Information from Drumheller Town Council Regular Council Meeting
Monday, September 18, 2023
Council accepted for information a presentation from ATCO Electric regarding the co-invested versus non-invested streetlights.
Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation project director Deighen Blakely provided council with an update on the status of the project.
She explained, to date, a total of 22 properties targeted for floodway buyouts in the communities of Nacmine, Rosedale, and Lehigh have been acquired; a total of five properties remain in Lehigh for buyout.
Ms. Blakely also provided an updated timeline for various berm projects which are ongoing, including the East Coulee, Downtown, Newcastle, and hospital extension berms. East Coulee berm has been broken down into two phases and construction is anticipated to be fully completed by the end of quarter three in 2024; the downtown berm is expected to wrap up by the end of 2023.
A public engagement regarding the Nacmine berm was held on Thursday, September 14 at the Badlands Community Facility (BCF); a public engagement for the proposed Rosedale berm will be held in mid-November.
Council approved Resolution for Expropriation for two partial parcels for berm construction in North Drumheller for the West Michichi Creek berm.
Council approved a request from Emergency and Protective Services director Greg Peters to trial the HotSpot paid parking between October 2 and October 31.
Signage will be installed at designated paid parking areas, which include the Badlands Community Facility, World’s Largest Dinosaur/Visitor Information Centre, and Town-owned parking lots.
Residents of Drumheller can begin applying for residential parking permits which will exempt them from the paid parking program, provided that they register. Following this trial, Mr. Peters will return to council with a report no later than the December 11 council meeting to outline the outcome of the trial.
Council opened the public meeting for the proposed Area Structure Plan repeal bylaw for the East Coulee trestle bridge. There were no written submissions or participants registered to speak in-person.
Complete minutes from council meetings can be found on www.drumheller.ca once they have been adopted.