Recreation & Facilities Needs Assessment
Proposals from interested and qualified proponents are now being welcomed for the Town of Blackfalds 2015 Recreation and Facilities Needs Assessment. Please see the detailed Request for Proposals
Monday, February 16th
Penguin Dippers Wanted!
Click here to download Dipper Information and Sign Up Package (PDF).
Watch for the detailed schedule of Winterfest activities coming soon.
Snow Removal Update
Effective - Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The snow removal schedule, weather depending, is as follows. Please watch for "No Parking" signs on your street.
Thursday, Jan. 29 - Plumtree Cres, Pine Cres, & Coleman Cres
Friday, Jan. 30 - Aspen Dr, Poplar Ave, & Aspen Cres
Snow removal will continue in the order of priority as outlined in the Snow Removal Map. Please watch for further updates.
Snow Removal Route Map
The snow removal route map for the current season is now available by clicking HERE. This map indicates the priorities for snow removal on community roadways. The red lines indicate the highest priority routes - main collector roads that are used by transit, and / or provide access to schools, Town facilities and downtown commercial amenities. The green and blue lines represent the minor collector roads and the residential through roads that are the next priority routes for snow removal.
The accompanying Snow Removal and Ice Control Policy that was recently adopted calls for less windrowing along most roadways in the community and increased removal of snow through blowing and hauling. For full details on the Snow Removal and Ice Control Policy please click HERE
On Dec. 9th Town Council passed the 2015 Operating Budget of $22,427,300.00 and the Capital Budget of $1,857,200.00, allowing for current levels of service delivery as well as a full year of regional transit, further development of parks and trails, and required transportation studies and features.
There will be an overall 2.0 percent increase to the 2015 property tax rate and utility rates will remain unchanged from 2014.
Some of the highlights of the 2015 budget include:
3.5 additional full-time staff
Extension of the TransCanada Trail to connect to the Abbey Centre
Playground replacement and installation at the Civic Center and in McKay Ranch
Pine Cres. Park development: trails, trees, and parking lot
Construction of a required lift station
Recommended equipment purchases, as outlined in the Fleet Replacement Policy
Necessary landscaping and entrance features for roundabout at Hwy. 2A & Hwy 597
Undertaking of required transportation studies and a Parks & Facilities Community Needs Assessment to inform the long-term infrastructure Master Plan and implementation of future capital projects
For more detailed information on the 2015 budget CLICK HERE
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