Whitecourt Town Council briefs
Woodlands County has provided notice to the Town of Whitecourt to terminate the Intermunicipal Cost Sharing Contribution Agreement. Whitecourt acknowledges receipt of notice, and in accordance with the agreement, effective January 1, 2020 the current cost sharing agreement will conclude. The 2018 Project List, which includes 160 projects, has been updated and is available for viewing on www.whitecourt.ca. One of the projects included in the document is the Scott Safety Centre roof and ceiling replacement project for the Athabasca Rink. This project began in September, but was delayed due to inclement weather. In order to ensure there are no interruptions to the 2018/2019 hockey season, completion of the project has been deferred to March 2019.
The Financial Report up to September 20, 2018 was presented to Council and is available for viewing on www.whitecourt.ca.
In response to a story published on Global Edmonton about property taxes throughout Alberta, Whitecourt prepared a report of how our community compares to municipalities featured in the news article. The comparison includes municipal taxes, franchise fees, and utility fees. To see the document, visit www. whitecourt.ca and search ‘Reports’. November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta. The Whitecourt Family Violence Initiative hosted several events in the last few weeks in recognition of this special month, and community members should watch for purple lights and red silhouettes around town in support of Family Violence Prevention Month.