White­court Town Coun­cil briefs

The McLeod River Post - - GRANNY’S COOK BOOK -

Sept. 14 meet­ing

Vi­tal­iza­tion Grants, to­tal­ing $40,000, have been al­lo­cated to four lo­cal projects. The Pro­gram was es­tab­lished to as­sist prop­erty own­ers in the down­town core and along the High­way 43 cor­ri­dor to up­grade the façade of build­ings to meet the stone and wood theme of the White­court Vi­tal­iza­tion Plan. To date, the Vi­tal­iza­tion Grant Pro­gram has pro­vided over $110,000 to 18 busi­ness in our com­mu­nity. The im­prove­ments made by these busi­nesses have been val­ued at close to $850,000, and have made a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on the aes­thet­ics and ap­peal of our com­mu­nity. Each of the fol­low­ing grant re­cip­i­ents re­ceived $10,000 as part of the 2018 pro­gram:

• 1272809 Al­berta Ltd. (Star­bucks). • TimCourt En­ter­prises Ltd. (Tim Hor­tons).

• 5 Star Restau­rant Group (Mr. Mike’s).

• Friends of White­court So­ci­ety (Re­peat Bou­tique).

Coun­cil has pro­vided fi­nal read­ing to Road Clo­sure By­law 1538. The clo­sure is part of a lot con­sol­i­da­tion re­quested by the Friends of White­court So­ci­ety.

The Town of White­court will be re­vamp­ing the Spring Clean Up Cam­paign for 2019. The mu­nic­i­pal­ity has been of­fer­ing the ser­vice for over 18 years, and par­tic­i­pa­tion in the cam­paign has grown along with our com­mu­nity. In 2018, 928 staff hours and 556.5 equip­ment hours were re­quired to col­lect, trans­port and sort 152.6 tonnes (174 truck­loads) of waste, in­clud­ing: • 101.75 tonnes of garbage. • 45.19 tonnes of metal. • 5.67 tonnes of wood.

While the cam­paign’s main ob­jec­tive is to as­sist with keep­ing our com­mu­nity and prop­er­ties tidy, en­hance­ments to the pro­gram are re­quired to en­sure it re­mains ef­fi­cient and cost-ef­fec­tive. Coun­cil has di­rected Ad­min­is­tra­tion to pre­pare op­tions for re­view dur­ing 2019 bud­get de­lib­er­a­tions that will al­low the pro­gram to con­tinue while ad­dress­ing ca­pac­ity con­cerns.

Coun­cil has ap­proved new rental rates for the Scott Safety Cen­tre and sport­fields. A re­view of fees is con­ducted ev­ery two years, and the Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Ad­vi­sory Board rec­om­mended that a four per cent in­crease be ap­proved to en­sure rates are eq­ui­table. New rates for lo­cal fa­cil­i­ties, which came into ef­fect Septem­ber 10, are still below the av­er­age fee of com­pa­ra­ble com­mu­ni­ties.

Septem­ber 22 to 30 is Na­tional Coaches Week and White­court will be hon­our­ing lo­cal coaches through­out the week. Com­mu­nity mem­bers are asked to nom­i­nate their favourite coach and let us know why they are so great my mes­sag­ing White­court through the of­fi­cial @TownofWhite­court Face­book page. The dead­line for sub­mis­sions is Fri­day, Septem­ber 21, and those nom­i­nated will be en­tered into a prize draw.

2018 Small Busi­ness Week, which is sched­uled from Oc­to­ber 14 to 20, pays trib­ute to the con­tri­bu­tions that small and medium-sized busi­nesses make to the Cana­dian econ­omy. The Small Busi­ness Awards Gala is sched­uled for Oc­to­ber 12, and a num­ber of other events and ac­tiv­i­ties are planned in White­court Oc­to­ber 16 to 18. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. white­court.ca.

The White­court Ca­reer & Ed­u­ca­tion Expo is sched­uled Fri­day, Septem­ber 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Al­lan & Jean Mil­lar Cen­tre. The event pro­vides em­ploy­ers the op­por­tu­nity to re­cruit new staff, as well as an op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents to ex­plore var­i­ous ca­reers avail­able in our com­mu­nity.

• Over 50 ex­hibitors are con­firmed (rep­re­sent­ing dif­fer­ent in­dus­try sec­tors), and over 65 per cent of those con­firmed will be re­cruit­ing new em­ploy­ees.

• Over 20 dif­fer­ent col­leges and univer­sity will be rep­re­sented, and it is an­tic­i­pated that 1,500 stu­dents will par­tic­i­pate in the Expo. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.ca­reerand­e­d­u­ca­tion­expo.ca.

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