January 12, 2005 - Whitecourt
Town Council discussed the highly anticipated Multi-Use Facility
project at the Council Meeting held on January 10, 2005. Council
reviewed the most recent report produced by the Community Services
Department and Barr Ryder Architects & Planners......
......The report is a compilation of recent cost information
provided by Barr Ryder Architects in regards to various identified
project options, and includes a summary of previous information
developed by Barr Ryder and others over the past year. Town Council
passed a motion to refer this report to the Joint Issues Committee
for recommendation on how best to acquire public input. The Joint
Issues Committee is made up of three Whitecourt Town Councillors
and three Woodlands County Councillors. The Multi-Use Facility
Report is available to the public on the Town website at www.whitecourt.ca.
Whitecourt Town Council, in partnership with Woodlands County,
will be contributing $20,000 to the Whitecourt & District
Chamber of Commerce towards a Feasibility Study & Tourism
Implementation Action Plan.
The Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nations will host the 2005 Native
Canadian Fastball Championships in Whitecourt this summer. The
tournament is scheduled for July 28 to August 1, 2005, at Graham
Acres Recreation Area. The event will feature approximately 52
men's and women's fastball teams from across Canada, as well as
a variety of cultural and special events. The Town of Whitecourt
will be a member of the event's Organizing Committee, as well
as be involved in facility preparations and maintenance, and possibly
assist with the coordination of cultural events and event administration.
Whitecourt Town Council has approved an additional $150,000 of
conditional funding to the Lac Ste. Anne Foundation for the Spruceview
Lodge Expansion Project. The project is a Centennial Legacies
project, and includes a renovation and expansion of the current
Whitecourt Town Council approved a motion to assist in the care
of trees granted to non-profit organizations by the Alberta Environment's
Centennial Tree Program. Council has committed to assisting in
the care of all Centennial trees granted through the program,
provided that arrangements are made with Town for the trees to
be planted in community parks and school grounds. Applications
for the Alberta Environment's Centennial Tree Program are available
at the Town Office.