 allocated in the operating budget for the hosting and updating of the App.

It stands alone from the website but will pull links to Council schedules. It can be proactive sending out information regarding up-coming work such as street cleaning. It will also be used to send out Emergency Notices. 


For more Information Contact:

Julia Fielding

Communications Officer

403 8231320

jfielding@drumheller.ca


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Creating experiences workshop for tourism businesses

 What does it take to turn a product or an activity into a memorable and remarkable experience? If you're ready to raise the bar on your visitor experience and meet the growing demand for more immersive, local and authentic experiences, Travel Alberta's new Experience Essentials workshop can help. This introductory session explores the fundamental elements of experience development and shows you where opportunities exist to grow your business, enhance your competitive appeal and respond to what travellers are looking for. In this full-day session you'll be introduced to experience examples, learn through group and individual exercises, and receive a comprehensive workbook to spark new ideas now and in the future.

Here is the link to book your spot.

https://industry.travelalberta.com/training-events/workshops-webinars


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Town Page February 5 2020

​View this week's Town of Drumheller town page as published in the Drumheller Mail.                

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Request for Proposal - Financial Management Audit 2020-2024 for Resiliency & Flood Mitigation Program

 RFP 2020-01-29

Reference Number: 

February 4, 2020 

Posting Date:

February 19, 2020 

​Last Update:

February 19, 2020 at 11:00 am Local Time  

Closing Date:

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Request for Proposal - Appraisal Services 2020 - 2024 for Resiliency & Flood Mitigation Program

RFP 2020-01-29A 

Reference Number: 

February 4, 2020 

Posting Date:
 

February 19, 2020 

​Last Update:

February 19, 2020 at 11:00 am Local Time 

Closing Date:

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Council passes 2020 Operating Budget with highlights on Poverty Reduction, Summer Events and Youth


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

​ February 4th 2020

 On Monday February 3rd Council approved the 2020 tax supported operating budget. The approved budget supports new initiatives and key priorities identified by Council and Administration while demonstrating continued fiscal responsibility. The operational budget includes a 2% increase in the municipal portion of property tax.

Administration initially presented Council with a $199,000 deficit budget that would have been financed by taking money from reserves, but instead, after Council's direction, came back with a balanced budget.

"These are challenging economic times for Alberta however Council were determined to keep the property tax increase as low as possible. We want to thank administration as they have continued to manage the budget. We feel this budget offers the best options to provide the highest levels of service possible to the residents of Drumheller," explained Deputy Mayor Tom Zariski. "This rate would mean an approximate additional yearly cost of $28.40 for a house that was assessed at $200,000 last year; which equates to $2.40 per month."

"I am proud of our administration finding efficiencies in our operations and budget so that we can maintain existing services in our community while funding Council's priorities that are outlined in the 2020 Strategic Plan." stated Darryl Drohomerski, CAO. 

NOTES

Highlights of the budget include:

•Reductions and cuts made by higher orders of Government (GOA) (grants and revenue sharing programs)

•Pilot projects for Youth Centre/Programming and Poverty Reduction

•A continued and expanded community events program with the engagement of a full-time coordinator and enhanced events budget

•An increased provision for the communications strategy and community

engagement

•Continued and enhanced funding for economic development and downtown

revitalization

•Continuation of hoodoos parking pilot

•Continuation of funding provision for the Community Assistance program

Each year as Administration and Council work to develop and refine the budget, the goals are to:

•minimize the year over year financial impact to ratepayers

•maintain previously established levels of service that meets or exceeds the expectations of ratepayers, regulators and other stakeholders

•maintain a standard of repair and upkeep in order to safeguard assets and ensure their full life cycle is realized wherever possible and

•review current strategic plans and new initiatives that Council has identified and have deemed a high priority for the Town.


For more Information Contact:

Julia Fielding

Communications Officer

403 823 1320

jfielding@drumheller.ca


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Inter-municipal Development Plans

The Town of Drumheller has been liaising with the surrounding municipalities to create Intermunicipal Development Plans. These plans are regarding all development applications  and agreements between the municipalities. This is a requirement of the Government of Alberta to ensure municipalities work together. 

Here are copies of the three draft agreements which had first reading at the February 3rd Council meeting. There will be a Public Hearing on Monday March 2nd to discuss these plans. If anyone has any comments these can be brought to the Public Hearing. They can also be mailed to Town Hall at 224 Centre Street, Drumheller, T0J 0Y4 or emailed to mmclean@drumheller.ca


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2020 Budget details

 On Monday February 3rd Council approved the 2020 tax supported operating budget. The approved budget supports new initiatives and key priorities identified by Council and Administration while demonstrating continued fiscal responsibility. The operational budget includes a 2% increase in the municipal portion of property tax.

Highlights of the 2020 budget include:

Reductions and cuts made by higher orders of Government (GOA) (grants and revenue sharing programs)
Pilot projects for Youth Centre/Programming and Poverty Reduction
A continued and expanded community events program with the engagement of a full-time coordinator and enhanced events budget
An increased provision for the communications strategy and community engagement
Continued and enhanced funding for economic development and downtown revitalization
Continuation of hoodoos parking pilot
Continuation of funding provision for the Community Assistance program

Each year as we work to develop and refine the budget, the goals are to;

Minimize the year over year financial impact to ratepayers
Maintain previously established levels of service that meets or exceeds the expectations of ratepayers, regulators and other stakeholders
Maintain a standard of repair and upkeep in order to safeguard assets and ensure their full life cycle is realized wherever possible and
Keep sight of strategic plans and new initiatives Council has identified and have deemed high priority for the Town.

Here is an outline of the 2020 budget.
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Supply & Deliver Self-watering Planters

20200131 

Reference Number: 

01/31/2020 

Posting Date:
(MM/dd/yyyy) 

 02/20/20

​Last Update:
(MM/dd/yyyy)

02/20/2020 

Closing Date:
(MM/dd/yyyy)

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Notice of Public Hearing

Here is the notice for the Public Hearing of a possible RV park.

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