The Community Services Department is pleased to announce the Parade results:
Best overall: Dancers Edge Studio
Banking: 1st place Servus Credit Union, 2nd place ATB
Horse: 1st place Electric Strides Drill Team, 2nd place Ken Carlson
Bands: 1st place Red Deer Royals, 2nd place Iron Ridge School Band
Youth Groups: 1st place KAPS, 2nd Lacrosse Association and Optimist Club of Blackfalds, 3rd place Blackfalds Figure Skating
Insurance: 1st place Sun Life Insurance, 2nd place A-Win Insurance
Business: Fifth Element Salon and Main Street Hardware, 2nd place Sunny94
Community Groups: 1st place Blackfalds Library, 2nd place Community Futures
Congratulations to all and thanks once again to Blackfalds Agricultural Society, Lacombe County, Servus Credit Union and Blackfalds Family Foods for supporting Blackfalds Days - and to the many volunteers and staff who contributed to making the 2013 Blackfalds Days a success!
We hope that residents and visitors enjoyed the many events that took place this year. If you missed the fireworks, here is a link to the you tube video - http://youtu.be/PgrGAC6zHxI
Blackfalds YARD WASTE Collection Program
Yard waste must be in a clean, open, rigid and reusable container such as a GARBAGE CAN OR A PLASTIC BIN. Reusable containers MUST be labeled with a "Yard Waste" sticker, available at the Town Office (no charge).
Thank you to the 1000+ residents who submitted their census online. Enumerators are now going door to door, until June 23rd, to visit residents who were missed during the online portion.
Enumerators will wear Town of Blackfalds identifiable picture ID badges and will attend residences between the hours of 9am and 9pm until June 23rd.
Centennial Park Update
The new playground equipment on the northeast end of the park has been installed and work is ongoing.
The developer has installed the majority of the large storm water lift station and forcemain along the east side of the pond to control water levels and will be fixing the surface work and installing the underground pumps at the end of the month.
Cutting down and removing the visible portion of the cattails in the wet areas including the cattails in the pond, around the pond and on the west side opposite the pathway is 90 percent completed, the contractor will come back in September to finish around the edges of the pond. The west portion of the low lying wet area (west of the pathway) has been clean up and is being dried out to ensure no cattails will grow in the future, topsoil to be placed in September.
The Town has been lowering the pond and the contractor was scheduled to be removing the deadfall trees and stumps this week along the north section of the pond, but due to birds nesting in the area this work has been re-scheduled to September 9th based on the Biologist's report and the migratory bird act.
A portion of the existing asphalt path from the bridge on the south side to the east will be replaced and the landscaping features will be constructed at this time as well. These features include new grass, trees, shrubs, bat and small bird areas and defined nesting areas.
CENTENNIAL PARK - Public Information Session
PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION - CENTENNIAL PARK REHABILITATION ENHANCEMENT PROJECT
A public information session was be held on March 6th, 2013, where information was presented with a focus on the rehabilitation and enhancement work happening this year at the park, as well as potential future development in the park. CLICK HERE to view the information that was presented and view maps of the area.
For more information, please contact the Town at 403-885-4677.
Intermunicipal Development Plan Review
Town and County Officials has recently reviewed the Intermunicipal Development Plan and completed an updated Draft Plan for public input. The Plan presents an opportunity and framework for the two municipalities to jointly develop policies to guide future land use and the development of lands around the Town of Blackfalds. The review of this Plan ensures that it remains current and is effectively fulfilling it's purpose.
A PUBLIC MEETING will be held Tuesday, June 18 2013 at 7:00pm - Blackfalds Community Hall - 4810 Womacks Road. Planners from the Town and County will make a presentation highlighting updates to the Draft Plan. There will be an opportunity afterwards for questions and comments.
COMMERCIAL Land For Sale
Volunteer Board Members
Looking for a place to contribute in your community?
The Town of Blackfalds is currently seeking volunteers for the following Town Boards:
- 1 Vacancy - Economic Development and Tourism Board
- 1 Vacancy - Family & Community Support Services Board
- 7 Vacancies - Municipal Library Board
- 1 Vacancy - Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
- 1 Business Rep Vacancy - CAEP (Central Alberta Economic Partnership)
You can get involved and make a difference in our community. To send in an application or for further details, call the Town Office at 403-885-6248 or go to: www.blackfalds.com / Town Hall / Boards and Committees.
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