Drumheller Town Council
Committee of the Whole Meeting
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Mayor Colberg called the meeting to order at 4:31 p.m.
Kevin Blanchett, operations manager for the Town of Drumheller public works sector gave an update on the Snow Removal Policy that is currently in place.
He reviewed the specific road, sidewalks, parking lots, trails, and airport and their timelines after a heavy snowfall. Downtown Drumheller was described as priority one or zero tolerance after snow has ended.
Sand and salt are used for temperatures above -15 degrees while sand and fractured rock will be used in -15 degrees or colder.
Blanchett listed the extensive list of equipment the town has at its disposal.
He compared Drumheller’s snow removal policy to the towns of Olds, Stettler, and Strathmore.
Deputy mayor Tom Zariski presented a strategic business plan on behalf of the Drumheller and District Seniors Foundation. Zariski also explained what the foundation does for the community.
2017 was considered ‘a year of change’. Supported living level 4 planning. He showed the current capacity of all their current facilities.
The current board will establish a financial sustainability policy that encompasses creating reserve funds for operating and capital purposes. Long range plans for the older accommodations will soon be developed. This may include refurbishing, renovation, or demolition.
Zariski explained the hardships and missed opportunities due to the lack of level four accommodating rooms for residents.
Mayor Colberg presented a vision, mission, and core values statement for both administration and council to discuss.
Councillor Lisa Hansen-Zacharuk talked about other communities vision statements as well.
Council decided to table the mission and vision statement to the January 27 meeting after the councillors band together with administration and public works to come up with a more solid form of a statement and gain more input.