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Alumni players return to DVSS court

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Former DVSS/DCHS hoopsters were invited back to their alma mater to test their meddle and lung capacity against a younger squad. The Annual DVSS Alumni games went on Thursday, December 21, with the senior DVSS dynos boys and girls teams taking on former players. Many alumni players still had what it takes on the court, although they were helped along by an extremely long bench.

Drumheller Town Council approves 2024 Capital budget of $8.66 million

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At the Regular Council Meeting on December 18, 2023, the proposed Capital Budget for 2024 was approved for $8.66 million. $4.13 million will be for water/wastewater projects and $4.53 million for general capital projects that will be funded by Provincial grants and property taxes.
“The town is continuing to make investments in replacing and improving infrastructure throughout the community including the implementation of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan that was approved in 2023,” says CAO Darryl Drohomerski.
The Capital Budget does not include the Flood Mitigation Program, which is managed separately from the other capital projects.

Drumheller Town Council approves Utility Rate Bylaw

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Drumheller’s Town Council approved the 2024 Utility Rate Bylaw on December 18, 2023. There will be a 3% in water and a 6% increase in wastewater. The Town of Drumheller (TOD) continues on a track to self-sustainability. This is ensuring that long-term infrastructure investments are maintained for regulatory compliance.
Fee increases went into effect on January 1st, 2024. The cubic metre charge for water will increase by $0.07, from $2.2386 to $2.3058, and the wastewater will increase by $0.14, from $2.4131 to $2.5579. The monthly charges per household consuming 15 cubic metres will increase by $9.58.
“Our utility systems are on the path to self-sufficiency through responsible cost increases. The investment in our water and wastewater system in 2023 and 2024 is in large part the result of proper financial planning over the last several years which allows the Town to self-fund these expenditures,” say CAO Darryl Drohomerski.
The utility system is a vital part of the TOD’s infrastructure. These rate increases are in accordance with timelines required to reach a sustainable utility and to reach financial stability.


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