A committee is working on ways to beautify Drumheller to appeal to tourists and their recommendations may impact residents and businesses when it comes to community standards.
A tourism corridor committee has been working on developing recommendations for new bylaws which would improve the appearances of Drumheller from a tourist’s perspective. The group has looked at how highways in and out of Drumheller, from Highway 9 north and south and Highway 10 from East Coulee and North Dinosaur Trail could be improved.
“Almost everyone along the corridor already looks after their places so we’re really lucky, but it’s being done because for our residents and visitors we just want to raise the bar on the community so it all looks healthier,” says Mayor Heather Colberg who has been participating in the committee.
The committee is seeing whether properties should be placed into primary and secondary areas which would have elevated bylaw requirements for maintaining the appearance of properties, such as weeds and where garbage bins are located.
“I look around and see businesses trying to do their best. But we’re doing a lot of work in the community – trying to clean things up, planting flowers – we just want things to look good,” says Colberg.
The committee will bring their recommendations to council later this summer to see if their work can be developed into a new set of bylaws.