Council Notes from the Regular Council Meeting Monday, August 14, 2023 | DrumhellerMail
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Council Notes from the Regular Council Meeting Monday, August 14, 2023


Council Overview
Information from Drumheller Town Council Regular Council Meeting
Monday, August 14, 2023

Council approved five notices of intention to expropriate properties in the Lehigh community.
Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation project director Deighen Blakely explained the Town has previously applied for funding to build a berm to protect the community, but this was rejected due to flooding risks which cannot be mitigated.
Council approved a request for decision presented by Economic Development manager Reg Johnston to submit an application for the Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF). The application deadline is Friday, August 18.
Mr. Johnston previously presented council with a request to consider becoming a developer of market residential and commercial real estate. Mr. Johnston explained the Housing Accelerator Fund is a $4 billion fund introduced in the 2022 federal budget for local governments to support housing supply, planning, and development.
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Darryl Drohomerski presented council with an update on the Aquaplex repairs and a timeline to when the indoor pool will be back in operation.
Facilities staff were informed during the July 10 council meeting that evidence of a leak in the indoor pool mechanical room had been discovered.
Throughout this closure, the outdoor pool will remain open-weather permitting. CAO Drohomerski noted the outdoor pool can continue to operate to a minimum overnight low of five degrees Celsius, and it is anticipated this could allow the outdoor pool to operate until the last week of September depending on weather conditions.

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