Information from Drumheller Town Council Committee of the Whole Meeting
Monday, September 11, 2023
Drumheller Mayor Heather Colberg opened the meeting and made some opening remarks.
The Sports Expo will be held on Wednesday, September 13 and will include booths for residents to provide feedback on the proposed paid parking program and Business License Bylaw.
There will be an open house regarding the Nacmine berm on Thursday, September 14 at the Badlands Community Facility (BCF) which will provide information on upcoming flood mitigation work for this portion of the project.
Council introduced new Recreation, Arts, and Culture manager, Rick Ladouceur.
Emergency and Protective Services manager Greg Peters presented council with a briefing note on the proposed paid parking program. He explained this program is anticipated to help mitigate increased pressures on Town infrastructure and services during the tourism season.
It is proposed the program will operate between May 1 to October 31, and Drumheller residents would be exempt provided they register their vehicles, with up to four vehicles per household permitted, with additional vehicles to be considered on a case by case basis.
Funding received from the program would help to offset additional costs imposed due to this increased pressure. Any funds in excess are expected to be held in reserve, similar to existing funds in excess from the Hoodoo paid parking program.
Information and feedback is still being gathered from residents and is meant to enhance the community’s understanding of the program, and gather input and concerns. The Town’s communications department has been working closely with Emergency and Protective Services to establish a portal for residents to review information regarding the proposed program, affected areas, cost, and how to use the system.
Council adjourned to a closed session.
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