Whitecourt Town Council briefs
Whitecourt Town Council has approved Community Standards Bylaw 1475-1 which includes regulations to manage recreational use of cannabis in our community. The possession, sale and consumption of cannabis will be legalized by the Federal Government on October 17, 2018. Bylaw 1475-1 will come into effect that day, and bans the recreational use of cannabis in all public places within the Town of Whitecourt, thereby limiting use to residences and private property. The Town of Whitecourt appreciates all of those that shared their feedback on the bylaw at the public open house and through the online survey conducted last month. Information on the bylaw will be shared through our website, in the community, and on social media accounts throughout the next several months.
Whitecourt has entered into a facility use agreement with Starks Sports Society, owners of the Whitecourt Wolverines Junior A Hockey Club, for the 2018/2019. Another use agreement will be negotiated in mid-2019 once details on the proposed facility extension to the Scott Safety Centre is finalized.
Whitecourt has approved a new facility use agreement with the Whitecourt Gymnastics Club. The new agreement will allow the Club to re-establish its program and staffing as it works to recover from impacts to their operations experienced from a flood at the facility in 2017.
Council endorsed and provided authorization for Administration to sign a Memorandum of Understanding and a Small Cell License Agreement with TELUS that allows TELUS and the municipality to pursue discussions regarding the upgrade of TELUS’ infrastructure within Whitecourt.
A Special Meeting of Council has been scheduled for December 12, 2018 at 5 p.m. to review the 2019 Budget.